THE PERSON OF GOD




        The study of God has been the ambition of philosophers, etc. for millenniums. Some sit and meditate and try to think into the realm of the eternal Being. The only true knowledge about God can be gained from the Bible.

John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Ex.33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Ex. 33:23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
        Moses talked to God and saw a part of Him but did not see the Lord's face. Jesus who is God's Son came from heaven to reveal the Father God to us. Pagan wisdom says, "Man, know thyself," but Jesus says, Man learn of the Father." John 17:3 tells us that to know God and Christ His Son is to have eternal life, "And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou has sent."

God's Personality


        Personality is characterized by possessing knowkedge, feeling and will power. An idol can not have personality for it neither knows, feels of responds. Our God is an individual that is living and has definate characteristics. God is a Person. He is not an influence or unseen force or power like electricty.
Jer. 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
1 Thes. 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
2 Chron. 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
        The moving eyes denote life and personality unknown to idols or false gods. Psalms 94:11 tells us "The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man," that is , He has knowledge.


Gods Nature


        God is a Spirit. A spirit is a ghost—it has neither flesh, bones or blood.
Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
John 4:24 1 Tim. 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.


Gods Unity


        The Lord our God is one God in contrast to the plurality of pagan gods.
Deut. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Isa. 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.


Gods Natural Attributes

        An attribute is a quality, property or unique characteristic of something. We reason that to be God, He must possess certain basic qualities. These include the following:

1. He is eternal. To be the true God He must have neither beginning nor ending. An idol is disqualified for it was made by someone, thus it had a beginning.
Psa. 90:20 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
1 Tim 1:17Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever.
Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. He is unchangeable. God is so constituted that He cannot change.
1 Sam. 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.
Mal. 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
3. He possesses all power. To lack this He could bot be God.
Gen. 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Man makes things out of existing materials. God creates out of non-existent materials, objects that are good and perfect.
Job 42:2 I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.
Psa. 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
4. He is present everywhere at one and the same time.
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
Jer. 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?
5. He has all knowledge. Nothing is hidden from the Lord.
1 Chr. 28:9 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
2Chr. 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
Daniel 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
He is holy…Ex. 15:11…1 Sam. 2:22…Isa. 6:3…1 Pea. 1:16
God is righteous…Psa. 116:5…Ezra 9:15…Psa. 145:17
God is merciful…Psa. 103:8…Deut. 4:31…Psa. 86:15
God is love…1 John 4:8-16…John 3:16…1 John 3:16…
God is Glorious…Ex. 15:11…Psa. 145:5
Longsuffering…Num 14:18…Compassionate…1 Kings 8:23…Unsearchable…Job 11:7
Good…Psa. 25:8…True…Jer. 10:10…Incorruptible…Rom. 1:23…Consuming fire…Heb.12:29
Gracious…Ex. 34:6…Jealous…Josh. 24:1…Great…2 Chr. 2:5…Perfect…Matt. 5:48…and so much more.


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