Archive for April, 2007

God is Just #5

April 20, 2007

God is just! God is righteous! The terms are interchangeable. Today we are talking about the  justice of God.

God is entirely correct and just in all of His dealings with man. This justice works in compliance with His law. God’s justice is related to man’s sin. God’s law reflects His standard. God is just when He judges man for breaking the very  law that God has revealed.

God’s Righteousness means that God always acts in accordance with what is right. It is God Himself who is the final standard of what is right. (see below Deut 32:3)

 Exodus 34:6-7 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.”

Deut. 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

2 Chron. 12:6 The leaders of Israel and the king humbled themselves and said, “The Lord is just.”

Neh. 9:33 In all that has happened to us, you have been just; you have acted faithfully, while we did wrong.

Job 34:17-30 Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? 18Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ 19who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor,for they are all the work of his hands? 20They die in an instant, in the middle of the night; the people are shaken and they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand.

21“His eyes are on the ways of men; he sees their every step. 22There is no dark place, no deep shadow,where evildoers can hide. 23God has no need to examine men further,that they should come before him for judgment. 24Without inquiry he shatters the mightyand sets up others in their place. 25Because he takes note of their deeds,he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed. 26He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them, 27because they turned from following him and had no regard for any of his ways. 28They caused the cry of the poor to come before him,so that he heard the cry of the needy. 29But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over man and nation alike, 30to keep a godless man from ruling, from laying snares for the people.

Psalm 33:5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 33:13-15 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; 14from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth– 15he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.

Psalm 36:6 Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.

Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 58:11 Then men will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.”

Psalm 96:13 they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth.

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 140:12 I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.

Isaiah 30:18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!

Isaiah 61:8 “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them.

Ezekiel 18:4 For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son–both alike belong to me. The soul who sins is the one who will die.

Zeph. 3:5 The Lord within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail, yet the unrighteous know no shame.

Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Luke 18:7-8 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Acts 17:31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”

Romans 1:32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

Romans 2:7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.

Romans 3:25-26 God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished– 26he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

2 Thes. 1:8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Rev. 16:5-6 Then I heard the angel in charge of the waters say: “You are just in these judgments, you who are and who were, the Holy One, because you have so judged; 6for they have shed the blood of your saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve.”

God is Holy #4

April 15, 2007

Holiness means to be set apart or separation. God is transcendent, distinct from all of His creation.

God is separate from moral evil, sin. A good description of God would be Majestic Purity or Majestic Ethics. God is morally pure. Holiness is God’s primary attribute and I think the one that He would want us to Know Him by.

Because God is absolutely Holy, sinners must be separated from Him unless a way can be found to constitute them holy. Do you have any guesses how that way has been provided? Is it by my merits or the merits of someone else?

The prophet Zechariah spoke of a day when everything on earth will be holy to the LORD –  Zech. 14:20-21 On that day Holy to the lord will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, and the cooking pots in the Lord’s house will be like the sacred bowls in front of the altar. 21Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to the Lord Almighty, and all who come to sacrifice will take some of the pots and cook in them. And on that day there will no longer be a Canaanite in the house of the Lord Almighty.

 Exodus 15:1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse and its rider he has hurled into the sea.

Leviticus 11:44-45 I am the Lord your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy. Do not make yourselves unclean by any creature that moves about on the ground. 45I am the Lord who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.

Deut. 32:4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

 Joshua 24:19 Joshua said to the people, “You are not able to serve the Lord. He is a holy God; he is a jealous God. He will not forgive your rebellion and your sins.

1 Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

1 Samuel 6:20 and the men of Beth Shemesh asked, “Who can stand in the presence of the Lord, this holy God? To whom will the ark go up from here?”

1 Chron. 16:10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Job 6:10 Then I would still have this consolation– my joy in unrelenting pain– that I had not denied the words of the Holy One.

 Psalm 5:4 You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.

Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

 Psalm 22:3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.

Psalm 30:4 Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name.

Psalm 92:15 proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”

Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Isaiah 6:3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Isaiah 40:25 “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

Isaiah 43:15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King.”

Isaiah 52:10 The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 57:15 For this is what the high and lofty One says– he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

 Ezekiel 39:7 ” ‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel.

Hosea 11:9 I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I turn and devastate Ephraim. For I am God, and not man– the Holy One among you. I will not come in wrath.

Habakkuk 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

Luke 1:49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me– holy is his name.

John 17:11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name–the name you gave me–so that they may be one as we are one.

Hebrews 12:10 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness.

Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29for our “God is a consuming fire.”

James 1:13-14 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.

1 Peter 1:15-16 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

1 John 1:5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.

 Rev. 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

“Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,

who was, and is, and is to come.”

Rev. 6:10 They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?”

” ‘I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel.

God is Good #3

April 11, 2007

When we say that God is good, what do we mean? Have you ever thought about it? Here is how I would reflect on God’s goodness – what do you think?

1.) Moral Purity – 2.) Holiness – 3.) Righteousness – 4.) Justice – 5.) Integrity – 6.) Genuineness – 7.) Veracity – 8.) Faithfulness – 9.) Love – 10.) Benevolence – 11.) Grace – 12.) Mercy – 13.) Persistence  Can you think of any others?

 Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.

Exodus 33:19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

2 Chron. 5:13 The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good;his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud,

2 Chron. 6:41 “Now arise, O Lord God, and come to your resting place,you and the ark of your might. May your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, may your saints rejoice in your goodness.

2 Chron. 30:18 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone

Psalm 25:7-8 Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord. 8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

Psalm 31:19 How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 52:9 I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.

Psalm 73:1 A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor;no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;his love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 119:1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.

Psalm 135:3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

Jeremiah 33:10-11 “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more 11the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord.

Lament. 3:25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,

Matthew 5:45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Matthew 19:17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”

Mark 10:18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.

Acts 14:17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”

Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

2 Thes. 1:11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

God is Eternal #2

April 7, 2007

The eternity of God relates to time. God is not limited by or bound to time. Time as we know it is a succession of events and it is this that God is above.

To God all things are equally and always present, there is no distinction between past, present and future. God exists endlessly – (endlessly backwards and forwards in what we would call time.) Think of it this way, God’s eternity extends to past infinity and to future infinity. This is why Psalm 90 can say ” from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

Take note – The above definition is not to suggest that time is unreal to God or that it does not exist. While God sees everything as an eternal now in relation to man and creation He does see a succession of events in time. God created time, but He is not in time.

Wayne Grudem in his Systematic Theology (p. 168) states “God has no beginning, end or succession of moments in His own being, and he sees all time equally and vividly, yet God sees events in time and acts in time.”

The good news from this is we can have confidence because God has never, nor will He ever cease to exist. His sustaining, providential control of all things and events is assured.

Genesis 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, and there he called upon the name of the Lord, the Eternal God.

Deut. 32:40 I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,

Deut. 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!’

1 Chron. 16:36 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”

Neh. 9:5 And the Levites–Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabneiah, Sherebiah, Hodiah, Shebaniah and Pethahiah–said: “Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.

Job 36:26 How great is God–beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.

Psalm 29:10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord is enthroned as King forever.

Psalm 33:11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Psalm 41:13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

Psalm 90:1-2 A prayer of Moses the man of God. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. 2Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Psalm 90:4 For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by,or like a watch in the night.

Psalm 93:2 Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.

Psalm 102:25-27 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 26They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. 27But you remain the same, and your years will never end.

Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.

Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Isaiah 41:4 Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord–with the first of them and with the last–I am he.”

Isaiah 44:6 “This is what the Lord says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

Isaiah 57:15 For this is what the high and lofty One says– he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Lament. 5:19 You, O Lord, reign forever; your throne endures from generation to generation.

Daniel 4:34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom endures from generation to generation.

Habakkuk 1:12 O Lord, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, we will not die. O Lord, you have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, you have ordained them to punish.

Habakkuk 3:6 He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble.The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed. His ways are eternal.

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Romans 16:26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him–

1 Cor. 2:7 No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

Ephes. 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

1 Tim. 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Tim. 6:15-16 which God will bring about in his own time–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

Hebrews 1:10-12 He also says, “In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 11They will perish, but you remain;they will all wear out like a garment. 12You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.”

2 Peter 3:8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

Rev. 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Rev. 4:8-9 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

“Holy, holy, holy

is the Lord God Almighty,

who was, and is, and is to come.”

9Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever,

God is One; God is a Unity #1

April 5, 2007

Is this a simple statement? “God is numerically One.” It sounds as if it should be simple, but their is much confusion. This is the one thing that set Israel apart from it’s neighbors. All of the surrounding nations were polythiestic – they worshiped many Gods. The daily prayers of Israel included the Shema (Deut. 6:4 Hear O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.)

This is not just a prayer, it is also a statement to the world about their God. It was a declaration of monotheism.

Our God is one in His essence and He cannot be divided. God’s unity is defined in a way that He is not a composite, nor can He be divided into His parts. Again,God is One God who is indivisible.

God is not divided into parts, yet we see different attributes of God emphasized at different times.

Exodus 15:11 “Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you– majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

Deut. 4:35 You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.

Deut. 4:39 Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

Deut. 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Deut. 32:39 “See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.

2 Samuel 7:22 “How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

1 Kings 8:60 so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God and that there is no other.

Psalm 86:10 For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.

Isaiah 42:8 “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.

Isaiah 44:6 “This is what the Lord says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

Isaiah 45:5 I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,

Joel 2:27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

Zech. 14:9 The Lord will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one Lord, and his name the only name.

John 5:44 How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 Cor. 8:4-6 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one. 5For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), 6yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

Galatians 3:20 A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.

Ephes. 4:5-6 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

1 Tim. 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Tim. 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

1 Tim. 6:15 which God will bring about in his own time–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,

James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder.

 

Attributes of God – What Can We Know About Our God?(Intro)

April 4, 2007

Who is the God of the Christian faith. Is the God of the Bible an unknown quantity? Is it true that God is so mighty and holy that He is also distant and unknowable?

Are you a non Christian? Are you an honest skeptic? Do you say “I don’t believe in God because we can’t know Him.” ? Follow along as we look into the things that we do know about God.

Why are we given God’s attributes? Why does Scripture speak of these different attributes? Think how big God is. We are unable to grasp all of God’s character at once. We then learn about God by looking ay Him from different perspectives over a period of time.

Let me caution the reader – never set these varying perspectives in opposition to ne another. They are to be used to look at the totality of God’s character.

We will look at all the Bible passages that describe God in 21 categories.

  1. God is one – God is a unity
  2. God is eternal
  3. God is good
  4. God is holy
  5. God is just
  6. God is merciful
  7. God is omnipresent
  8. God is patient
  9. God is self existent
  10. God is unchangeable
  11. God shows loving kindness
  12. God is compassionate
  13. God is faithful
  14. God is gracious
  15. God is impartial
  16. God is love
  17. God is omnipotent
  18. God is righteous
  19. Gos is truthful
  20. God is sovereign
  21. God is omniscient