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God the Father

The fact of God’s existence is so conspicuous, both through creation and through man’s conscience, that the Bible calls the atheist a “fool” (Psalm 14:1). Accordingly, the Bible never attempts to prove the existence of God; instead, it assumes His existence from the very beginning (Genesis 1:1). What the Bible does is reveal the nature, character, and work of God.

Statue of God the Father

Thinking correctly about God is of utmost importance because a false idea about God is idolatry. In Psalm 50:21, God reproves the wicked man with this accusation:"You thought I was altogether like you." 

 

A good summary definition of God is the Supreme Being, the Creator and Ruler of all, the Self-existent One who is perfect in power, goodness, and wisdom.

 

We know certain things to be true of God for one reason: He has condescended to reveal some of His qualities to us in His mercy. 

  • God is spirit, by nature intangible (John 4:24).

  • God is One, but He exists as three Persons—God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17). 

  • God is infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), incomparable (2 Samuel 7:22), and unchanging (Malachi 3:6). 

  • God exists everywhere (Psalm 139:7-12) and knows everything (Psalm 147:5; Isaiah 40:28.

  • God has all power and authority (Ephesians 1; Revelation 19:6).

 

Here are some of God's characteristics as revealed in the Bible. God is:

  • just (Acts 17:31),

  • loving (Ephesians 2:4-5),

  • truthful (John 14:6),

  • holy (1 John 1:5). 

  • God shows compassion (2 Corinthians 1:3),

  • mercy (Romans 9:15), and grace (Romans 5:17). 

  • God judges sin (Psalm 5:5) and offers forgiveness (Psalm 130:4).

 

We cannot fully comprehend the magnitude of God's being apart from His profound works because what God does, the very essence of His being, has a profound impact. Here is an abbreviated list of God's works, past, present, and future:

  • God created the world (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 42:5); 

  • He actively sustains the world (Colossians 1:17); 

  • He is executing His eternal plan (Ephesians 1:11), which involves the redemption of man from the curse of sin and death (Galatians 3:13-14); 

  • He draws people to Christ (John 6:44); He disciplines His children (Hebrews 12:6); and 

  • He will judge the world (Revelation 20:11-15).

 

In the Person of the Son, 

  • God became incarnate (John 1:14).

  • Therefore, the Son of God, in His unique role, became the Son of Man and is the 'bridge' between God and man (John 14:6; 1 Timothy 2:5). This act of divine intervention is a testament to God's love and mercy, and it should fill us with gratitude.It is only through the Son that we can have forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7), reconciliation with God (John 15:15; Romans 5:10), and eternal salvation (2 Timothy 2:10).

  • In Jesus Christ,"all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form" (Colossians 2:9).
     

So, to know who God is, we must look at Jesus.
Source: Got Questions - https://www.gotquestions.org/

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