God, who is He?



Question: “Who is God, what is His character & nature?”



Bible Answers

The following presents a summary of who God is, His characteristics, nature, works, attributes, and relationship with man.


Who is God

The Bible never attempts to prove who God is or His existence; rather it states who God is, His character, nature and requirements.


God is not like us

Many falsely think that God is like us. However, if God was like us, He would be sinful like us.  Rather,  God is Holy, meaning sinless, He is all powerful, all knowing, all goodness, and all just.


God’s character

Some of God’s characteristics include: God is compassionate (Mark 1:41), holy (1 Peter 1:16), just (Acts 17:31), loving (1 John 4:8), truthful (John 14:6), merciful (not getting what you do deserve) (Luke 6:16), and gives grace (getting what you do not deserve (John 1:17). While God judges sin (Luke 15:10). He also offers forgiveness (Luke 1:77) to those who ask Him.


God’s nature

Some of God’s nature include: God is spirit (John 4:24), intangible (John 4:24), infinite (1 Timothy 1:17), incomparable (2 Samuel 7:22), and unchanging (Malachi 3:6). God is omnipresence (always present)(Psalm 139:7-12), omniscience (knows everything) (1 John 3:20), and omnipotence (has unlimited power) (Psalm 115:3). God is eternal – He is from everlasting to everlasting (Deut. 33:27), unchanging – He is the same yesterday, today, and ever more (Ps 102:26-28).  God is triune – He is one God who has manifested himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17).


God’s work

A few of God’s works includes: God created the world (Genesis 1:1), He created mankind (Genesis 1:27), draws the lost to Christ (John 6:44), leads us to righteousness (Romans 2:4), and will judge mankind (Revelation 20:11-15).


Who is God? - A Relationship with Him

God wants a relationship as He had in the garden with Adam and Eve. He so loves us that He gave up His Son to rescue those of us who are willing to come to Him (Ephesians 1:11).  He wants a relationship predicated on our complete trust and love of God.


God is

If we let Him, He is my God, my Lord, my strength, my refuge, my rock, my deliverer, my fortress, my shield, my stronghold, and my salvation.  He also is my friend, my companion, and my helper.  He is faithful, gracious, merciful, kind, and most of all, He is the God who loves me. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (Ephesians 2:4).


As we gain understanding of God’s great love, it moves from our head to our heart, and we are better able to love God and to love others with God’s love.  


 God the supreme sovereign Lord and creator of

the universe loves us beyond measure.


God’s foundation

God’s foundation is love, love that we can completely trust and abide in.  His love is the cornerstone of His Holy Scriptures.  God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him (1 John 4:16).

 

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).


When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, he replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37, 39).


Love is the greatest attribute a Christian can possess (1 Corinthians 13:13).  Being a Christian is being Christ like.



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