Flashcards in Person of God Deck (10)
How does scripture define God?
Father - Matthew 6:8-9, Galatians 4:6-7
Creator - Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, Colossians 1:16
Light - I John 1:5
Love - I John 4:8
Spirit - John 4:24
Sovereign/Ruler - 1 Timothy 6:15, Isaiah 46:10
Belief in God who is intimately involved with His creation. He is both imminent and transcendent.
Belief that while God created the earth, He has nothing to do with it now - totally transcendent.
Deism denies the incarnation and the deity if Christ.
There is NO God.
Belief in deification of man, salvation is to be found in mankind - we are the answer to our own problems.
Belief that the existence of God is not knowable.
Neither affirms or denies.
What is the basis for the Christian belief that God is a person?
He is in relationship.
He has KNOWLEDGE - Isaiah 46:10, Romans 11:33 (O the depths...)
He has EMOTIONS - Genesis 6:6. Psalm 2:4, Isaiah 62:5
He has a WILL - Ephesians 1:5 - In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will...
What are some of the evidences and arguments for the existence of God?
NOTE: The scripture does not set out to prove there is a God. It simply assumes that God is, beginning in Genesis 1:1, "In the beginning, God ..."
The creative order shows there is a God (Romans 1:18-20)
PHILOSOPHICAL ARGUMENTS FOR GOD
1. Cosmological: there cannot be infinite regress. We must eventually come to a first mover (Genesis 1:1)
2. Teleological: appeals to the orderliness and design of the universe (Romans 1:19 and Psalm 19:1-The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.)
3. Ontological: innate in man is the idea of God (Romans 1:21, Psalm 14:1)
4. Moral/Anthropological: the moral order requires the existence if God (Romans 2:14-16)
Name some attributes of God and give a Scriptural reference for each.
Omniscient: Job 37:16, Psalm 139:1-6, 1 John 3:30
Omnipresent: Psalm 139:7-10, Colossians 1:17
Omnipotent: Job 38 and 39
Eternal: Genesis 1:1, Psalm 90:2 (from everlasting to everlasting...), 1 Timothy 6:16 ([God], who alone has immortality).
Immutable: Malachi 3:6, James 1:17 (every good and perfect give is from above...)
Self-Existent: Exodus 3:14
*God's Aseity is seen in how he is eternal, immutable, and self-existent.
MERCIFUL, GRACIOUS, FAITHFUL, LOVE- Exodus 34:6, Ps. 145:8
“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
WISE, KNOWLEDGABLE- Romans 11:33
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
RIGHTEOUS, JUST - Psalm 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
LOVE- 1 John 4:8, John 3:16