Friday, 14 December 2012

God's Attributes


Self-existent

God's self-existence means that he does not need us or the rest of creation for anything. While everything other than God depends on God for everything, God depends on no one for existence. He is absolute reality.


Self-sufficient
God does not need anything that we humans need to survive. He requires no water, air, food, sleep or money. Counselors, supervisors, and advisors of any kind are of no need to Him. He is self sufficient in all capacities.

All-knowing
God knows all things, this includes the past, the present, and the future. It includes actuality, and contingencies. That is, he knows what will happen, and he knows would "could" happen. There was never a time when God did not know anything. 

All-wise
God has all wisdom. He works everything out for the good of his people, and for the display and enjoyment of his glory. This involves countless factors and people and events and decisions and all sorts of things that would drown any strategist,  But not God. Even when things look the worst, God is carrying out his perfect wisdom. He never fails, never lacks any foresight, and never estimates. He knows all, and plans all, and he loves to display the glory and beauty of his wisdom by accomplishing the seemingly impossible.
Infinite
God is not subject to any of the limitations of humanity or his creation.

Impassable
God is without passions. He is not overwhelmed by any emotion, he is not incapacitated or weakened or stifled by any event or any amount of grief or love. Rather, God is totally self-controlled. While God does grieve, and does passionately love, he does so completely on purpose.

Immaterial
God is not fundamentally composed of matter, he is spirit and he created all matter ,. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
Unchanging

Also called immutability, this means that God never changes in his being (who he is) or promises .



Holiness

To say that God is holy is to say that He is eternally separate and distinct from all impurity.

All-powerful

God has all power. He can exercise dominion over the entire universe, carry out the purposes of his wisdom, govern the hearts of men, and even create things out of nothing.



Everywhere-present

God is everywhere. He has no physical form. He is present everywhere in that everything is immediately in His presence. At the same time He is present everywhere in the universe. No one can hide from Him and nothing escapes His notice.

Love
He who does not love does not know God, God is concerned for his creatures, and especially his people. He is tender toward them, and does not take pleasure in their suffering or condemnation. He seeks the best for his people. 


Good
He who always do good and expects same from his people.

Gracious
God loves to give us what we don't deserve. He loves to pardon sin and lavish us with his goodness. He takes pleasure in giving gifts to people to display the glory of his resourcefulness, patience, and mercy.

Merciful
God shows his compassion by not giving us the sentence we deserve.

Jealousy
He never tolerates, his people worship other than him. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God. for you shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.



Simple
God is not composed of a variety of substances.The simplicity of God reminds us that God needs nothing else to exist neither did he comes about by a number of forces or substances joining together. This reassuring fact will encourage us to worship him as the unchanging God. 


Eternal
God exists forever, meaning he has no beginning or end He has always existed in the same way: fully and completely as God