Theology Proper


Q4 What is God?

Answer:

    ‎‎‎‎God is

  • a Spirit, (John 4:24)
  • ‎‎‎infinite, (Job 11:7–9)
  • ‎‎‎eternal, (Ps. 90:2)
  • ‎‎‎and unchangeable, (James 1:17)
  • ‎‎‎in his being, (Exod. 3:14)
  • ‎‎‎wisdom, (Ps. 147:5)
  • ‎‎‎power, (Rev. 4:8)
  • ‎‎‎holiness, (Rev. 15:4)
  • ‎‎‎justice,
  • ‎‎‎goodness,
  • ‎‎‎and truth. (Exod. 34:6–7)

‎For Further study:

  1. ‎What is meant by each word?
  2. ‎How is God infinite, etc.? (Time, space, wisdom, power, etc)
  3. ‎Make a distinction in your discussion about the characteristics of God (Spirit, Infinite, Eternal, Unchangeable) and the attributes (being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, truth).
    • Pair each characteristic together with an attribute for further study (e.g. How is God characteristic in His attribute?)
    • How is God infinite in his power?
    • How is God eternal in his power?
    • How is God unchangeable in his power?)
    • etc…

The Work of The Father

[Jesus Said:]“My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.” (John 5:17, NASB95)

I remember as a young boy 1 hearing my dad get up at 4:30 every morning in order to get ready for work. Some Saturdays I even got to get up with him on rare occasions and go to the office with him. Dad worked at AT&T in Chicago doing something with engineering working in a cubicle lovers paradise. On his office floor were rows upon rows of cubicles each containing a desk and a computer and who knows what else. He would set me up at a desk to play around while he did whatever work he was going to do. To this day I’m not certain what my dad actually did at work, but I know that it was fruitful. Every day he came home tired and every day we had food to eat on the table. The evidence of my father’s work was, for me, more clear than what he actually did for work.

Our heavenly father is a God who works.


The Nature of God the Father (I)

The Nature of God the Father I

(Begin by reading Psalm 139)

After the Apostles Creed the Nicene Creed is perhaps the most well known (or at least the most well heard of) creed of the ancient church. In the year 325 AD the council of Nicea published what is effectively an expansion and clarification of the Apostles Creed. It was necessary because in large part one of the struggles the church was dealing with was the Arian heresy which denied that Jesus Christ was God. Therefore the Nicene creed was crafted in order to clarify the deity of Jesus Christ, as such that is where the bulk of the wording rests. On a side note, the Arian heresy has been resurrected in these days under the guise of the Jehovah’s witnesses and the watchtower society. There is nothing new under the sun, and the same Biblical evidence which condemns Arianism, also condemns the Jehovah’s witnesses as a cult – condemned to hell for rejecting what the Bible clearly says about Jesus.