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1 Session 3 The Person of God A.W.Tozer The Knowledge of the Holy J.I.Packer Knowing God Wayne Grudem Systematic Theology The names of God

2 Soli Deo Gloria Gloria=Glory Soli=Alone Deo=God To God Alone be the Glory "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

3 Dry boring Irrelevant complicated The study of theology theos (“God”) logos (“word”). Vital

4 How do we know that God exists? Our Inner Sense of God Intellectually Experientially Emotionally Mind SoulHeart

5 Believing the Evidence in Scripture and Nature

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8 The Child, the philosopher and the religionist all have one question, “What is God like?”

9 Why God Is Incomprehensible God is infinite and his creatures are finite. The perfect unity of God’s attributes The effects of sin on the minds of fallen humans. A final reason God can never be fully known Deut 29: 29 Ps. 145:3, Job 26: 14, Isa 55: 8-9, Rom 11: 33-34

10 The Knowability of God If we are to know God at all, (Romans 1: 19; Matt 11:27) Did not know God through wisdom They exchanged the truth about God for a lie (Rom. 1:18, 21, 25). We cannot know God exhaustively

11 Names And Attributes Of God

12 Names of God ELOHIM......Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1 meaning "God", a reference to God's strength and power. JEHOVAH--YAHWEH.....Genesis 2:4 meaning LORD. ADONAI......Malachi 1:6 meaning “Lord and master", a reference to the Lordship of God. YHVH

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14 ELOHIM......Genesis 1:1, Psalm 19:1 meaning "God", a reference to God's power and might. ADONAI......Malachi 1:6 meaning "Lord", a reference to the Lordship of God. JEHOVAH--YAHWEH.....Genesis 2:4 a reference to God's divine salvation. JEHOVAH-MACCADDESHEM Exodus 31:13 meaning "The Lord thy sanctifier" JEHOVAH-ROHI......Psalm 23:1 meaning "The Lord my shepherd" JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH Ezekiel 48:35 meaning "The Lord who is present" JEHOVAH-RAPHA Exodus 15:26 meaning "The Lord our healer" JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU......Jeremiah 23:6 meaning "The Lord our righteousness" JEHOVAH-JIREH Genesis 22:13-14

15 meaning "The Lord will provide" JEHOVAH-NISSI Exodus 17:15 meaning "The Lord our banner" JEHOVAH-SHALOM Judges 6:24 meaning "The Lord is peace" JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH......Isaiah 6:1-3 meaning "The Lord of Hosts" JEHOVAH-GMOLAH Jeremiah 51:6 meaning "The God of Recompense" EL-ELYON Genesis 14:17-20,Isaiah 14:13-14 meaning "The most high God EL-ROI Genesis 16:13 meaning "The strong one who sees" EL-SHADDAI Genesis 17:1,Psalm 91:1 meaning "The God of the mountains or God Almighty" EL-OLAM Isaiah 40:28-31 meaning "The everlasting God"

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17 Quiz time 1.What does Soli Deo Gloria mean? 2.How can we apply this to our life? 3.Can you remember the two Greek words for Theology? 4.What are two proofs that show that God exists? 5.What does it mean that God is incomprehensible? 6.What is knowable about God? 7.What are the three main names used for God? 8.What are the five attribute we have just spoken about and what do they mean?


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