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9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam God Almighty Names English: God Malayalam: “Daivam “ Latin: Deus Greek :Theos, Θεός Slavic: Bog Sanskrit: Ishvara Arabic: Allah Hebrew: El, Elohim Judaism: Yahweh Hinduism: Brahaman, Krishna-Vasudeva in Bhagavata or Vishnu and Hari.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam Theological Names Omniscience : Capacity to know every thing Omnipotence: All power / unlimited power Omnipresence: Present everywhere Omni benevolence: Unlimited / infinite benevolence(Kindness)
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam God is good God is most often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam God is good He alone is truly and fully good. He is good without mixture of evil In Him all evils disappears. Evil has no place in Him, just as darkness has no place in the Light. He can do no evil. Evil does not come from Him.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam Will Power He gave freedom to His Creation freedom to reject the God Thereby to choose evil. Evil is the denial of created being. Freedom is the root of evil. When any being uses its freedom to deny and reject the good, it denies also being itself. True created being is always good, like its creator.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam Who is this God “Who is this God, and where do we find Him?”, I can only say with all who have known God, that there is no way we can grasp Him with our concepts or express His being with our words. We can say many things about Him in a negative or metaphorical language.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam God is not male or Female He is neither male nor female, nor is He a neuter It. The Creator has no gender, which is an attribute only of the created order. He is Who He is, Who will always be, the “ Great I am who I am ”.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam He is without form or body without beginning or end, without limit or extension, neither in space nor in time, not needing to become or grow into something he is now not, and therefore without change or movement, not dependent on or derived from anything else, everything else being derived from and dependent on Him. Who and where are not questions appropriate for the One who is Eternal and Infinite. Where He is not, there is only nothing.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam All good are comes from God All that is good not only comes from Him, but is also His presence. Where the good is, there God is present. Wherever it shows up-in people of different faiths and religions, in people Who claim to believe in no God, in birds and animals, in trees and flowers, in mountains and rivers, in air and sky, in sun and moon, in sculpture and painting, in music and art, in the smile of the infant and in the wisdom of the sage, in the blush of dawn and in the gorgeous sunset. Where the good is, there is the kingdom of God. There God is present and reigns even when that presence is not acknowledged or recognised.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam Know your God We can sing to God, Praise God, Thank God, Bow before God, Worship God, Love God, Serve God, Repent and Return to God.
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam GOD is Incarnate: Jesus Christ God remains beyond our comprehension, but God has come to us in a human form – a divine-human person with whom we deal better. That person, Jesus Christ, cannot be mere instrumentality for our salvation. Christ remains God while being human. This too is beyond our conceptual or logical comprehension In Christ we are seized by God’s incarnate love, and in union with Christ, we respond to God in faith and gratitude
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam Religious populations As of 2000 census, approximately 53% of the world's population identifies with one of the three Abrahamic religions (33% Christian, 20% Islam, (1% Judaism), 6% with Buddhism, 13% with Hinduism, 6% with traditional Chinese religion, 7% with various other religions, less than 15% as non-religious. Most of these religious beliefs involve a god or gods They "believe there is a God".
9/10/2010Fr.Johnson Punchakonam Thank You May God Almighty Bless you All www.indianchristianity.org