Presentation on theme: "The Nature of God John 4:24 Genesis 1:2 Rev. 22:17."— Presentation transcript:
The Nature of God John 4:24 Genesis 1:2 Rev. 22:17
God is Spirit God does not flesh, bones, or blood.God does not flesh, bones, or blood. Luke 24:39Luke 24:39 Matt. 16:17Matt. 16:17
God is invisible Exodus 33:20Exodus 33:20 John 1:18John 1:18 I John 4:12I John 4:12 Col. 1:15Col. 1:15 I Tim. 1:17I Tim. 1:17 Heb. 11:27Heb. 11:27
God is omnipresent He is everywhere !!!!!He is everywhere !!!!! I Kings 8:27I Kings 8:27 II Chron. 2:6, 6:18II Chron. 2:6, 6:18 Is. 66:1Is. 66:1 Acts 7:49, 17:27-28Acts 7:49, 17:27-28 Ps. 139:7-13Ps. 139:7-13
God is Omniscient God is All KnowingGod is All Knowing Ps. 139:1-6Ps. 139:1-6 Job 42:2Job 42:2 Acts 2:23Acts 2:23
God is Omnipotent God is All PowerfulGod is All Powerful Genesis 17:1, 35:11Genesis 17:1, 35:11 I Tim. 6:15I Tim. 6:15 Rev. 19:6Rev. 19:6
God is Eternal He had no beginning and will have no ending.He had no beginning and will have no ending. God is eternal in the past, present, and future.God is eternal in the past, present, and future. God is “I Am” The Self sufficient One.God is “I Am” The Self sufficient One. Deut. 33:27Deut. 33:27 Is. 9:6Is. 9:6 I Tim. 1:17I Tim. 1:17 Is. 44:6Is. 44:6
God is Immutable God is unchangingGod is unchanging He can change His mind but never His principles.He can change His mind but never His principles. His nature and attributes will never change.His nature and attributes will never change. Mal. 3:6Mal. 3:6 If man’s repents then God may change His course of action. (Nineveh Jonah 3:10)If man’s repents then God may change His course of action. (Nineveh Jonah 3:10)
God’s Moral Attributes Love- I John 4:8Love- I John 4:8 Light- I John 1:5Light- I John 1:5 Holiness- I Peter 1:16Holiness- I Peter 1:16 Mercy- Ps. 103:8Mercy- Ps. 103:8 Gentleness- Ps. 18:35Gentleness- Ps. 18:35 Righteousness- Ps. 129:4Righteousness- Ps. 129:4 Goodness- Romans 2:4Goodness- Romans 2:4
God’s Attributes Cont. Perfection- Matt. 5:48Perfection- Matt. 5:48 Justice- Is. 45:21Justice- Is. 45:21 Faithfulness- I Cor. 10:13Faithfulness- I Cor. 10:13 Truth- John 17:17Truth- John 17:17 Grace- Ps. 103:8Grace- Ps. 103:8 These and more work together in harmony.These and more work together in harmony.
Theophany Is a visible manifestation of God By God own choosing In visions (Abraham) In dreams (Jacob) In His glory (Moses) Pillar of fire and Pillar of a cloud
Angels May be a Theophany Gen 16 (Hagar) Judges 13 (Manoah and his wife) Exodus 3 (Moses and the burning bush) Dan. 3 (The fourth man in the furnace)
New Testament Theophanies None recorded Jesus was far more than a theophany God was not just appearing in a visible manifestation Jesus was God Himself manifested in the flesh. John 1:1 & 14, Col. 1:15, Heb. 1:3 and John 1:18
Does God have a body? God did not have a physical body until Jesus Christ. Descriptive terms such as hands, eyes, arms are only figurative language or anthropomorphisms Interpretations of nonhumans in human terms for understanding by humans.
Terms Heart- not a fleshly human heart but God’s love, intellect, and emotions. Right Hand- not a physical hand but God’s power and righteousness. God created His own body through Mary The Elect will see God as He really is through the resurrected gloried body of Christ.