Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What is God?

God is a spirit, whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.

God has being.  He and his creation are distinct.  There exists that which is God and that which is not God.  He is a spirit, having the ability to be in all at all times.  Time is a creation of God.  As his creation, God is distinct from time.  There was God before there was time.  Being his creation, God cannot be bound by time.  He exists outside time and does not experience it in any manner similar to ourselves.

To say God is wise, is to only reveal a part of the larger story.  His very character is wisdom.  When we speak of human wisdom, it has the being of God's wisdom to be compared to.  Wisdom is not an attribute of God, but it is his very character.  He is not only wise, but stands as the ultimate and perfect example of wisdom throughout the cosmos.

The same thing can be said of the other things that can be said of God.  His power is the ultimate standard of power in the universe.

His justice also is his very being.  He is not one who is just, but he is justice.  When we make an evaluation of justice in our world, we are comparing our world to God, and we make a determination of how close or how distant our world is to God.  To question God's justice is in many ways absurd.  God stands as the ultimate example of justice, without him there can be no justice.  We are maintained and exist because of God's justice.  How ridiculous to sit as such small creatures and question God's justice.

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