What Everyone Needs to Know About God

Don Stewart    What is the God of the Bible like? What are His characteristics? What can we know about Him? The Bible describes the attributes, or characteristics, of God—the only God who exists. It alone tells us what the one, true God is like.

Question 1 What Are The Attributes Of God? (God’s Perfections)
Question 2 What Are Some Important Things To Understand About God And His Attributes?
Question 3 Should We Attempt To Categorize The Attributes, Or Characteristics, Of God?
Question 4 In What Sense Is Our Knowledge About The God Of Scripture Limited? (The Incomprehensibility Of God)

Part 2 The Attributes Of God That Belong To Him Alone: God’s Unique Characteristics
Question 5 Does The Bible Teach That He Has Always Existed? (The Eternity Of God)
Question 6 Was God Alone Before He Created The Universe?
Question 7 Is God Dependent Upon Anything? (Independence Of God, Freedom Of God)
Question 8 In What Sense Is God Perfect?
Question 9 In What Sense Is God The Living God?
Question 10 In What Sense Is God Without Limits? (Infinity, Immensity)
Question 11 How Is God Greater Than Angels, Other Created Beings, Or Humans? (The Immensity Of God)
Question 12 Is God Everywhere At Once? (Omnipresent)
Question 13 In What Specific Ways Is God Present With His Creation?
Question 14 If God Is Everywhere Present, The How Could Jonah Flee From His Presence?
Question 15 If God Is Present Everywhere, Then How Can Unbelievers Be Separated From Him?
Question 16 Is God All-Powerful? (Omnipotent)
Question 17 If God Is All-Powerful Then Does It Mean He Can Do Anything? Are There Any Limits To What God Can Do?
Question 18 What Does It Mean: God Is Holy?
Question 19 In What Sense Is God One Essence Or Substance? (The Simplicity Of God)
Question 20 What Does The Beauty Of The Lord Mean?
Question 21 What Is The Glory Of God?
Question 22 What Does The Name Of God Mean?
Question 23 Does The Bible Say That God Puts His Word Above His Name? (Psalm 138:2)
Question 24 What Does The Hebrew Term Elohim Mean?
Question 25 What Does The Hebrew Term Adonai Stand For?
Question 26 Why Is God Called Yahweh? (Jehovah)
Question 27 What Does The Greek Word Theos (God) Mean?
Question 28 What Does The Greek Word Kurios (Lord) Mean?

Part 3 The Personal Attributes Of God: What Humans And God Have In Common
Question 29 Is God A Personal God?
Question 30 In What Sense Is God A Father?
Question 31 Is God Good?
Question 32 Is God A Wise God?
Question 33 Is God A God Of Truth?
Question 34 Is God Love?
Question 35 What Special Aspects Are There To God’s Love? (Whom Does God Have A Special Love For?)
Question 36 Is God Faithful?
Question 37 Is God Righteous?
Question 38 In What Specific Ways Does God Deal Righteously With Humanity?
Question 39 In What Sense Is God Jealous?
Question 40 Is God A Judge?
Question 41 What Is The Wrath Of God?
Question 42 Is God A Merciful God?
Question 43 In What Sense Is God Patient?
Question 44 Does God Have A Physical, Or Material, Body? (God’s Spirituality)
Question 45 Why Do Certain Passages Seem To Teach That God Has A Body? (Anthropomorphisms)
Question 46 What Do We Say To People It Who Understand All Descriptions Of God In A Literal Manner?
Question 47 Why Is God Compared To Animals?
Question 48 Why Is God Compared To Non-Living Things?
Question 49 Why Is God Compared To Human Relationships And Occupations?
Question 50 Doesn’t The Bible Say People Actually Saw God?
Question 51 Can Humans Become God?
Question 52 Can God Become A Human Being?
Question 53 Did God Every Take A Physical Form Before The Coming Of Christ? (Theophanies)
Question 54 What About Certain Passages That Attribute Human Passions To God? (Anthropopathisms)

Appendix What Is The Proper Way To Spell And Pronounce The Name Of The LORD? (Jehovah Or Yahweh)

More From God

Does the God of the Bible Exist?
Don Stewart    Within the pages of the Bible are the claims that God has spoken to humanity. Over three thousand times in the Old Testament alone there are phrases such as “God spoke” . . . “And the Lord said” . . . “The word of the Lord came unto” The men who wrote the books of the Old and New Testament believed that God exists and that He clearly revealed Himself to the world. The Bible is a record of that revelation. But the claim that God exists does not, in and of itself, make it true. How do we know that God exists? Couldn’t the idea of God be some wish-fulfillment on our part? Maybe God is only a mental projection; something which merely exists in our minds. If there is a God, as the Bible affirms, then how does a person know that this God is the same one that the Bible reveals?
God Has Spoken to Us: Are We Listening?
On our own, finite, or limited, human beings cannot understand an infinite, or unlimited, God. In fact, we cannot know anything about God unless He has revealed it to us. Fortunately, the Bible says that God has revealed Himself to humanity through two different ways - general revelation and special revelation. General revelation, or natural revelation, is available to all people, everywhere, at all times. It is a constant, but silent witness to God’s existence and power. The universe itself is one grand testimony to God’s existence. The human conscience also gives evidence of the existence of God. Special revelation explains the God that general revelation reveals; the God of the Bible.
The Trinity: One God In Three Persons
Don Stewart    The Bible says that only one God exists; there are no others. The one God is infinite, eternal, all-knowing, and all-powerful. He is a personal, living, Spirit. There is something else; this one God consists of three distinct eternal Persons, or centers of consciousness. They are God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The fact that one God exists in three Persons is known as the doctrine of the Trinity. This difficult doctrine needs to be understood as best as possible.
Does God Know Everything?
Don Stewart    One of the main questions about God concerns what He knows. Historically, the church has held that God is omniscient or all-knowing. In other words, He has all knowledge. He knows everything which has happened in the past, He knows everything which is now going on in the present and He also knows everything which will occur in the future. Not only does He know everything that will happen, He also knows everything that could possibly happen. His knowledge is without limit. This has been the traditional understanding of Scripture on this subject.
Understanding Islam
Don Stewart    Do Muslims Believe In The Same God As Christians? Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Only Christianity has more individuals claiming to be believers. However, to many people, Islam is a mystery. Few Christians really understand much about how the religion began, who Muhammad “the prophet” was, what claims are made about him, and what Muslims believe about their God, Allah.