Date: September 12, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 1:1 |

In the beginning God! What a majestic introduction to the inspired
volume of Holy Writ! Dr. John Monro Gibson, in a small yet significant
handbook of the foundations of the Christian Faith called Rock Versus Sand,
says that there are three main stages in the development of the doctrine of God,
namely:

  1. The being of God, dominating Scripture
  2. The revelation of God in Christ
  3. The record of that revelation by the Holy Spirit in the Sacred Word

 

What is an attribute?

  • God’s Natural Attributes
    (attributes which are unique only to God and cannot be shared with man)

    • He is eternal
    • He is unchangeable
    • He possesses all power
    • He is present everywhere
    • He has all knowledge
  • God’s Moral Attributes
    (attributes which we can share with God’s nature)

    • God is holy
      • Exodus 15:11
      • 1 Samuel 2:2
      • Isaiah 6:3
      • 1 Peter 1:16
    • God is righteous
      • Psalm 116:5
      • Ezra 9:15
      • Psalm 145:17
      • Jeremiah 12:1
    • God is merciful
      • Psalm 103:8
      • Deuteronomy 4:31
      • Psalm 86:15
      • Romans 9:18
    • God is loving
      • 1 John 4:8-16
      • John 3:16
      • 1 John 3:16
      • John 16:27
    • God is faithful
      • 1 Corinthians 1:9
      • 2 Timothy 2:13
      • Deuteronomy 7:9
      • Deuteronomy 32:4

God is...

Glorious—Exodus 15:11; Psalm 145:5
Gracious—Exodus 34:6; Psalm 116:5
Jealous—Joshua 24:19; Nahum 1:2
Great—II Chronicles 2:5; Psalm 86:10
Invisible—Job 23:8, 9; I Timothy 1:17
Upright—Psalm 25:8, Psalm 92:15
Light – Isaiah 60:19; I John 1:5
Perfect—Matthew 5:48
Immortal—I Timothy 1;717; 6:16
Non like Him—Exodus 9:14; Deuteronomy 33:26
Long-suffering—Numbers 14:18; Micah 7:18
Compassionate—I Kings 8:23
Unsearchable—Job 11:7; Psalm 145:3
Good—Psalm 25:8; Psalm 119:68
Immutable—Psalm 102:26, 27; James 1:17
True—Jeremiah 10:10
Incorruptible—Romans 1:23
Consuming fire—Hebrews 12:29

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