What Is The Truth About God?

 


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  1. Are there sound reasons for believing in God?

  2. Is God a real person?

  3. Does God have feelings of the sort that we associate with living people?

  4. Did God have a beginning?

  5. Does God have a name?

 

1. Are there sound reasons for believing in God?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"The significance and joy in my science comes in the occasional moments of discovering something new and saying to myself, "so that's how God did it!"
—Henry Schaefer, Professor of Chemistry

Just look around you and ask how this all got here? Then consider these inspired scriptural explanations.

  • (Romans 1:20) "His [God's] invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship."

Look at the design of everything in nature, from plant life to the human body, and see if you can come up with a better explanation than this one:

  • (Psalm 104:24) How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions.

Follow the instructions in this Bible verse and see if you have a better explanation for how it got there:

  • (Isaiah 40:26) “Raise YOUR eyes high up and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who is bringing forth the army of them even by number, all of whom he calls even by name. Due to the abundance of dynamic energy, he also being vigorous in power, not one [of them] is missing.

Can you honestly refute the words of this song of praise?

  • (Psalm 19:1) The heavens are declaring the glory of God; And of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.

Doesn't it at least make you wonder...

Is God a real person?

 

2. Is God a real person?

 

 

 

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Here are some scriptural thoughts on this subject:

  • (Hebrews 9:24) For Christ entered... into heaven itself, now to appear before the person of God for us.

  • (John 4:24) God is a Spirit...

  • (1 Corinthians 15:44) “If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual one.”

  • (John 7:28)  “He that sent me is real,” said Jesus.

But, does God have feelings of the sort that
we associate with living people?

 

 

 

 

3. Does God have feelings of the sort that we associate with living people?

 

 

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Consider these thoughts, if you will.

First, something that Jesus said:

  • "For the Father himself has affection for you, because you have had affection for me and have believed that I came out as the Father’s representative. John 16:27

The prophet Isaiah had this to say:

  • “During all their distress it was distressing to him. . . . In his love and in his compassion he himself repurchased them.” Isaiah 63:9

And, in a letter from Paul to Timothy, he is called,
"The happy God.”
1 Timothy 1:11

Did God have a beginning?

 

 

 

4. Did God have a beginning?

 

 

 

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The scriptures say that he has always existed and will always exist:

  • (Psalm 90:2) Before the mountains themselves were born, Or you proceeded to bring forth as with labor pains the earth and the productive land, Even from time indefinite to time indefinite you are God.

(Is this reasonable? Though inconceivable to our finite minds it is not unreasonable. Consider the examples of time and space, which have always been and go on endlessly. The fact that we can't understand that concept doesn't stop us from believing they exist.)

Does he have a name?

 

5. Does God have a name?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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God's personal name occurred more than 7000 times in the original Bible text represented by the four Hebrew consonants, YHWH, and it is popularly pronounced today as Jehovah or Yahweh. While either pronunciation is considered acceptable,  Jehovah is the most widely used and, thus, the best understood.

Here are some samples of what is said about that name.

First, a phrase that occurs in various forms in more than 60 places in the book of Ezekiel alone.

  • (Ezekiel 39:6) “People will have to know that I am Jehovah.”

Paul was quoting from Joel 2:32 when he said:

  • “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved.” —Romans 10:13

Here is something he, himself, stated though his prophet, Isaiah:

  • (Isaiah 42:8) “I am Jehovah. That is my name; and to no one else shall I give my own glory, neither my praise to graven images

And this is why it is important to use that name when referring to the most high God:

  • (Acts 15:14) Symeon has related thoroughly how God for the first time turned his attention to the nations to take out of them a people for his name.

How could any who do not use his proper name consider themselves a part of his name people?

NOTE: In prayer to his father Jesus said, "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ.

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