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Title: The Attributes of God


1
The Attributes of God
  • Study by
  • Tim Haile

2
The Attributes of God
  • Attributes Are Qualities and Characteristics
    That Are Inherent in Someone or in Something
  • The Attributes of God are the Intrinsic Qualities
    That Make and Identify God, as God
  • Some things are called gods (1 Cor. 85), but
    lack the intrinsic qualities of God

3
The Attributes of God
  • God is Eternal and Self-Existent
  • Concept is Difficult for Humans to Fathom (Rom.
    1133) Inclined to Ask, Where did God come
    from?
  • Bible Simply Opens With, In the beginning God
    (Gen. 11)
  • Name Jehovah Defines Gods Eternal Nature (Ex.
    63) Points Back to Exodus 314 I Am
    Substantive Verb Meaning TO BE

4
The Attributes of God
  • God is Eternal and Self-Existent
  • God is From Everlasting to Everlasting (Ps.
    902)
  • God Inhabits Eternity (Isa. 5715)
  • Gods Power and Divinity are Eternal (Rom.
    120)
  • Nature of Jesus Such that He Pre-existed Abraham
    and John, Though Both Lived Before Him (Jn. 858
    115, 30)

5
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Powerful (Omnipotent)
  • And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and
    unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty
    (El-Shaddai), but by my name Jehovah was I not
    known to them (Ex. 63, see Gen. 171 283)
  • Elihu Praised Gods Power (Job 365 3723 God
    is mightyGreat in power
  • God Proclaimed His Own Power (Job 38-40) (See
    also Job 422 Mt. 1926)

6
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscient)
  • Great is our Lord, and mighty in power, His
    understanding is infinite (Ps. 1475)
  • And there is no creature hidden from His sight,
    but all things are naked and open to the eyes of
    Him to Whom we must give account (Heb. 413
    Rev. 223)
  • The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping
    watch on the evil and the good (Prov. 153)

7
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscience and
    Foreknowledge)
  • Remember the former things of old for I am God,
    and there is none else I am God, and there is
    none like me,
  • Declaring the end from the beginning, and from
    ancient times the things that are not yet done,
    saying, My council will stand, and I will do all
    my pleasure (Isa. 4610)

8
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscience and
    Foreknowledge)
  • Known unto God are all His works from the
    beginning of the world (Acts 1518)
  • As it is written, I have made you a father of
    many nations), in the presence of Him Whom he
    believed, even God, who gives life to the dead,
    and calls those things which do not exist as
    though they did (Rom. 417)

9
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscience and Omnipresence)
  • Some Define Omnipresence as Being in all
    Places at the Same Time, and Attribute
    Omnipresence to God as a Separate Attribute
    From Omniscience
  • The Concept Denies the Personhood of God, Viewing
    God More as a Substance, Than a Person

10
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscience and Omnipresence)
  • But, What About Psalm 139?
  • O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
  • You know my sitting down and my rising up You
    understand my thought afar off.
  • You comprehend my path and my lying down, And
    You are acquainted with all my ways.

11
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscience and Omnipresence)
  • But, What About Psalm 139?
  • For there is not a word on my tongue, but
    behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
  • You have hedged me behind and before, and laid
    Your hand upon me.
  • Such knowledge is too wonderful for me it is
    high, I cannot attain it.

12
The Attributes of God
  • God is All-Knowing (Omniscience and Omnipresence)
  • But, What About Psalm 139?
  • Verses 7-16 Describe Various Places and
    Conditions Where David Could Be And God Still
    Find Him
  • Sky, Grave, Sea, Darkness, or Even The Womb How
    Did God Know?
  • Vss. 16, 17 Your eyes saw my substanceHow
    precious are your thoughts to me OMNISCIENCE!

13
The Attributes of God
  • God is Infallible
  • Zephaniah 35 The Lord Does Not Fail (Nor
    LIE Heb. 618)
  • Isaiah 424 (Christ) He shall not fail, nor be
    discouraged
  • God is Unchangeable
  • Malachi 36 For I am the Lord I change not
  • Hebrews 138 Jesus Christ, the same yesterday,
    today and forever

14
The Attributes of God
  • God is Holy
  • Isaiah 5715 For thus says the high and lofty
    One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy I
    dwell in the high and holy place, and also with
    him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to
    revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the
    heart of the contrite
  • 1 Peter 115, 16 Leviticus 1144

15
The Attributes of God
  • God is Love
  • 1 John 48 He who does not love does not know
    God, for God is love
  • 1 John 416 And we have known and believed the
    love that God has for us. God is love, and he who
    abides in love abides in God, and God in him
  • Ephesians 24 Rom. 58 God Loves Humans Even
    While They Are in Sin

16
The Attributes of God
  • God is Just
  • Romans 326 Just and Justifier
  • Isaiah 4521 a just God
  • Zechariah 99 The Coming King (Jesus) Would be
    Just
  • Exodus 347 Mercy for thousands, forgiveness of
    iniquity, but by no means clearing the guilty,
    visiting the iniquity of the fathersto the third
    and fourth generations

17
The Attributes of God
  • God is Terrible (to be Feared)
  • Deut. 721 Thou shalt not be affrighted at
    them for the Lord your God is among you a mighty
    God and terrible (see also 1017)
  • God is Terrible Due to His Greatness, Power,
    Fairness (no respecter of persons Deut. 1017
    1 Pet. 117), Justice and Faithfulness

18
The Attributes of God
  • God Grieves
  • God Grieved Over the Behavior of Antediluvians
    (Gen. 66)
  • Holy Spirit Grieved Because of the Rebellion of
    Gods People (Isa. 6310) Also Possible for
    Gods People to Grieve The Holy Spirit Today
    (Eph. 430)
  • Jesus Grieved by Behavior of Jews of His Day (Mk.
    35)

19
The Attributes of God
  • God Sympathizes
  • Isaiah 639 In all of their affliction He was
    afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved
    them in His love and in His pity He redeemed
    them and He bore them, and He carried them all
    the days of old. (cp. Ex. 37)
  • People Are Moved To Serve God When They Witness
    His Concern For Them (Ex. 431 Consider the
    Cross)
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