Thursday, September 30, 2010

About God

About God:

Q. What is God like?
As stated in the scriptures below, the Bible tells us that God is light and has no darkness (evil) in him at all. God is love. God cannot lie, and God is not the author of confusion (he will not try to confuse us in his Word the Bible), but is the author of peace.

  • 1John 1:5 "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."
  • 1John 4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. "
  • Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began."
  • Hebrews 6:18 "That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie..."
  • 1Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints."

Q. What are God's other names?
God is also known as:

Abba (meaning "daddy" or, "father")
Romans 8:15,
Almighty God
Deuteronomy 10:17,
Alpha & Omega ("the beginning and the end")
Revelation 21:6, Calmer of Storms Psalms 107:29,
Isaiah 66:13,
Lamentations 3:22,
Conqueror of Our/My Enemies
Psalms 108:13,
Isaiah 28:29,
Genesis 1:1,
Director of My/Our Path
Proverbs 3:6,
Psalms 89:32,
Doer of Wonders
Psalms 77:14,
El Shaddai
(God Almighty) Exodus 6:3,
Isaiah 8:8,
Eternal God
Deuteronomy 33:27,
Everlasting God
Isaiah 40:28,
Everlasting Strength
Isaiah 26:4,
Lamentations 3:23,
Isaiah 63:16,
Father of the Fatherless
Psalms 68:5,
Feeder of the Hungry
Psalms 146:7,
First & Last
Isaiah 41:4,
Numbers 14:18,
Isaiah 40:11,
Gift Giver
James 1:17,
Giver of Good Things
Matthew 7:11,
Glorious Lord
Isaiah 33:21,
Psalms 145:7,
Psalms 145:8,
Psalms 145:3,
Exodus 15:26,
Healer of Broken Hearts
Psalms 147:3,
Holy One
Isaiah 12:6,
Leviticus 19:2,
The Great I Am
Exodus 3:14,
In Us All
Ephesians 4:6,
Infinite Understanding
Psalms 147:5,
Jehovah Jireh
(will provide) Genesis 22:14,
Jehovah Nissi
(our banner) Exodus 17:15, Jehovah Shalom (our peace) Judges 6:24,
Jehovah Shammah
(is there) Ezra 48:35,
Jehovah Tsidkenu
(our righteousness) Jeremiah 23:6,
Genesis 18:25,
Isaiah 45:21,
Psalms 121:5,
King of Glory
Psalms 24:10,
King of All the Earth
Psalms 47:7,
Isaiah 33:22,
Lifter of Our/My Head
Psalms 3:3,
Psalms 27:1,
Genesis 15:2,
Lord God Omnipotent (all powerful God)
Revelation 19:6,
Lord of Hosts
Psalms 24:10,
Lord of Lords
Deuteronomy 10:17,
Lord of the Sabbath
(Lord of the seventh day) Exodus 20:10,
Lord on High
Psalms 93:4,
Psalms 145:5,
Maker of Heaven & Earth
Psalms 115:15,
Ephesians 2:4,
Luke 1:49,
Mighty in Wisdom
Job 36:5,
Miracle Worker
Matthew 19:26,
Most High
Daniel 7:27,
Never Changing
James 1:17,
(everywhere) Psalms 139:7-10,
Proverbs 16:7,
Matthew 5:48,
Psalms 66:7,
Promise Keeper
Isaiah 46:11,
Matthew 6:31 33,
Ready to Forgive
Psalms 86:5,
2Corinthians 5:18 19,
Isaiah 54:5,
Malachi 3:3,
Psalms 46:1,
Daniel 6:27,
Psalms 5:8,
2Samuel 22:32,
Rock of Our/My Refuge
Psalms 94:22,
Rock of Our/My Salvation
Psalms 89:26,
Psalms 91:16,
Satisfier of Desires
Psalms 145:16,
Satisifier of the Longing Soul
Psalms 107:9,
Psalms 106:21,
Shadow from the Heat
Is 25:4,
Psalms 23,
Psalms 3:3,
Daniel 6:26,
Strength to the Needy
Isaiah 25:4,
Strength to the Poor
Isaiah 25:4,
Our/my Strength
Psalms 46:1,
Psalms 89:8,
Psalms 3:5,
Psalms 119 ,
Psalms 144:2,
1Samuel 15:29,
Psalms 25:8,
Daniel 2:20,
Revelation 4:11

Q. What is the Holy Ghost?
The Holy Ghost is part of the Holy Trinity (see question below). The Holy Ghost is the part of God that lives within us after we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior. The Holy Ghost takes our souls to heaven if we are saved.

Q. What is the Holy Trinity?
God is a three part being: the Father, the Son (Word), and the Holy Ghost. 1John5:7-8 clearly states this. In Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 3:22, God makes reference to himself as "us" and "our image." "Us" and "our" meaning more than one. Some people think of God (the Holy Trinity) as God having multiple personalities. God's different parts allow him to be in many places at the same time however, unlike a human with multiple personalities.

1John 5:7-8 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."

Genesis 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
Genesis 3:22 "And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever..."

Personally I like to think of God (the Holy Trinity) like this: As a human, you and I have many body parts, all of which work together at the same time to make us live.  Our three most important body parts are our brain, our heart, and our soul (consciousness).  God the father is the brain (He created us and can speak things into existence with His Words... he hears all things, sees all things, and knows all things).

Jesus Christ (aka the Word/our Saviour) is like our heart.  Without him we cannot get to heaven.  It is through Christ that we can have eternal life.

The Holy Ghost is that part of God that comes and attaches itself to our soul once we accept Jesus as our Saviour, so that when we die, while our bodies and flesh remain here on earth, our soul can be taken to Heaven.

Q. If God is our creator, then who created God?
A. Nobody created God.  While it is hard for us to wrap our brains around, God was always there, and always existed before time and space.  God created us, the Heavens and the earth, and everything within.  Many people don't understand how God can exist if nobody created him, but that's ok if we don't understand.  Just because we don't understand something completely yet doesn't mean it's not real.  Even today, scientists are still pondering and trying to understand things in science, that they don't have a clear grasp on.

Q. Are God, Allah, and Buddah the same?
A. No, definitely not.  God is our only Lord and Saviour.  He is the one God of creation (the one who created us).  The Bible clearly tells us that there are no other Gods, only God himself, and the Lord of the Bible is the only one that claims that he died in order to cleanse you of all your sins so that you could go to Heaven.  Allah and Buddah were men, not Gods.

About Jesus Christ:

Q. Who is Jesus Christ?
A. Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is God.  Jesus Christ was sent to earth as a baby, lived among humans, taught people about God, left us a perfect example of how to live life with every step he took and every word he spoke, and then died on the cross unjustly for sins he did not commit, so that he could take our place in death so that we could have eternal (everlasting) life with him in Heaven.  To learn more about the sacrifice Jesus made for us, and how to get to Heaven, please read the article HERE.

Q. What does Christ mean?
A. Christ means "Son of God."  It is not simply Jesus' last name, it is his title: Jesus Christ = Jesus Son of God.

Q. Why did Jesus Christ die for us?
A. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

The punishment for our sins is eternal death, but God loved us so much, that he gave his one and only son, Jesus Christ, to pay the punishment for our sins so that we wouldn't have to.  To learn more about accepting Christ as your saviour and going to Heaven, please click HERE

Q. Will Jesus Christ ever come back to earth again?
Yes. According to the book of Revelation (the last book in the Bible) Jesus will soon come back to earth to cleanse it and to reclaim his Kingdom. He will reign for a thousand years, and then cast death and hell into the lake of fire, along with disease and the devil, and then he will continue to reign forevermore, with those who have accepted him at his side.

Q. Are Jesus and Satan brothers?
A. No. Jesus Christ is NOT the brother of Lucifer/Satan, as this is never ever said any place in the Holy Bible of God. Furthermore, the Bible says that Jesus is not created, but that Lucifer is created (an angel... God created all angels). How can they be brothers if Jesus is one with God and is not created, and God created Lucifer? That would mean that if they were brothers, Jesus would have had to create his own brother ( "...God, who created all things by Jesus Christ..."Ephesians 3:9)... Jesus and Satan are NOT brothers.
Q. Are there any prophecies about Jesus Christ before he was alive?
A. Yes. Jesus fulfilled around 60 prophecies told by many prophets over many years. To see a list of those prophecies that Jesus fulfilled, click here.

Q. How did Mary give birth to Jesus if she was a virgin, and how was this important?
Mary gave birth to Jesus even though she was a virgin because God made her pregnant with Jesus. It is important that Mary was a virgin because of prophecy about the Christ being born to a virgin. A child being born to a virgin was supposed to be a sign that the son of God had arrived. If you think about it, it wouldn't be much of a sign if a young woman gave birth... lots of young women give birth, but a young virgin woman giving birth is not something that has ever happened before or will ever happen again, making it a clear sign.


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