God’s power is inherent in His nature. It is God’s plan for you to become holy and advance His kingdom. We actually have the presence of Almighty God living inside us. It means that God is unable to sin, which is a stronger statement than merely saying that God does not sin. "Many are called, few are chosen" Matt 22:14, 4:8), believers know that God is true (John 3:33), eternal life is knowing the only true God (John 17:3), even if all humanity lies, God remains true (Rom. 10 Comments. When you face challenges or difficulties, you can be encouraged that God understands what you are going through. 71:19), He is righteous in everything He does (Ps. Because He is an infinite Spirit, He is not restricted to being in one location at a time. His moral excellence is the absolute standard of integrity and ethical purity. Rather than reflecting the opinions and attitudes of this sinful world, you are to reflect the beauty of His holiness. His love does not suppress or negate any of His other attributes. Paul explains, “We are God’s masterpiece. When believers begin to love God, love their neighbors as themselves and love their enemies, society will change for the better. God’s holiness demands your devotion. 9:24), in the end, the righteous Judge will judge righteously (2 Tim. God calls all to believe but will only save the elect by conforming their heart to faith in Jesus, though it goes against their anti-God nature. We can actually enter into a warm friendship and intimate family relationship with Him. © 2021 Josh McDowell Ministry  |  All rights reserved. 9:27; 2 Chron. ", The most notable biblical affirmation of the unity of God is found in Deuteronomy 6:4. The Evil God Challenge is a thought experiment that explores whether the hypothesis that God might be evil has symmetrical consequences to a good God, and whether it is more likely that God is good, evil, or non-existent. Your loving heavenly Father is committed to your well-being. No problem is too complicated for Him to solve. It is thus contrasted with his transcendence, but Christian theologians usually emphasise that the two attributes are not contradictory. Therefore, true goodness is understood in light of the revelation of God in his Word. His unfailing love continues forever” (Psalm 100:5, NLT). They are part of the very being of humanity. Martin Luther grew up believing that this referred to an attribute of God - namely, his distributive justice. In Exodus 34:5-6, it is part of the Name of God, "Yahweh, Yahweh, the compassionate and gracious God". God promises, “I know the plans I have for you… They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT). With God, everything that has ever happened or will ever happen has already occurred within His awareness. Consider the blind man, Bartimaeus, or the ten lepers. 19:1-4), His powerful word sustains everything (Heb. "[15] Millard Erickson calls this attribute God's constancy. “Everything He does is just and fair. He knows about your pressures and problems, and He also knows the purpose for your trials. And God has revealed Himself in His book. Because God is just, He will always treat you fairly. 8:28-30), God chose His people before He made the world (Eph. “Let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. … Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Although your salvation is secured by faith in Jesus Christ, your good works confirm that you are a child of God and determine the rewards you will receive from Him. God is the master of mercy. God’s laws are a reflection of His own righteous nature. customerservice@josh.org  |  866.252.5424  |  972.907.1000 x114  |  Donations: 972.907.1000 x126. "[32], Many theologians see mystery as God’s primary attribute because he only reveals certain knowledge to the human race. 1 John 4:8;16 says "God is Love." Any deviation from that insight from Him is a made-up god. He has the power to do as He pleases among the angels of heaven and with those who live on earth. 23:19), He is full of grace and truth (John 1:14), His Spirit guides believers into all truth (John 16:13), the Holy Spirit is characterized by truth in every way (John 14:17; 15:26; 1 John 5:6), true freedom comes from abiding in God’s truth (John 8:31-32), His righteousness is absolute (Ps. 1:4-5), God loves and preserves His godly people (Ps. The Athanasian Creed says "we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity. You have been set apart by God to be holy. To experience God’s mercy, you must repent of your sin and accept God’s forgiveness. He knows everything about your situation and wants to help you. He is not confined to the dimension of space. This list presents the biblical names of God and Jesus and where they are located in Scripture. Our God is holy. Love permeates all of His attributes. The attributes of the god of the Western religions are impressive. According to Wayne Grudem, "the God of the Bible is no abstract deity removed from, and uninterested in his creation". Commit yourself daily to walk in the light of God’s truth. Isaiah 40:28 says "his understanding no one can fathom". Sin brings death and destruction, while holiness brings health and well-being. In the New Testament, Jesus says in John 3:36, "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. Where is your heart? God’s love is unconditional. ” (1 Corinthians 10:13). The relationship between the infinity of God and mathematical infinity has often been discussed. God demonstrates His grace by showering you with blessings you do not deserve. And God does not have mood swings. 3:4), God follows through on His promises (Num. Some believe that Jesus was only a prophet or perfected human, or that there is only one person of God with three aspects, or that there are two persons, or that they are three separate gods, or in various other doctrines. ” (2 Corinthians 5:10). He is all-knowing, so there is nothing about which He is unaware. The list also includes the names listed in the Hebrew scriptures (or Tanach) and the New Testament Greek scriptures. However, as the holy and righteous sovereign of the universe, God cannot ignore any act of sin. 104:3-32), The powerful Creator reduces human rulers to nothing (Isa. David writes, “When I look at the night sky and see the work of Your fingers — the moon and the stars You have set in place — what are mere mortals that You should think about them, human beings that You should care for them?” (Psalm 8:3-4, NLT). He never fails. We live in an age when the distinction between right and wrong is becoming increasingly blurred. 145:17), He delights in demonstrating righteousness (Jer. This is possible only as you consistently submit your will to the Holy Spirit and depend on Him to empower you. All power has always been His and will continue to be His for all eternity. Passages for Further Study. Psalm 33:11 states, “The LORD’s plans stand firm forever; His intentions can never be shaken” (NLT).