Theology

Seven Things I Like About God The Father

  I love the following quote, which I think came from A. W. Tozer: “The most important thing about any human being is what he, deep in his heart, thinks about God” - not his money , talents, education, accomplishments, or even his family. Why? Because God is the Supreme Being. He is our Creator and Redeemer and Provider. Our

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Seven Things I Like About God The Holy Spirit

  I love the following quote, which I’m pretty sure came from A. W. Tozer: “The most important thing about any human being is what he, deep in his heart, thinks about God” - not his money or talents or education or family or accomplishments. Why? Because God is the Supreme Being. He is our Creator and Redeemer and Provider.

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Seven Things I Like About The Son of God

  I love the following quote, which I’m pretty sure came from A. W. Tozer: “The most important thing about any human being is what he, deep in his heart, thinks about God” - not his money or talents or education or family or accomplishments. Why? Because God is the Supreme Being. He is our Creator and Redeemer and Provider.

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God’s Attributes: Why We Must Think Correctly About God

  What would you say is the most important thing about you? Your gifts? Your accomplishments? Your looks? Your education? Your job? Your family? Your mutual fund portfolio? I believe that what comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The most important thing about any human being is not what he

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God’s Attributes: The Goodness of God

  The word "good" means so many things that we must begin with a definition of the word. The word "good" is a general term of approval. It can mean better than average, as in, "He is a good student." It can mean something which produces favorable results, as in, "It was a good business trip." It can mean that

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God’s Attributes: God’s Holiness

  The Hebrew word for "holy" is "kadosh." The basic meaning of holiness is separation. To be holy means to be set apart for a special purpose. When holiness is applied to God, it means that He is set apart from the rest of His creation. God is infinitely separate from all His creatures, even the mightiest. Who is like You

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God’s Attributes: God’s Greatness and Infinitude

  What would you say is the most important thing about you? Your gifts? Your looks? Your academic accomplishments? Your career? Your family? Your accomplishments? Your contributions to society? How much you are loved by family and friends? Your financial status? I believe it was A. W. Tozer who observed that what comes into our minds when we think about

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God’s Attributes: The Justice of God

  What is right? How do we determine what is just? When the words "righteousness" or "justice" appear in the Bible, they are usually some form of the Hebrew word "tzedek." The original root idea of tzedek conveyed the idea of being stiff or straight. In a religious context, tzedek means that which is morally straight, that which is as

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God’s Attributes: The Love of God

  The beloved apostle Yochanan (John) makes the statement in his first letter that "God is love" (1 John 4:16). "God is love" means that love is an essential attribute of God, but love is not equal to God. "God is love" is a true statement, but it does not explain the full nature of God, because God and love are

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God’s Attributes: The Mercy of God

  WHAT IS MERCY? The Hebrew word for mercy is "rachamim." It comes from "racham," which means to love tenderly, to pity, to sympathize with, and to have compassion on. Mercy includes showing kindness to those who don't deserve it, and forgiving those that deserve punishment. MERCY IS GOD'S NATURE Mercy is God's nature as it confronts human suffering and

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God’s Attributes: God’s Omnipresence and Eternality

  God is infinite regarding space. He is larger, greater, above and beyond the physical universe. Another aspect of the infinity of God regarding space is described by the omnipresence of God. The word "present" means "here," "close to," or "next to," and the prefix "omni" means "all" and gives it universality. God is everywhere here. He is close to

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God’s Attributes: God’s Omniscience

  "Omniscience" literally means "all knowledge," or "all science." The omniscience of God may be defined as that attribute of God whereby He knows Himself and all things possible and actual in one eternal act. The All Knowing One knows all things immediately, simultaneously, and exhaustively. By definition God is the ultimate Scientist since He is the ultimate Knower and

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God’s Attributes: God’s Self-Existence

  The Hebrew Scriptures have a four letter name for God that sums up the attribute of God's self-existence - "YHVH." YHVH appears almost seven thousand times in the Tenach (Old Testament), far more than any other name for God. YHVH is based on God's revelation to Moses at the burning bush: I AM WHO I AM; and He said, thus

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God’s Attributes: God’s Sovereignty

  This time I want to look at God's sovereignty, which is another of the midot (attributes) of God. A sovereign is one who is supreme in power, rank and authority. Because he is supreme, a sovereign has the right to rule. Whenever you read words like king, kingdom, lord, majesty, dominion, reign, rule, authority, glory, bow down, or bend

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God’s Attributes: God’s Faithfulness and Truth

  WHAT IS TRUTH? Throughout the ages, many have wondered, along with Pontius Pilate, "What is truth?" The Hebrew word for "truth" is "emet." Emet is based on a Hebrew root that gives the idea of firmness, stability, reliability, faithfulness, or fidelity. Truth has at least three aspects: First, truth is that which is real as opposed to that which

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God’s Attributes: God’s Wisdom

  Wisdom is that attribute of God whereby He produces the best possible results with the best possible means. Wisdom and knowledge are not the same, but they are closely related. Knowledge is acquired by accumulating facts, but wisdom (chochmah) results from insight into the things that are studied. Knowledge is the material out of which wisdom builds its structure.

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Total Depravity of Man

It's important to understand the nature of man. If we don't understand who we are, if we don't diagnose the human condition properly, we won't look to the right solution for our problems; we won't go to the right source to get the help that we need - and we desperately need help; and we won't reach the amazing goal

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