God (part 2)

WHAT IS GOD LIKE?

God is spirit! God is not a human being as you and I are. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). God does not have weaknesses and sicknesses of the body as you and I do. “…for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having….” (Luke 24:39).

God is light! “And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). There is no darkness (sin) in God. Therefore (for this reason) we can trust Him for He will not deceive (lie to or mislead) us.

God is love! “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 John 4:8). God loves us. He has proved His great love for us by giving His Son to die for our sins. “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation [to pay the price—His death on the cross] for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

God is holy! “Ye shall be holy; for I Jehovah your God am holy” (Leviticus 19:2).

God is righteous! God cannot do any wrong. He hates all sin. “For Jehovah is righteous; He loveth righteousness: The upright shall behold his face” (Psalms 11:7).

God is merciful! God loves us. Although He hates sin, He is merciful. He will forgive our sins if we truly repent (make up our minds to turn away from practicing sin and turn back to God). “Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness” (Psalms 103:8).

HOW DO WE KNOW THERE IS A GOD?

We know there is a God because of the things which He has made. “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament showeth his handiwork” (Psalms 19:1). When we see a house we know that someone wise enough and strong enough built it. A house cannot exist without a builder. In the same way, when we see the sun, moon, stars, the earth, and all that is in the earth, we know they have a builder. Someone wise enough and strong enough made all these things. Only God has power to create the heavens and the earth. Therefore, we know there is a God when we see the things He has made.

We know there is a God because our hearts or conscience tell us. People have always believed in a God. This has been true in every country and in every age. People have often had false ideas about God but they have always believed in Him. Read Romans 2:14-16.

We know there is a God because He has revealed Himself to us in His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible says:

“God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:1-2).

From Truth for the World website — Truthfortheworld.org

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