Hugh’s News & Views (Forty Things . . . God)

HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS

FORTY THINGS WE ALL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD

1. God is self-existent and eternal; He had no beginning and will have no end (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 21:33; Isaiah 40:28; Psalm 90:2).

2. He is the creator of all things, including mankind (Genesis 1:1-2:1; Exodus 20:11; Acts 17:26-28).

3. He is Almighty God; He is omnipotent (possessing all power) (Genesis 17:1; Genesis 18:14).

4. He is the Lord God (Genesis 15:2; Numbers 14:17; Deuteronomy 3:24; Matthew 4:7; Hebrews 1:10).

5. He is “the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the Lord of hosts” (Jeremiah 32:17-19).

6. He is the “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14).

7. God is invisible (Colossians 1:15).

8. God is all-wise and all-knowing (omniscient) (Romans 16:27; Hebrews 4:13).

9. He is present everywhere (omnipresent) (Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:23-24).

10. God is Spirit (John 4:24), and a spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).

11. God does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24).

12. He is the living and true God (I Thessalonians 1:9; Matthew 16:16; Hebrews 9:13-14; Hebrews 10:31).

13. He is the only acceptable object of man’s worship (Exodus 20:3; Matthew 4:10; Acts 17:22-31; John 4:24).

14. He is the God of glory (Acts 7:2).

15. He is the first member of the Godhead (the Divine Nature) (Matthew 28:18-20; II Corinthians 13:14).

16. God is holy (separate) (Isaiah 6:1-3; I Peter 1:15-16).

17. God is love (I John 4:8-10).

18. He is a God of grace (I Corinthians 1:4; II Corinthians 6:1; Ephesians 1:6).

19. He is the giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17).

20. He gave His Son as a sin-offering (an atonement) for all mankind (John 3:16; Romans 5:8; Romans 3:21-26).

21. God is merciful (Ephesians 2:4; I Peter 1:3; Hebrews 4:16).

22. He has blessed Christians with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:3).

23. He is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:3; I Peter 1:3).

24. As the creator of all mankind, He is the God and Father of all (Ephesians 4:6).

25. To Christians (those who have become His spiritual children), God is “our Father who art in heaven” (Matthew 6:9; II Corinthians 6:14-18; Galatians 3:26-27; Philippians 4:20).

26. God has spoken—in “time past (Old Testament ages, hf) . . . by the prophets,” but “in these last days” (the last epoch of earth’s history, hf) “by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2).).

27. God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18; Titus 1:2).

28. God gave the Scriptures as His complete, final, perfect and all-sufficient guide to mankind (II Timothy 3:16-17).

29. God does not change (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 1:10-12; cf. Psalm 102:25-27).

30. God is both good and severe (Romans 11:22).

31. He is to be feared (respected) and His commandments are to be kept, such being the whole duty of man and the objective evidence that one truly loves God (Ecclesiastes 12:13; I John 2:3).

32. He is no respecter of persons, i.e., He shows no partiality (Acts 10:34-35).

33. God disciplines His children so that they may be “partakers of His holiness” (Hebrews 12:5-11).

34. He is the “God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation” (II Corinthians 1:3-4).

35. God desires all to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth; He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (I Timothy 2:3-4; II Peter 3:9).

36. For those who believe that He is, God is “a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6)

37. God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29).

38. God is righteous (always does what is right) (John 17:25; I John 2:29; Revelation 16:5).

39. He is a God of justice and will judge the world in righteousness through His Son Jesus Christ (Genesis 18:25b; Psalm 89:14; Romans 1:32; Matthew 25:31-46; Acts 17:30-31; Romans 2:16).

40. In the consummation of all things, the kingdom will be delivered to God the Father “that God may be all in all” (I Corinthians 15:24-28; cf. Romans 16:27; Jude 25).

Hugh Fulford

July 24, 2018