God

who/what is God accourding to Chrisitianity

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According to Christianity God is -
Eternal
Independent/apart from his creation (transcendent) ­ see Isaiah 45
Involved with all his creation (immanent)- not just a spectator, this is why prayer is so important
(Isaiah 57:15 - For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I
dwell in the high and holy place, with him also who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the
spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite)
God is in control ­ but there is free will see Psalm 135:6 - The LORD does whatever pleases him, in
the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths.
God is not understandable ­ Romans 11:33 - Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and
knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
God is personal ­ he is a loving daddy ­ Abba (Romans 8:15 - And by him we cry, "Abba,[ Father.
The Prodigal son.
God is a friend ­ (John 15:15 - I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my
Father I have made known to you)
God is all knowing ­ Psalm 139:1-6 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
God is loving ­ Romans 5:8 - But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still
sinners, Christ died for us.
God is merciful ­ Romans 9:14-16 "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have
compassion on whom I have compassion."
God is wise ­ (Daniel 2) "Our God, your name will be praised forever and forever.
You are all-powerful, and you know everything. You control human events-- you give rulers their
power and take it away, and you are the source of wisdom and knowledge

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