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Who is God? Part 3A: Attributes of God, Incommunicable

Deep Dive: The Attributes of God Let’s be clear: Because this is the infinite and eternal God we are talking about, we cannot fully understand everything about Him!   But we can understand enough about Him to come to faith in Him and to enter into a lifelong relationship and pursuit of knowing Him better. How ‘knowable’ is God? ‘I will extol You, my God, O King, And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable."   (Psalm 145:1-3, NASB) Theologians have categorized God’s attributes as communicable , incommunicable , and sometimes relational .   ·       Incommunicable : those which are His alone as God, unshared with His creatures. ·       Communicable : those which we share with Him as those made in His image, that we can grow in. ·       Relational : described of God in relationship to His creatures.   There is s

Who is God? Part 2: God's Revelation

What Everyone Already Knows About God  "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them;  for God made it evident to them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes,  His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen,  being understood through what has been made,  so that they are without excuse."     (Romans 1:18-20, NASB) This passage tells us that God has revealed Himself to all people via the internal witness of their hearts and the external witness of creation so that His eternal power and divine nature are clearly seen. To deny such is what God calls ‘suppressing the truth in unrighteousness.’   This is a losing battle, and the passage goes on to describe that path, which is eternally destructive. We see then that to seek God is to

Who is God? Part 1: Introduction

The Importance and Meaning of Knowing God The prophet Jeremiah said: "Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD."    (Jeremiah 9:23-24, NASB) What we believe about God is the most important thing about us to God. The Apostle Peter said: "Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine