What We Teach about God

This article explains what we teach about the nature and characteristics of God.

We teach that there is only one God, the Creator and Ruler of all things. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, and perfect in character. God is eternally and simultaneously manifested as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The Bible repeatedly affirms that there always has been, and always will be, one and only one true God, and that is Yahweh, the God of Israel. For example, in Deuteronomy 4:35, Moses wrote, “To you it was shown, that you might know that the LORD is God; there is no other besides him.” Throughout the Old Testament, the term LORD, in capital letters, always refers to Yahweh, the sacred, personal name of the God of Israel.

Paul also affirmed that there is only one God; in 1 Corinthians 8:4, he wrote, “Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that ‘an idol has no real existence,’ and that ‘there is no God but one.’”

The Bible also teaches that God is eternal; He always has and always will exist, and by His divine power and superior intellect, He designed and created the earth. In Isaiah 40:28, we read, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.”

God is present everywhere throughout the universe; He sees everything and knows everything - past, present and future. In Jeremiah 23:24, God asks, “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.”

The Bible also affirms that God never sins or does anything evil; He is morally perfect. He always keeps His promises. In Deuteronomy 32:4, Moses wrote, “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he” (NIV).

The Bible also affirms the deity and essential unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. At the Last Supper, Jesus began to reveal this deep truth to His disciples. In John 14:26, He said, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Peter also wrote, “God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:2 NLT).

Thus, the one true God is eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient and triune. His character and actions are always holy, just and good.

 

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All Scriptures are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.

 


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