Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Searching the Scripture

Lesson 2 - The Person of GOD

Part 1

The Bible is our only source of true knowledge about GOD.

Read John 1:18; I John 4:12; Exodus 33:20; and Exodus 33:24.

We know from Scripture that Moses talked with GOD and saw part of Him but he did not see GOD´s face.

Jesus, the Son of God, came from heaven to earth to reveal GOD the Father to us.

Read John 14:7-11. Here Jesus tells Philip that He, Jesus, is the revelation of GOD.

The wisdom of the world would say we must know ourselves. However, Jesus says we must know the Father.

Read John 17:3. If we are to have eternal life we must know GOD the Father and Jesus Christ, His Son.

What is personality? It can be characterized by possessing knowledge, feelings, and will power. An idol is devoid of personality. It has no knowledge, no intelligence. It cannot feel emotion. It has no will and it cannot respond. GOD, however, has personality. He is an individual and He has definite characteristics.

GOD is a person. He is not some unseen force or power like electricity.

Read Jeremiah 10:10; Acts 14:15; I Thessalonians 1:9, II Chronicles 16:9; and Psalm 94:11.

GOD is a Spirit. This means He has no flesh or bones or blood.

Read John 4:24; I Timothy 1:17; and I Timothy 6:16.

The LORD our GOD is one God and one God only In contrast, pagan cultures have many gods.

Read Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 44:6; and Isaiah 45:21

In this part of our second lesson we have seen that GOD has personality. We have also looked at GOD´s nature (Spirit) and at GOD´s unity (the only GOD). In our next lesson we will begin looking at His Natural and Moral Attributes.

Keep growing.

Abundant Blessings.

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