Explain Christian Beliefs About the Attributes of God Essay

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ââExplain the biblical beliefs about the attributes of God.ââ (25 marks) When we speak of God's attributes, we are talking about those characteristics that helps us to understand who He truly is. Jeremiah 32:17 â "Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you." The concept of God as omnipotent means God has the unlimited power to accomplish anything that can be accomplished. The things God does are neither difficult nor easy for God; they are only either done or not done. ...read more. Middle Omnipresence; this theological term means âalways present.â Since God is infinite, His being knows no boundaries. So, clearly He is everywhere. This truth is taught throughout the Bible as the phrase âI am with you alwaysâ is repeated 22 times in both the Old and New Testaments. These were even Jesusâ words of assurance just after giving the challenge to his disciples to take his message to the entire world. This is certainly a comforting truth for all who follow Jesus. Another attribute is the concept of God as omniscient. ...read more. Conclusion Donât be afraid! You are worth more than many sparrows.â (Luke 12:7) This attribute of God being all-knowing is essential as Godâs justice depends on it. God cannot be just if God does not know everything. To be just God needs to know the all things- the true motives in a personâs heart and his secret desires. Jesus promises that. âYour Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. â(Matthew 6:6). Last but not least, the concept of god being as omnibenevolent is that God only does things that are good. Isaiah 45:7 "I make peace and create evil. I the Lord do all these things." ââThe Judaeo-Christian idea of God is too inconsistent to be a source of moral teaching.ââ (10 marks) ...read

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