Who is God
Who is God and what is God's desire towards Humanity?
This article is intended to be the first in a series of articles. Here I desire to express some of what can be known about God. By the term of God, I mean the Creator and sustainer of the world with its inhabitants, along with the expanse of the heavens including the sun, moon and stars.
God; as I see it, clearly would have to be outside of time as we know it, in order to have created all the things we see and understand. The precision of the heavens and the earth, such as; the earth’s rotation and orbit, the distance to the sun in order to sustain life and the mechanics behind the moon and how it effects the tides, are all to precise to have been the result of some cosmic accident. If we drill down deeper into the life on the planet, we see even more precision, in the tiny atom to organisms, plants, animals and humanity. Just peer into one plant cell and view the complexity, or the incredible information storage system of our DNA and most will conclude that a being with great intelligence has put all of this together.
There is one source that gives great insight into creation and our Creator and will help us to see who God is and what He desires for mankind. That source is the Holy Bible. The bible declares that there is only one true God who created the heavens, the earth and mankind along with all other creatures. He says; “I am the LORD that makes all things; that stretches’ forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;” and “Is there a God beside Me? there is no other God; I know not any.” And again “I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” Found in the book of Isaiah chapter 44.
The bible tells us that God is Eternal, meaning that He always has been and always will be. God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Immutable. Meaning; having all knowledge, all power, in everyplace and unchanging. There is no place God is not, nothing God does not know and no power that God does not possess. God knows the end from the beginning. He is the self-existent One. Since God is outside of time, He sees the beginning and the end of the parade at the same time, we only see the part in front of us. God has foreknowledge, meaning God knows the future. In the bible He has declared many things well in advance of the actual occurrence. This is called prophesy. Many biblical prophesies have already been fulfilled and many more are yet to take place. God also declares that He is the author of the bible; “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (of God).”and also that “All scripture (the bible) is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
God’s desire is and always has been, to dwell among mankind, but Sin (the Breaking of Gods laws), has separated mankind from God. We cannot save ourselves from this predicament. We need to be saved from sin and Gods wrath against it. God is Just, and therefore cannot allow sin to go overlooked or unpunished, but God is also very merciful and has provided a way for Humanity to be at peace with Him, even though we are all guilty of breaking His Laws and deserve His judgement. God showed His Love for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ who is of God and not a created being. He is the express Image of God Almighty. One name for Jesus in the bible is Emmanuel, meaning God with us. Jesus the Christ took on a human body so that He could not only express God to humanity but also to accomplish our redemption. He lived a perfect sinless life, but was falsely condemned for our offences. He was crucified and died, having shed His blood for our sin, but after three days was raised from the grave for our justification before God and has ascended back to the throne of God, having accomplished all that was required for our reconciliation to God. He promises to return for all those who call upon Him in trusting obedience. He declares; “If you shall confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”
To know more, read the Holy Bible and may God bless you with the Truth.