Who is God?

It is better to focus on the Savior than it is to focus on salvation. It is easy to become so fearful about our spiritual standing that we take our eyes off the very One who is the answer to that fear.

What do Scriptures say?

Now it is true that the Scriptures tell us to both "examine ourselves to see if we are still in the faith" (2 Cor.13:5) and to "work out our salvation with fear and trembling"(Ph’p 2:12). However, one of the overarching themes of the Bible is the primary necessity of knowing Jesus in a visceral, experiential way. We are to love, seek and obey Him above all other things, one of those things being a constant sense of assurance about our eternal destiny.

Not every Christian will admit to having doubts about his or her salvation but most have had the experience at one time or another. The combination of our continuing moral imperfection and the accusations of our Adversary make it all too easy to worry about our standing with God. If every one of Christ’s followers automatically gained full and permanent emotional assurance of their salvation at the moment of conversion why would Paul , in 1st John, bother writing to believers about how they could know that they have eternal life?

 

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Who is God?

Who is God? He's been called everything from an impersonal life-giver to a kind, almighty Creator. He has been referred to by many names, including: "Zeus," "Jupiter," "Brahma," "Allah," "Ra," "Odin," "Ashur," "Izanagi," "Viracocha," "Ahura Mazda," and "the Great Spirit" to name a few. He's viewed by some as "Mother Nature" and by some as "Father God." But who is He truly? Who does He claim to be?

Who Is God - Father God or Mother Nature?


Who is God? What has He shown about Himself? To start with, whenever He refers to Himself in parent-like terms, He  addresses Himself as "Father," never "Mother." He calls Himself "a Father to Israel," and once when His "children" were especially disrespectful to Him, He said to them, "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If then I am the Father, where is My honor? And if I am a Master, where is My reverence?"

His prophets referred to Him as Father by saying, "You are our Father, we are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand," and "do we not all have one Father? Has not one God created us?" Never once does God refer to Himself as a Mother and never once is He named such by the prophets whom He addressed. Calling God "Mother Nature" is like calling your earthly father Mom.


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