THEOLOGY PROPER (GOD)

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THEOLOGY PROPER (GOD)

I. The Existence of God

Arguments: From cause-effect (cosmological argument), from design-designer (teleological argument).

II. The Nature of God

Westminster Catechism: “God is Spirit, Infinite, Eternal, and Unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.”

III. Attributes of God

a. God’s Inner Nature (Unrelated Attributes)
(i) Spirit (Joh. 4:24) (ii) Infinite – Immense in relation to space (1Ki. 8:27), Eternal in relation to time (Exo. 15:18; Deu. 33:27) (iii) One (Exo. 20:3; Deu. 4:35,39; 1Sa. 2:2; 1Ti. 1:17)

b. God in Relation to the Universe (Active Attributes) –
(i) Omnipotent (Gen. 1:1; Gen. 17:1; Job. 40:2; Amo. 4:13; Mat. 19:26) (ii) Omnipresent (Gen. 28:15-16; Psa. 139:7-10) (iii) Omniscient (Gen. 18:18-19); 2Ki. 8:10-13; Jer. 1:4-5; Rom. 8:27-29; 1Pe. 1:2) (iv) Wise (Psa. 104:24; Pro. 3:19; Jer. 10:12; Dan. 2:20-21; Col. 2:2-3) (v) Sovereign (Dan. 4:35; Mat. 20:15; Rom. 9:21)

c. God in Relation to Moral Creatures (Moral Attributes) (i) Holy (Exo. 15:11; Lev. 11:44-45; Rev. 4:8) (ii) Righteous (Ezr. 9:15; Psa. 116:5; Rev. 16:15)
(iii) Faithful (Exo. 34:6; Mic. 7:20; 2Ti. 2:13; Rev. 15:3) (iv) Merciful (Tit. 3:5; Psa. 32:5) (v) Love (Deu. 7:8; Joh. 3:16; 1Jo. 4:9-10) (vi) Good (Psa. 25:8; Psa. 85:5; Act. 14:17)

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