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A Bible Study About God


A Bible Study About God  based on A Bible Study from the Holmann Bible Dictionary
by John W. Eddins, Jr. and J. Terry Young 

GOD 

The personal Creator worthy of human worship because of His holy nature and His perfect love revealed in creating the universe, electing and redeeming His people, and providing eternal salvation through His Son Jesus Christ. 

Heb 1:10 (KJV)
 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; 
and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

    God is unique in nature. No person, object, or idea can be compared to God. 

1 Sam 2:2-3 (KJV) 
There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee:
 neither is there any rock like our God. 
{3} Talk no more so exceeding proudly; 
let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: 
for the LORD is a God of knowledge, 
and by him actions are weighed.

Anything said about God must be based on His revelation of Himself to us. Anything said about God must be said in human terms, the only terms we have and understand. The reality of God is always much greater than human minds can understand or express. 
Isa 55:8-9 (KJV) 
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 
neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 
{9} For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 
so are my ways higher than your ways, 
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

God as the Bible's Primary Subject 

The Bible and history begin with God.

Gen 1:1 (KJV) 
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

The last chapter of the Bible describes God as 
Rev 22:13 (KJV)

 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

All the way through Scripture God is primary. For Christians the primacy of God is reassuring, liberating, and instructive. It reassures us that God controls all existence. It liberates us to know the loving, redeeming God seeks to set us free. It instructs us to be able to look for signs of God throughout His universe. 

God as Present with Us God is present in His world in a unique manner. He is never separated from any part of His creation. As spirit, God has the perfect capability of being present everywhere in the world at once. The psalmist exclaimed,
Psa 139:7-8 (KJV) 
Whither shall I go from thy spirit? 
or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 
{8} If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: 
if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

The prophet looked for the Messiah to be named Emmanuel, meaning, "God with us"; and Matthew reported that God fulfilled that promise in Jesus.

Isa 7:14 (KJV) 
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; 
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, 
and shall call his name Immanuel.

Mat 1:23 (KJV) 
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, 
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, 
which being interpreted is, God with us.

The end time will make the presence of God even more clear: God will live with His people.
Rev 21:3-5 (TLB) 
I heard a loud shout from the throne saying, 
"Look, the home of God is now among men, 
and he will live with them and they will be his people; 
yes, God himself will be among them. 
{4} He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, 
and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain.
 All of that has gone forever." 
{5} And the one sitting on the throne said, 
"See, I am making all things new!"
 And then he said to me, 
"Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true:

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