While God has more attributes than we’ll ever understand, there are just some very meaningful and unique features that we need to understand if we are to have a relationship with Him. The two of which I will talk on this page are the two most important because no one really matters if we do not understand or believe these characteristics.
In order to even understand the answer to this question, the created person needs to understand the Creator. Creator is the first characteristic we need to consider about when discussing “Who is God?”
It demands the finite to understand the endless, that which is temporary to understand the eternal. If God hadn’t invited us to know Him, and provided us with information about Himself through the Bible, it would be impossible.
Genesis 1 tells us that In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This is evidently a position that distinguishes Christians from atheists and evolutionists. While at one time nothing came, and then “something” came about that made “something” which then evolved into what we see around us today. God created us, the Bible tells us.
In the first few chapters, God created animals, light, and man thus, God created it all. The other feature worth to mention here is that God is one-third of the Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity comprises God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, which are all completely God but which all have their own distinct and uniqueness.
Believe me, the Triune God or the Holy Trinity is not an easily understandable concept. To me, it’s easy to create. All the surrounding stuff, I can see, I can understand how things are made … it’s easy to understand. But a Triune God–three different parts which are all totally God.
Let’s delve in the bigger picture, Who is God in the Bible?
God is a Spirit
Jesus teaches that the spirit in God and that everyone who worships the Lord in spirit and in truth must worship the Lord. It can seem difficult for us as physical beings to connect with an immaterial spirit. But also man has a spirit, we are taught.
That intangible aspect of our life has the ability to be spiritual with God. However, if our spirit is wicked and self-centered, we can not expect to relate positively to the spirit of God. In the Bible they teach us that God will answer a humble and rebellious spirit, a spirit which recognizes one’s own sin and accepts the necessity for the goodness of God.
All Knowing God
‘Just as through the description of someone else from another’s point of view can’t really tell who one person is, you can’t really know who God is until you meet and know Him. It’s possible today if one will believe that God exists and that He re-investitures those who seek Him diligently.
You will begin to know Him if you look for Him in faith, repent (reconnaissance of your sin and turn away), and enabled by Him, to live like Him-love , kindness, patience, mercy, justice.
You receive a gift of the Holy Spirit, by believing in Jesus, by believing that Jesus died in your stead, has risen from the dead and is today in the presence of God as an ambassador for you. In this way, God lives in you and you learn to know Him closely–now and forever.
God is a Comforter (The Holy Spirit)
God has also made Himself known as the Holy Spirit–a world presence which is invisible but very true. Jesus called the Holy Spirit “the Savior.” He is known as: a spiritual revealer and teacher; a source of capabilities beyond the ability of man to achieve; a provider of love, hope and pleasure; a being that can rid men of evil (holily sanctify us); and a testimony to all that is good in the spiritual realm where God lives. All who reject sin by faith and grace, by following Jesus, and his example of righteous living, are promised the Holy Spirit. He will not, however, live in the sinful soul.
God is the Beginning and the End
God will be the Finisher, just as He is the Creator, the beginning of the whole. He makes plain that He will bring new heavens and a new earth to life, and that all evil will be destroyed in this world. It’s going to destroy even death. No evil, no sadness, and no end will take place in the new creation.
A place of eternal suffering will be separated from the new creation by an unpassable barrier. There will be condemnation of those who have lived in rebellion against God. Everything corrupt will forever be removed from the new creation. By contrast, God’s love will be shared forever by His people, mercy, goodness, patience, peace and love.