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ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

Post  Waqar Daniel on Sat 30 Jun 2007, 12:05 am

THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
(Scripture Study)

1) Personal:
(God is a self-conscious Being capable of thought, will, and interaction with others.)
OT: Gen 1:1-31; Exod 20:1-17; Job 12:13; Ps 2:4; Prov 3:19f; Isa 55:8f.
NT: Matt 6:1-15; 2Cor 1:3f; 1Thes 4:3,7.

2) Creator:
(The whole of creation came into existence through the will and power of God.)
OT: Gen 1:1-31; Neh 9:5f; Job 38:1-41; Ps 19:1; 24:1f; 33:6-9; 89:11f; 95:6f; 102:25-27; Isa 44:24; 45:18; Zech 12:1.
NT: Acts 14:15; Rom 1:20; Heb 11:3; Rev 4:11.

3) Life Giver:
(All of life was created by and is dependent on God.)
OT: Gen 2:7; Ps 36:9; Job 12:10; 33:3; Dan 5:23.
NT: Acts 17:25; 1Tim 6:13; Rev 22:1.

4) Spirit/ Invisible:
(God's existence can be immaterial, non-physical, and is distinct from His creation.)
OT: Exod 20:4; Dt 4:11; Job 9:11; 23:8f; 35:14.
NT: John 1:18; 4:24 (cp. Luke 24:39); 6:46; Col 1:15; 1Tim 1:17; 6:16; Heb 11:27; 1John 4:12.

5) Omnipresent:
(God is present in all places at all times.)
OT: 1Sam 2:3; 1Ki 8:27; Ps 73:23-28; 139:7f; Jer 23:23f.
NT: John 4:20-24; Acts 7:48-50; 17:26-28; Eph 4:6; Heb 13:5f.

6) Omniscient:
(God knows all things.)
OT: 1Ki 8:37-39; Job 34:21f; 37:16; 38:1-3; Ps 10:11-15; 33:13-15; 59:5-9; 94:4-11; 139:1-6,11f,15-18; 147:4f; Prov 15:3; Eccl 12:13f; Isa 29:15f; 40:12-14,25-28; Jer 16:17; 32:19; Zech 4:10.
NT: Matt 6:7f; 10:30; Acts 15:18; Rom 11:33; Col 2:3; Heb 4:13; 1John 3:20.

7) Knows the Future:
(God's omniscience includes knowledge of all that will come to pass before it occurs.)
OT: Gen 15:13f; Exod 3;19; Deut 31:15-21; 1Ki 13:1f (see 2Ki 23:15f); 1Ki 14:12f,17f; Josh 6:2 (see 1Ki 16:34); Ps 139:4, 16; Isa 40:12-14,27-31; 41:21-24; 44:6-8; 48:3-5; 65:24; Jer 1:5; 32:3-5 (cp. Ezek 12:13; 2Ki 25:5-7); Dan 2:28.
NT: Matt 2:4-6; Eph 1:3f; Acts 3:18; 15:16-18; 1Cor 15:3f; Rev 13:8; 17:8.

8) Omnipotent:
(God can do all things capable of being done with an unlimited amount of power.)
OT: Gen 17:1; 18:14; Deut 32:39; 2Chr 20:6; Ps 33:6-11; 115:3; 135:6; Isa 14:24-27; 40:28; 43:13; Jer 32:17,27.
NT: Matt 19:26; Luke 1:37; 18:27; Rom 8:31; Rev 19:6.

9) Sovereign:
(God is absolute Lord over His creation and all that occurs therein.)
OT: 1Sam 2:6-10; Lam 3:37-39; Job 9:12 (cp. 23:1-7); 34:24-30; 36:22f; 37:20; 38:1-4; 40:1-8; 42:1-6; Ps 2:1-12; 33:10f; 37:12f; 103:19; 135:6f; Isa 40:12-17,22f; 45:9f; 64:8: Dan 4:35.
NT: Matt 10:29; Acts 5:38f; 17:24-26; 18:9f; Rom 9:20; Jam 4:13-15.

10) Incomprehensible:
(God cannot be fully known.)
OT: Job 9:10; 11:7-9; 36:26; Ps 139:6; 145:3; Isa 40:28; 55:8f.
NT: Rom 11:33-36; 1Cor 2:11,16; Eph 3:9; Phil 4:7.
But God can be know truly: Jer 9:23f; Dan 11:32; John 17:3; 1Cor 13:9-12; Eph 1:9; 1John 5:20.

11) Eternal:
(God had no beginning and will have no end.)
OT: Gen 1:1; 21:33; Exod 3:14; Deut 32:40; 33:27; Job 36:26; Ps 10:16; 41:13; 90:2; 93:2; 102:27; 106:48; 117:1f; Isa 40:28; 43:13; 44:6; 57:15; Hab 1:12.
NT: Acts 15;18; Rom 1:20; 16:25f; 1Tim 1:17; 6:16; Heb 4:3; 11:3; Rev 1:4; 11:17; 21:6.

12) Self-Existent:
(God has life within Himself; His existence is not dependent on any other)
OT: Gen 1:1; Exod 3:14.
NT: John 5:26; Acts 17:24f; 1Tim 1:17; 6:16.

13) Immutable:
(God cannot change in his nature, character, or dependability.)
OT: Gen 8:22; 9:8-13; Numb 23:19; 1Sam 15:29; Lam 3:22f; Ps 33:1; 89:34; 102:24-27; Isa 40:28; Mal 3:6.
NT: Rom 11:29; 2Tim 2:11-13; Titus 1:1-3; Heb 6:13-20; 10:19-23; Jam 1:17.

14) Perfect:
(God is flawless and complete; He does not lack anything or have any moral imperfection.)
OT: Gen 18:14; Deut 3:3f; 2Sam 22:31-33; Job 21:22; Ps 19:7.
NT: Matt 5:48; Rom 12:2; 1John 3:3.

15) Incomparable:
(God is superior over all in His essence, character, and actions and is worthy of all praise.)
OT: Exod 15:11; Deut 33:26; 2Sam 7:22; Ps 35:10; 50:21; 71:19; 86:8-10; 97:9; 113:4-6; Isa 40:25; Jer 10:6-16.
NT: 1Tim 1:17; 6:15f; Jude 25; Rev 4:8-11.

16) Good:
(The moral character of God)
OT: Exod 34:6; 1Chr 16:34; Ps 25:8; 34:8-10; 135:3; Lam 3:25; Nah 1:7.
NT: Matt 7:11; Acts 14:17; Rom 2:4; 2Thes 1:11.

17) Holy:
(God is separate from all else, especially from all evil.)
OT: Exod 3:5; 19:10-21: 20:18-21; 33:18-23; Lev 19:2; Deut 5:23-27; 1Sam 2:2; 6:20; Ps 22:3; Isa 6:1-5; 57:15; Jer 5:22; Hab 2:20.
NT: Jam 1:13; 1Pet 1:15f; Rev 3:7; 4:8-10; 15:3f.

18) Righteous and Just:
(God's nature and actions are always morally right.)
OT: Gen 18:25; Exod 9:27; Ps 11:7; 19:8f; 33:4f; 89:14; 97:2-6; 111:3; 119:142,160,172; 129:4.
NT: Matt 6:33; Acts 17:30f; Rom 1:16f; 3:21-26; 3:21-26; 7:12; Jam 1:13; 1John 1:5,9; 3:7; Rev 15:3; 16:4-7; 19:2.

19) Judge:
(God is the final determiner of what is morally right or wrong; all people are answerable to Him and His standards.)
OT: Gen 18:25; Deut 32:34-43; 1Sam 2:3,10; 1Chr 16:33; Ps 7:11; 9:7f; 10:8-18; 10:8-18; 50:1-6; 58:10f; 82:8; 94:2; 96:13; 98:9; Isa 66:14-17.
NT: Rom 1:32; 2:2-5; 10:16; Heb 10:30; 12:23; 13:4; Rev 20:11-15.

20) Wrath:
(God's moral character leads Him to judge and punish all unrighteousness.)
OT: Exod 15:7-10; 22:22-24; Deut 4:24; 7:10; 32:21f; Isa 13:11-13; Jer 10:10.
NT: Matt 3:7; Luke 12:2-5; John 3:36; Rom 1:18; 2:5; 5:9; Eph 2:3; Col 3:6; 5:6; 1Thes 1:10; Heb 10:26-31; 12:29; Rev 11:16-19; 15:1,7f; 16:1.
Immediate judgments: Gen 38:7-10; Lev 10:1-3 (cp. 16:13); Numb 16:1-49; 21:4-9; 2Sam 6:1-13; Ezek 18:4; Luke 13:1-5; Acts 5:1-11; 12:20-23 (cp. Gen 2:16f; 3:1-6; 5:5).

21) Grace, Mercy and Love:
(God's dealings with His people are based on His goodness, generosity, concern, and compassion; instead of on what we deserve.)
OT: Deut 7:7-9; 10:15-18; 33:12; 1Chr 16:34; Neh 9:17; Ps 63:3; 86:15; 100:5; 103:8; 119:64; 145:8f; Isa 63:7-9; Jer 31:3; Lam 3:22-26; Dan 9:9; Jonah 3:10-4:2.
NT: John 3:16; Rom 5:8-11; Eph 1:6f; 2:4-10; Titus 3:3-7; 1John 4:9f; 5:11-13; Rev 21:4.

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