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October 03, 2016

Ep.938: Who is God?

Defining God by His attributes as described in the Bible

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How strong is the power of God? What does it mean to us?

What keeps His awesome power focused?

How does God keep His power, justice and love balanced?

How does God keep His power, justice and love balanced?

Theme Scripture: Psalms 90:2

Defining God is a monumental task. The measure of its difficulty is such that very few will ever follow through with it, for the world is overrun with contradictory myths, stories and legends about the nature and purposes of God. So many stories, so little truth! Defining God requires us to look into things beyond our natural sight. It requires us to grab hold of things beyond our physical reach, and it requires us to believe in things that are beyond our earthly capacity. To know who God is means we would know His character, His mind and what drives Him. Can we know His heart and mind? Can we know His plans and purposes? Will knowing Him help us to better know ourselves?

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The first important point to consider about knowing who God is begins with establishing His position within the realm of all we know about spirit life.  Typically, we envision God as the mighty Creator and source of all that is good.  Contrarily, we envision Satan as the embodiment of all that is evil.  We end up concluding that God and Satan are opposites and are engaged in a powerful battle one against the other over whether good or evil will prevail.  While this all sounds like it would be a logical conclusion, it could not be further from the truth!  God and Satan are not opposites!  Hear me out on this…

The Bible describes God as being "from everlasting to everlasting" – essentially an eternal life that always has and always will perpetuate itself.  He is His own origin.  On the other hand, the Bible describes Satan as having a beginning - and not just some arbitrary or coincidental starting point – he was a creation of God Himself for the purpose of being a powerful “Morning Star” within the spiritual family.  (Please see our podcast Episode #930 “Who is Satan?” for details on how one so mighty could have turned so evil).

Comparatively, God always was and always will be, while Satan had a beginning and will have an end.  They are not fighting one another at all.  The truth is that Satan is fighting God for all that he is worth, and God is simply allowing Satan to flail away until an appointed time when He will end it.  No contest here. God wins. He won even before Satan started to rebel. God is bigger, wiser, more powerful and infinitely mightier than Satan and all others.

This barely scratches the surface of knowing about our Creator. In our October 3rd, 2016 podcast, “Who is God?” we sought to better understand Him through four basic character traits attributed to Him in Scripture.  We found He has expansive and overwhelming power, justice that is unquestionable and sure, love that is unfathomable and wisdom that is incomprehensibly deep and eternal.  We invite you to listen in and get a glimpse of who God is – it just might change your life!


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4 replies
  1. Gabriel P.N. Muchira
    Gabriel P.N. Muchira says:

    God can not have a mind, God can not have a heart. God is beyond what God made and one thing he made is the heart and mind of the animal, human animal included. God can not be comparable, neither good nor bad. You can not know. God is awe and beyond comprehension.

    • Kevin Anthony
      Kevin Anthony says:

      To the person who gave their opinions on this subject you provided no Scriptural proof to back up your claims. That’s mere human philosophy. What Rick and Johnathan are discussing is based directly from the God breathed Scriptures of the Hebrew and Christian perspective. I’ll trust those not rationalized, philosophical opinion.


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