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Can you describe God?

Knowing God Through His Word

Isaiah 50:4(NLT) - The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.

If someone asked you to describe God what would you say? If you're a Christian you might say something like He's invisible, all powerful, loving, merciful, all knowing, eternal, spiritual, omnipresent, etc. That might be true but how could you be so sure? Can you prove God's characteristics using logic or scientific evidence? Maybe some, but definitely not all. You know God through His Word. Tangible evidence only backs it up.

This is the second installment in our study of  The Four Pillars of The Cracked Door Foundation. Today, we'll focus on Pillar #1 - Knowing God Through His Word. Many people have their own ideas about God. However, He is not whatever or whoever people think He is. The God of The Bible is unique. He differs from every god presented by other religions in their holy books.

Knowing God Through His Word

2 Timothy 3:16-17(KJV) - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

If you want to know about our God, you have to read The Bible. I recently engaged an atheist in a debate on my blog at Faith Science Online. In the end I realized that one of the major differences between us was our understanding of God. By his own admission, he captured the vastness of who God should be but he did not understand how God communicates. Hence, since God would not speak to him the way he expected God to, he refused to accept God's existence.

Well, that's just too bad. The God of The Bible is a specific person who demonstrates His character throughout scripture. If you don't want to accept who He is as outlined in scripture you probably won't accept Him. As a Christian for many years I have grown close to The God of The Bible and even though our relationship is quite personal He really is just like what I read in The Bible. Obviously, there is much more to Him but if you're looking for somewhere reliable to start, He's an "open book."

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