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God: The Source of Everything

No one has seen God except His Son, Jesus, according to the Holy Book.. This sacred writing is honored and respected, because of the source of everything known and created in this life. Moses said to the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you”. This only Supreme Being is the God Almighty. How many people seek or long for His presence? Everyone can know about God, but how many truly know Him intimately? Many people claim God, but do not reading the bible. In order to understand God, you must read His book, plus some historical facts to help in this process.. Below, you will find general information about God. It is your job to study them, so you can start your journey in this quest to believing in the story about the Word of God coming to the earth. His name is Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23).



For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

John 3:16, KJV

An emblem of Christ, Lamb of God. Photo by Jasmin Staab on Unsplash.com

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei Quotes. Retrieved October 20, 2021, from BrainyQuote.com 

How to use information below: You need a Holy Bible to look up the chapters and verses. Mediate by pondering each scripture. Rewrite the scriptures a few times to give you some clarity, or read the complete chapter for context clues.

Who is God?

God is a spirit‘ (John 4:24). The Source, Supreme (Deity) Being of the Universe (Genesis 1:1). The great “I AM that I AM (Exodus 3:14)” God manifested in the flesh is the new born Emmanuel, Jesus of Nazarene (Matthew 1:21).

You can read about God starting at Genesis chapter 1 through chapter 2 verse 4a. He has many diversities of operations , like speaking power, holiness, miracles etc., but the same God which works them all (1 Corinthians 12:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 2:12). Theos (Masculine Singular Greek word for God). Elohim (Modern Masculine Plural word in Hebrew for God)

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Names of God

Source: Etymonline.com

YHWH (Yahweh)

Yahweh 1869, hypothetical reconstruction of the tetragrammaton YHWH (see Jehovah), based on the assumption that the tetragrammaton is the imperfective of Hebrew verb hawah, earlier form of hayah “was,” in the sense of “the one who is, the existing.”

Jehovah

1530, Tyndale’s transliteration of Hebrew Tetragrammaton YHWH using vowel points of Adhonai “my lord” (see Yahweh). Used for YHWH (the full name being too sacred for utterance) in four places in the Old Testament in the KJV where the usual translation the lord would have been inconvenient; taken as the principal and personal name of God.

The vowel substitution was originally made by the Masoretes as a direction to substitute Adhonai for “the ineffable name.” European students of Hebrew took this literally, which yielded Latin JeHoVa (first attested in writings of Galatinus, confessor to Leo X, 1516). 

Elohim

a name of God in the Bible, c. 1600, from Hebrew, plural (of majesty?) of Eloh “God” (cognate with Allah), a word of unknown etymology, perhaps an augmentation of El “God,” also of unknown origin. Generally taken as singular, the use of this word instead of Yahveh is taken by biblical scholars as an important clue to authorship in the Old Testament, hence Elohist (1830; Elohistic is from 1841), title of the supposed writer of passages of the Pentateuch where the word is used.

Allah

Allah Arabic name for the Supreme Being, 1702, Alha, from Arabic Allah, contraction of al-Ilah, literally “the God,” from al “the” + Ilah “God,” which is cognate with Aramaic elah, Hebrew eloah (see Elohim).

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Historical Facts

Below are a few facts about God

  • A 2016 Gallup poll revealed that 89% of Americans believe in God.[1]
  • Even though Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are vastly different, they worship the same historical deity: the God of Abraham.[2]
  • For the most part, philosophers in the West and East thought there were truths about whether there is a God, the soul, an afterlife, that which is sacred (whether these are known or understood by any human being or not).[3]
  • There are various arguments that are advanced to motivate religious belief. One of the most interesting and popular is a wager argument often associated with French philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623–1662). It is designed to offer practical reasons to cultivate a belief in God. Imagine that you are unsure whether there is or is not a God. You have it within your power to live on either assumption and perhaps, through various practices, to get yourself to believe one or the other. There would be good consequences of believing in God even if your belief were false, and if the belief were true you would receive even greater good. There would also be good consequences of believing that there is no God, but in this case the consequences would not alter if you were correct. If, however, you believe that there is no God and you are wrong, then you would risk losing the many goods which follow from the belief that God exists and from actual Divine existence. On this basis, it may seem reasonable to believe there is a God.[4]
  • “Pantheism” is the belief that god and nature are one and the same thing, or that god is present in all aspects of the natural world.[5]
  • The Nicene Creed states that there is one God, “the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth, of all things visible and invisible.”[6]
  • Christian doctrine holds that God literally became a man in the person of Jesus Christ, an incarnation of the Divine into the created world.[7]
  • Greek philosopher, Xenophanes of Colophon espoused a belief that “God is one, supreme among gods and men, and not like mortals in body or in mind.[8]
Bible Verse Highlight in RED – John 3:16 by Wisconsin Pictures on Unsplash.com

Biblical Facts

Below are a few facts found from the Holy Bible[9]

  • Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  • Genesis 1:27 God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them
  • Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
  • Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
  • Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
  • Lamentations 3:41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
  • Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
  • Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
  • James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
  • John 1:18 No man hath seen God at anytime, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
  • 1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at anytime. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
  • 1 John 4:20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
  • 3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Christian Sign – With God, All Things Are Possible! by Jose Castillo on Unsplash.com

References from Facts

  1. Newport, Frank. “Most Americans Still Believe in God.” Gallup News, June 29, 2016.
  2. Holy Bible, Quran, and Talmud.
  3. Philosophy of Religion. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Meaning of Religious Beliefs.
  4. Philosophy of Religion. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 5.2.6 Religious experience.
  5. Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 20 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
  6. The Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed. The Christian Reformed Church. Nicene Creed.
  7. Catechism of the Catholic Church. New York: Doubleday, 1995.
  8. Xenophanes. Wikipedia.org
  9. King James Bible. Public Domain.

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