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WHO is God?

WHO is God?

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WHO is God?

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  1. WHO is God? • About 1/3 of world population believes in Jesus of the Bible • 2/3 believe in something else Islam – 21%Nonreligious – 16%Hindu – 14%Other – 16%

  2. Why the God of the Bible? Back to BasicsJanuary - A Study of God

  3. World Views • Atheism – no GodPantheism – God is everythingPanentheism – God is IN everythingDeism – God is not involvedPolytheism – many godsFinite godism– God is limited • Theism – one God who is involved in the world and cares

  4. World Views • Which concept is true? • Either we disprove all that are not (problem – what if you miss one?) • Or we prove what IS true • We will use the latter approach. By establishing why the God of the Bible, all others will be eliminated

  5. Why God of the Bible? • Revelation – we know who God is because He reveals Himself! • Rom. 1:20, Psalm 19:1-2, Heb. 1:1-2 • Isaiah 45:18-21

  6. Why God of the Bible? Character of the Bible • Claims to be from God – 2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:20-21, etc.

  7. Why God of the Bible? Character of the Bible • Unity of the Bible 1600 years, 40 authors from different backgrounds, 3 languages – yet it is one message without contradiction. Shows design!

  8. Why God of the Bible? Character of the Bible • Its Relevance – still useful today! 1 Pet. 1:24

  9. Why God of the Bible? Prophecy • Only God can tell what is going to happen with certainty (because He controls it) Deut. 18:22

  10. Why God of the Bible? Prophecy • Isaiah 41:21-23 • Isaiah spoke of immediate eventsHe spoke of kingdoms yet future (Isa. 13:17-19, 44:28-45:1)He spoke of our Lord – (Isa. 52:13-53:12, etc.)

  11. Why God of the Bible? Prophecy • Psalm 22 – speaks of Jesus as one looking down from the cross • Daniel – prophesies of the 4 empires from Babylon to Rome Cf. Dan. 2:44

  12. Why God of the Bible? Miracles • A miracle is an action that transcends natural law. Only a force greater than natural law can accomplish such.The Bible speaks of miracles – which cannot be denied. They verified the message – cf. Matt. 9:1-8

  13. Why God of the Bible? Scientific accuracy • The Bible is ahead of the scientific verification process. Heb. 11:3 – atomsIsa. 40:22 – round earthGen. 15:5 – innumerable starsActs 17:26 – one bloodPsa. 8:8 – paths of the sea

  14. Why God of the Bible? The Impact of the Bible • Has survived more than 2 millenniums of efforts to destroy it.Still #1 best sellerChanges lives and nations • Thought: If not relevant, why so much effort by its enemies to destroy it?

  15. The God of the Bible He cares about us personally • John 3:16, etc. • Other belief systems find an impersonal, indifferent or uncaring god.

  16. The God of the Bible He has revealed Himself to us • Atheism – no God!Eastern thought – men left to guess who he isFinite godism– God is flawed. How can we rely on Him?Judaism – law completedIslam – Allah NOT compatible with God of the Bible.

  17. The God of the Bible The Bible emphasizes ONE true God. • Exodus 20:3, Isa. 43:10-11, Eph. 4:4-6, 1 Cor. 8:6 • IF the Bible is true, there is NO other god!

  18. Do you believe in the God of the Bible? Do you believe Him?