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  1. The Keys Opening the truths in God's word GodUnderstanding who and what God is "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:" Deuteronomy 6:4 1/18/11

  2. Disbelief in or denial of the existence of God Beliefs about God: • Atheism American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

  3. Beliefs about God: • Agnostic Someone who believes that there can be no proof of the existence of God but does not deny the possibility that God exists American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

  4. Beliefs about God: • Islam "There is no God but Allah." Followers are called Moslems or Muslims. Islam accepts the Old Testament as God's word. The ONENESS of God - David K. Bernard

  5. Beliefs about God: • Judaism God is absolutely one in numerical value. Judaism accepts the law of Moses as God's word for today, and totally rejects the deity of Jesus of Nazareth. The ONENESS of God - David K. Bernard

  6. Beliefs about God: • Monotheism The belief in only one God. Only three major religions of the world are monotheistic: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The ONENESS of God - David K. Bernard

  7. Beliefs about God: • Oneness God is absolutely one in numerical value, Jesus is the one God, and God is not a plurality of persons. “Oneness is a modern term basically equivalent to modalism or modalistic monarchianism.” The ONENESS of God - David K. Bernard

  8. Beliefs about God: • Polytheism The belief in more than one God. The ONENESS of God - David K. Bernard

  9. Beliefs about God: • Trinitarianism Three distinct persons (Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit) all as one God. Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

  10. Beliefs about God: • Tritheism Belief in three God's.

  11. God: Definitions: A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions. (God) The American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

  12. God: Definitions: A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions. (God) A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshipped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality. (god) (gods that do not meet definition #1, political or spiritual leader, sports figures, powerful or famous people, etc) The American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

  13. God: Definitions: A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions. (God) A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshipped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality. (god) Something that is worshipped or idealized. (god) (job, toys, hobbies, sports, home, etc) The American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

  14. Godhead: The essential and divine nature of God Definitions: Deity: The essential nature or condition of being a God. The American Heritage Dictionary - 2nd College Edition

  15. The Nature of God: • God is a Spirit God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

  16. The Nature of God: • God is a Spirit … And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2

  17. The Nature of God: • God is a Spirit …shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? Hebrews 1:9

  18. The Nature of God: • God is a Spirit And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17

  19. The Nature of God: • God is a Spirit No man hath seen God at any time;… John 1:18

  20. The Nature of God: • God is Invisible Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see:.… I Timothy 6:16

  21. The Nature of God: • God is Invisible Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: Colossians 1:15

  22. The Nature of God: • God is Invisible Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:17

  23. The Nature of God: • God is Invisible By faith he [Moses] forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27

  24. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipresent (Everywhere Present) Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. Psalm 139:7-8 (see 9-13)

  25. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipresent (Everywhere Present) But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I [Solomon] have builded? I Kings 8:27 (Also see II Chronicles 6:18)

  26. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipresent (Everywhere Present) But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him?... II Chronicles 2:6

  27. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipresent (Everywhere Present) Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? Isaiah 66:1 (Also see Acts 7:49)

  28. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipresent (Everywhere Present) That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; Acts 17:27-28

  29. The Nature of God: • God is Omniscient (All Knowing) …LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off…For there is not a word in my tongue…thou knowest it…Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Psalm 139:1-6

  30. The Nature of God: • God is Omniscient (All Knowing) I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Job 42:2

  31. The Nature of God: • God is Omniscient (All Knowing) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Acts 2:23

  32. The Nature of God: • God is Omniscient (All Knowing) Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:17

  33. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:1

  34. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins; Genesis 35:11

  35. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

  36. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; I Timothy 6:15

  37. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Revelation 19:6

  38. The Nature of God: • God is Omnipotent (All Powerful) …Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?...who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth…Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?...Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him?...Hast thou an arm like God?... Job 38-41

  39. The Nature of God: • God is Eternal The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Deuteronomy 33:27

  40. The Nature of God: • God is Eternal For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  41. The Nature of God: • God is Eternal Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Isaiah 44:6

  42. The Nature of God: • God is Eternal Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:17

  43. The Nature of God: • God is Immutable (Unchanging) For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6

  44. The Nature of God: • God is Immutable (Unchanging) Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8

  45. The Nature of God: • God has Individuality, Personality, and Rationality Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Romans 9:19

  46. The Nature of God: • God has Individuality, Personality, and Rationality Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Isaiah 1:18

  47. The Nature of God: • God has Individuality, Personality, and Rationality O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Romans 11:33-34

  48. The Nature of God: • God has Individuality, Personality, and Rationality He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. Psalms 18:19

  49. The Nature of God: • God has Individuality, Personality, and Rationality The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Psalms 103:8

  50. The Nature of God: • God has Individuality, Personality, and Rationality Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. Psalms 103:13