Unchangeable Qualities of God: Creator, not creature God is not a creature and never had a beginning point, being eternal: This proves Jesus is not a creature, for Jehovah's Witnesses have Jesus on both sides being a creature himself, as well as being the creator of man.
We can offer definitions, but these definitions usually describe attributes. We can say that God is omniscientomnipotentomnipresentholy, perfect, pure, wise, etc. We understand these concepts, but that does not mean we are accurately describing the essence of what God is.
But this is to be expected because God is completely different from what we are.
Defining Christianity was written for that purpose. This book was written to define Christianity solely with what is found in the Bible. Even though it is a quick read, it can be used to study the topics in depth. God: the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe: a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people: one of various spirits or beings worshipped in some religions. What is Christian Faith? (Revised again) Definition. The Christian faith is the experience of living in a dynamic and new personal relationship with God through the transforming and indwelling power of Jesus in your body and life.
He is "wholly other. He is not limited to space and time as we are. So, when we describe him, we can only describe him in ways with which we are familiar even if these descriptions can never be totally sufficient.
Take, for example, humanity.
How would we properly define the essence of humanness? For example, to be human means to be able to reason, to know, to love, to hate, to interact with others in sophisticated conceptual constructs dealing with morality, justice, and love.
But those are attributes. How do we describe the very essence of what it is we are? Atheists and God Atheists often ask Christians to define what God is and not by attributes but by describing his essence.
Therefore, they often say that talking about God is more or less meaningless. However, I believe this is nothing more than an attempt to continue to deny God and his existence.
When I ask atheists to define what humanity is without using attributes, they sidestep the question either by ignoring it or changing the topic. And if they cannot, does it mean humanity does not exist, or that discussion about humanity is meaningless? The same would go for discussions about God.
Not being able to describe the essence of what God is without citing his attributes does not mean a discussion about God and what God is would be meaningless.Defining Christianity Updated Thursday 22nd October Accompanying Diarmaid MacCulloch’s series exploring Christianity, Professor John Wolffe expresses his own personal opinions about the places and events which have helped to shape the world’s most popular religion.
Yet the reign of God can become the rule of God in the hearts of those individuals who submit to the power of Christ as they await the historical reality of the kingdom when the kingdom of the world becomes "the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ" (Rev ).
Why the Christian God is Impossible - Atheist Soapbox; Books on the Christian God. Christian Theology: An Introduction, Third Edition by Alister McGrath.
A History of Christian Theology by William C.
Placher. Readings in the History of Christian Theology. Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine. A History of Christian Thought by Justo Gonzalez. Defining Christianity was written for that purpose.
This book was written to define Christianity solely with what is found in the Bible. Even though it is a quick read, it can be used to study the topics in depth. Defining God is not easy to do. We can offer definitions, but these definitions usually describe attributes.
We can say that God is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, holy, perfect, pure, wise, etc. We understand these concepts, but that does not mean we are accurately describing the essence of.
Christianity teaches that there is only one God in all existence, that God is a Trinity, that Jesus Christ is God in flesh, that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, that Jesus died on the cross, and that Jesus rose from the dead in a glorified, physical body.
The religion that contradicts any of these teachings is not Christian.