Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power purposed to redeem a people for his own glory Creator All three members of the 1:16 Holy Spirit
- Genesis 1:2
As Creator, God is the supreme authorityGod merely had to speak
-Psalm 33:9 God created out of nothing
-Hebrews 11:3 We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in a loving
unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
Article 1, EFCA Statement of Faith Perfect& Holy The Bible describes God as having many attributesOmnipotent
- all powerful (Rev.19:6) >- all knowing (Ps.139:1-6) Sovereign
- without beginning or end (Ps.90:2) Love
- sacrificially caring & adoring (1 John 4:8) Immutable
- unchanging (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8) Holy
- just, good, Divine (2 Timothy 4:8) Truth
Yet, only one attribute is repeated 3 times in a description of God:Gods holiness:Is His most fundamental
all of His other attributes.It means that God is absolutely separate
holy=to be set apart)Though Gods existence is ultimately accepted or rejected by faith there are many evidences that make Creation
Philosophers sometimes use these The Cosmological
the universe must have a 90:2; Hebrews 11:3) The Teleological
When we see something that isthat it was created by an incomplicated something is, the more intelligent the designer must have been.
The universe has incredible design and
intelligent Designer (God).
(Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20; Psalm 139:13-14; Job 38:4) The Kalam
The existence of time requires a beginning as a reference have to be outside of time reference point is God, who is outside of time but initiated Conscience
We all have an inborn sense of right and wrong, The entire Bible speaks of this human desire to relate w/ one another within families, relate Marriage, Families, Teamare evidence of the incomplete nature of the Thus from the most intimate relationship (marriage) to those on the largest scale (national institutions) we find the same thing: we all know we are made to live together, but we all find that doing so is more difficult than we had imagined.
most reasonable to bet that there is a God.This belief is developed in the thoughts of Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
The argument is that life is a voyage toward or away from God we began that moment we were born.
When it comes to believing in God, everything begins with a bet that everyone makes with his or her life.
If you believe there is a God and you die to discover you are correct, then you win your bet.
If you believe in God and then die, but there is no God, you have lost nothing, gained nothing, and simply come out even on your bet.
This is a safe bet because you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
On the other hand, if you do not believe in God, you are making a very risky bet, because you have everything to lose and nothing to gain.
If you do not believe in God and when you die you discover you were wrong, you literally have hell to pay.
And if you do not believe in God and then die and God does not exist, then you have gained nothing, lost nothing, and simply come out even on your bet.
Either God is or he is not.
But to which view shall we be inclined?
Reason cannot decide this question.
Infinite chaos separates us.
At the far end of this infinite distance a coin is being spun which will come down heads or tails.
How will you wager?
Reason cannot make you choose either, reason cannot prove either wrongYes, but you must wager.
There is no choice, you are already committedLet us weigh up the gain and the loss involved in calling heads that God exists.
Let us assess the two cases: if you win you win everything, if you lose you lose nothing.
Do not hesitate then; wager that he does exist.
-Blaise Pascal, Pensest believe in God, the Bible says that this person has suppressed
the truththey have denied that which
- 32 -b.Sovereign power
God is ableRomans 8:28; Eph.
3:20; Revelation 1:8) This power guarantees and assures our salvation
(Romans 1:16; 8:35-39; 1 Peter 1:17-21; 1 John 5:13).
God is supreme though he allows human freedom
Gods sovereignty is a great comfortbeliever.eventual good (Genesis 18:14; Psalm 102:25-27; Isaiah 42:5; Jeremiah 32:17, 27; Luke 1:37; Acts 17:24; Romans 8:28; Hebrews 12:1-17; 1 John 2:15-17).
God has purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself God has foreknown, predestined, and elected all who are saved.(Romans 8:28-30; 1 Corinthians 2:7; Ephesians 1:11; Ephesians 3:10-11; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 1:2; 1 Peter 1:20; Revelation 13:8)
The object(Exodus 7:16; Jeremiah 31:33)
and newly create all things through Jesus Christ.
& objectGod.(Isa.43:7; Jer.13:11; Col.1:19-23; Rev.