The Justice of God

The justice of God is an essential corrective to a sentimental notion of divine love. The God who loves us is a God too holy to behold sin, and who will not overlook iniquity. How then can he so freely pardon sin? This is where the attribute of justice comes in: He punishes sin to the full … Continue reading The Justice of God

The Power of God

Infinite. Limitless. Boundless. These words describe the extent of God's power as revealed in the Bible. Power is the ability or authority to do something. It is also used to mean the control and influence exercised over others. We display power in our daily lives. When we take a stroll outside, when we wash our clothes … Continue reading The Power of God

The Wisdom of God

What is wisdom? In a quotation attributed to him, C.H. Spurgeon described wisdom as the right (or judicious) application of knowledge. Wisdom is that ability to apply knowledge in a purposeful manner. We are wise or act wisely when we make judgments or decisions that are based on knowledge and that reflect prudence and good … Continue reading The Wisdom of God

The Nature of God: Immutability

The eternity of God implies that He endures forever; he is outside the realm of time. His unchanging character (immutability)  indicates that he remains the same always. God exists forever (eternity); He is the same forever (immutability). He was holy, powerful, and wise five thousand years ago. He remains the same today. And his promises … Continue reading The Nature of God: Immutability

The Nature of God: God is Spirit

"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23,24 God is Spirit. What does this mean? It implies that God is immaterial. … Continue reading The Nature of God: God is Spirit

The Attributes of God

*God reveals Himself not only in His names, but also in His attributes, that is, in the perfections of the divine Being. It is customary to distinguish between incommunicable and communicable attributes. Of the former there are no traces in the creature; of the latter there are. 1. The Incommunicable Attributes. These emphasize the absolute … Continue reading The Attributes of God