The Divine Attributes

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;

and in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; descended to the dead; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father almighty; from where he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the dead and in everlasting life.

Amen

 

  1. Are there more Gods than one?

There is only one true and living God, who exists in three Persons; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; and these three are one God, equally sharing the same being, attributes and glory.    

(Deuteronomy 6:4, 1 Peter 1:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 John 5:7)

 

  1. When did God begin to exist?

God has no beginning and no end, He is self-existent and eternal.

(Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:10, 1 Timothy 1:17)

 

  1. What are God’s limitations?

God is infinite in all His attributes; He is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.   

(Matthew 19:26, Hebrews 4:13, Psalm 139:7-8)

 

  1. Is there anything God cannot do?

There is only one thing God cannot do; God cannot do evil.

(James 1:13, Hebrews 6:18)

 

  1. Do God’s attributes ever contradict one another?

God is perfect, His attributes function in absolute harmony without competition.

(Psalm 85:10, Psalm 18:30)

 

  1. Does God change?

God does not change, He is immutable in His perfection.

(Malachi 3:6, James 1:17)

 

  1. Is God good?

God is good in all His attributes; He is holy, just, merciful, wise, wrathful, gracious, faithful, compassionate and loving.

(Nahum 1:2-3, Psalm 103:8-14, Exodus 34:5-7)

 

  1. Over what does God reign?

God is sovereign over all things, there is nothing outside of His control.

(Psalm 103:19, Psalm 135:6)

 

  1. If everything is under God’s control, does that mean that God determined all things, including sin?

God predetermined all things that take place; He determined what He would do & what He would allow free creatures to do.

(Acts 2:23, Genesis 50:20)

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