Below are my key beliefs about God, who he is, what he is, and how he is. It’s not comprehensive and no description of God can be, so these things are what I believe to be most important. Please read them, check my Scripture references, and leave me some critical feedback! I hope it’s a beneficial read for you.

Trinity from 'The Matrix'

The character Trinity from ‘The Matrix’

I believe there is one God. (Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Samuel 7:22; John 1:18; Ephesians 4:6)

He is the non-created being. (Job 36:26; Psalm 90:2-4; John 5:26, 17:5; 1 Peter 1:20; Jude 1:25)

He is the greatest being conceivable in all things. (Deuteronomy 3:24, 10:17; 1 Chronicles 16:25; Psalm 77:13, 95:3)

God created everything. If it is, it was created by God. (Genesis 1:1; Job 38:4; Isaiah 40:28; Acts 17:24; 2 Peter 3:5; Revelation 4:11)

God holds everything created in continued existence. If it exists, it is because God makes it so. (Job 34:13-15; Psalm 50:1; Acts 17:25; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Peter 3:7)

God is everywhere. If it is in space and time, God is there. (Job 28:24, 34:22; 41:34; Psalm 139:7; Jeremiah 23:23-24; Revelation 20:11)

God knows all knowledge in and out of time and space. (Job 28:20-23; Isaiah 40:28; Romans 11:33; 1 John 3:20)

God has all power. If anything has strength, authority, or energy, it is God’s. His power and control keep him from sinning or doing evil. (Deuteronomy 10:17; Job 37:23; Psalm 89:8; Hebrews 2:8; James 1:13)

God is both everlasting and eternal, permeating all of time and yet remaining totally unrestricted by it. (Genesis 21:33; 1 Chronicles 16:36; Job 39:1-4; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 40:28)

God is love. Grace, beauty, justice, hope, and all things true and good are perfectly of him in the fullness of his being. (Psalm 16:11, 50:2, 62:5, 109:21; Micah 7:18; Zechariah 9:17; Romans 15:13; Galatians 5:22; 1 Corinthians 13:7; 1 John 4:8)

I believe this one God is the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; Luke 3:22; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:15)

Each of these is a person and each person is fully God. (1 Corinthians 2:11; Matthew 12:32, 28:19; John 5:18)

Each person is totally distinct from the other two as persons, yet they all remain one God. (Matthew 4:1-11; John 10:30; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

The one-ness of the being is different from the three-ness of the persons. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)

The Father is distinct as the sender of the Son and the Spirit. (John 3:34-35, 14:26; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; 1 John 4:10)

The will of the Father-who-sends is the will of the Son and Spirit. (Romans 9:1; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Son is distinct as the eternally begotten of the Father. (Luke 3:22; Acts 13:33; Hebrews 1:5, 5:5)

The Son is willingly submissive to the Father. (Matthew 1:25-27; Luke 10:22; John 5:19, 12:27-28; 15:9-10)

The Spirit is distinct by his role, from the Father and for the Son, among God’s people. (Exodus 35:31; Micah 3:8; Luke 1:67; Acts 2:4; Titus 3:4-6)

The Spirit works to do the Father’s will on earth, drawing people to the Son and the Father. (John 14:26, 15:26; Acts 5:32; 1 Peter 1:2)

I believe God is not responsible for the existence of evil. (Genesis 3:6; Job 34:10-12, 36:23; Psalm 18:30; Proverbs 8:13)

Evil is not a creation of God. It is a void, the nothingness of God’s absence, by definition not created or creatable. (Psalm 18:21; Jeremiah 2:19, 35:15; 1 John 5:18)

God gives a weak freedom to, and sustains, our will and choices- thus allowing culpability to evil, but not for himself, for he is too great. (Psalm 37:23; Proverbs 5:21, 16:9; Amos 5:14; James 1:13)

God is responsible for actualizing and sustaining our will and choice, but we alone are guilty for evil for it is not God who does evil but us by God’s enabling power. We are totally free (and thus responsible) and God is totally in control. (Job 2:10, 34:10-12; Jeremiah 17:10; Amos 5:14; Romans 3:23)

God is grieved by the painful distortions wrought upon all creation by our evil. (Genesis 6:5-8; Isaiah 63:9-10; John 11:32-35; Romans 8:20-23; Ephesians 4:30)

God’s justice demands we receive punishment for abandoning him and ruining his creation. (Job 34:11, 23, 37:23; Isaiah 13:11; Matthew 25:46; 2 Thessalonians 1:9)

I believe God does not abandon us to evil or the justice demand upon us. (Psalm 16:10, 25:7, 65:4, 94:14; John 3:16; Acts 2)

God’s love and grace demonstrated God’s power as he patiently endured our rebellion. (John 3:16; Romans 2:4, 9:22)

God’s ultimate act of grace was to send the Son to be a man and receive our punishment. (John 3:16, 6:29; Acts 10:36; Romans 3:21-26)

Jesus became the means for us to receive God’s forgiveness and mercy. (Acts 2:38; Romans 8:34, 11:30-32; 1 Timothy 2:5)

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