The Nature of God as observed in the Bible
(© Jeffrey S. Bowman, all rights reserved, use by permission only)
Exists in an ENDLESS
duration of time. Ps. 102:24-28
Time is the duration
or succession of one thought or action or event after another.
It is the property of existence Ė Godís.
Our problem with time
is that we are physically limited and mortal.
Time has always
existed and it always will exist because God always will exist.
present God in time as: walking; talking; and dealing with man from one
generation to another. He
performs definite acts at definite times.
He rests; observes; thinks and is reasoned with.
He remembers; is grieved; jealous; is provoked to anger; forgives and
comforts; delights and rejoices; listens to mans prayers; repents; changes His
plans; and makes new decisions.
God cannot abandon
TIME anymore than he can abandon Himself, self-destruct, or commit suicide!
He can do all things
possible. Omnipotence does not
imply the power to do the non-doable.
He cannot violate His
holy character, His essence is unchangeable - Mal. 3:6
He cannot sin - James
He cannot lie - Heb.
He cannot deny
Himself - 2 Tim. 2:13
He cannot do logical
absurdities such as:
Building a rock so
large He cannot pick it up
Make two parallel
Make two mountains
without a valley between them
Yet this does not
imply that He can exist in every place or way:
In a state of sin
In a non-believer the
same as a believer
In Satan, or Hell
Cannot choose to
God is above all His
creation but He is not out of it.
He knows all things
This does not imply
that He has the power to know the unknowable unless He causes it to
Godís knowledge is
gained by observation or causation.
His knowledge is not
to be confused with prediction.
Passages that are very instructive about God: Gen. 6:5,6; 22:1-14; 1 Kings 21:17-29; 2 Kings 20:1-11; Jer. 18:1-10; 26:12,13; 32:26-35; 42:7-12; Eze. 33:13-15.