Monday, October 10, 2005

God is:

There is so much going on in my life right now. I don't know why I can't collect my thoughts into a coherent train of thought.

Next weeks lesson is on God the Father. Baisically, what I've learned so far is that God the Father is too big of a topic. Oh well. What I really find captivating is his holiness, perhaps because this distinguishing characteristic can be experienced by anyone. What I really mean is that everyone understands what it is not to be holy. Maybe the handout should contain a list of "all" of God's attributes with common sense definitions. That would be pretty cool. But, I don't want to overwhelm people... Or do I? Why shouldn't I overwhelm people? That is exactly what God does when you begin to experience Him. I don't want to be confusing, but why shouldn't I go full-out? I think I will.

God is:
Immutable - God is the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow
Holy - God is totally sinless and, therefore, somehow separate from us
Omnipotent - God can do anything that is logically possible
Omnipresent - While God is separate from the things he made, he is present everywhere
Eternal - It is not that God lives for a really long time, it is more like He exists outside of time. Whoa...
Just - with God the punishment always fits the crime
Merciful - God relents from punishing us out of his kindness
Kind - God does things for our benefit, just because that's who He is
Loving - God loves all of his creations
Good - The easiest way to define this is to say that God is not bad, or arbitrarily mean

1 comment:

whoiam said...

WHOA!!! God the father.....that is a hard thing for me to connect with....found out through counseling that sometimes we can view "God the Father" depending on how our earthly fathers "handled" us.....kind of surreal, but true....I always viewed God as "the punisher"...always on the look out for the bad things I had done or was about to do...."God the Father" was always absent....he knew what I was doing, but was not accessible....kind of a sobering thought....

of course my view has been completely flipped on it's rear, but I always keep how I used to view God in the back of my mind, so as to not present that view of God to my children....

not easy!!!!! damn the sins of the earthly father!!!