Now imagine trying to describe it to Julius Caesar or Shaka Zulu!
Why Is This Difficult?• Why would it be so difficult to describe a computer to Caesar or Shaka? The computer is from another world. You would have to draw on things in their world, but they would get an imperfect idea of what a computer is.• God must have similar challenges in trying to reveal himself to us!
God’s AttributesWe can know God truly but not completely. Godis from another realm, another reality, anotherworld. Our best shot at describing what he is likeis to describe some of his attributes. We shallfocus on the attributes of his greatness in thisstudy.
Lesson Outline1. God is Spirit2. God is a Person3. God is Immutable4. God is Eternal5. God is Omnipresent6. God is Omniscient7. God is Omnipotent
God is a PersonDefinition • God’s personality means that he all the attributes a person has (although he does not have a body).
God is a PersonA. God is not an inanimate idol or an impersonal force 1. He is not an idol 2. He is not a force
God is a PersonB. Five qualities of a person: 1. The ability to think abstractly 2. The ability feel emotionally 3. The ability choose freely 4. The ability speak relationally 5. The ability act morally
God is OmnipresentDefinition • God’s omnipresence means that he is infinite in relation to space. • The word omnipresent means everywhere present.
Psalm 139:7-10Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can Iflee from Your presence? If I ascend intoheaven, You are there; If I make my bed inhell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings ofthe morning and dwell in the uttermost parts ofthe sea, even there Your hand shall lead me andYour right hand shall hold me.
God is OmnipresentA. God does not fill spaces 1. He is not infinitely large 2. He is not a gaseous mass 3. He is not an energy field
God is OmnipresentB. God is present personally, not physically 1. He is always accessible 2. He is always attentive
God is OmnipresentC. God can manifest his presence 1. General presence: beyond our perception 2. Manifest presence: revealed to our senses
Conclusion• Spirit: real, but has no physical properties• Person: all the attributes a person has• Immutable: infinite in relation to perfection• Eternal: infinite in relation to time• Omnipresent: infinite in relation to space• Omniscient: infinite in relation to knowledge• Omnipotent: infinite in relation to power