Sayings around God
God Does Exist
"… anyone who comes to him [God] must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him" (Heb. 11:6). A tall order for the atheist admittedly - but the Bible gives us plenty of convincing evidence that God does indeed exist. In addition to this "intellectual" evidence, is "experiential" evidence - believers can see God at work in their own lives.
There Is Only One God:
Deuteronomy 6:4,5 states: "The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength". So the LORD's unity is strongly linked with His being our God, the sole Lord and unrivalled Master of His people. It was the unity of God, and the imperative from it to love Him with all the heart, which was programmatic for the Jews' daily living. This is why it was Jewish practice to recite these words several times a day, and also on their deathbed.
"The name Jehovah means the self existent, or eternal one." (Dr. James Strong)
The title, Jehovah, is used in the Old Testament and is applied only to the Creator, never to other gods whether good or evil. He is the one true God, the Creator of the universe, and the one in whom we "live and move and exist."-Acts 17:28, Diaglott
God is a Real, Personal Being
"An 'impersonal God'- well and good. A subjective God of beauty, truth and goodness, inside our own heads - better still.
A formless life-force surging through us, a vast power which we can tap - best of all. But God Himself, alive, pulling at the other end of the cord, perhaps approaching at an infinite speed, the hunter, king, husband - that is quite another matter.
There comes a moment when the children who have been playing at burglars hush suddenly: was that a real footstep in the hall? There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him?" (C.S. Lewis, Miracles ). But the personal reality of God is startling and gripping and eternally
God is a real, physical being, as the following points prove:
- It is a fundamental tenet of Christianity that Jesus is the Son of God. If God is not a real being, then it is impossible for
Him to have a Son who was the "image of His person" (Heb. 1:3).
- Further, it becomes difficult to develop a personal, living relationship with 'God', if 'God' is just a concept in our mind.
It is tragic that the majority of religions have this unreal, intangible conception of God.
- As God is so infinitely greater than we are, it is understandable that many peoples' faith has balked at the clear
promises that ultimately we will see Him: "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Mt. 5:8).
- Jesus tells us that we should not swear, because "he who swears by heaven swears by God's throne and by the one
who sits on it" (Mt. 23:22). To "sit" one must be a physical being.
"God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness" (Gen. 1:26). Thus man is made in the image and likeness of
God, as manifested through the angels. Our creation in the image of God surely means that we can infer something
about the real object, of which we are but an image. Thus God, whom we reflect, is not something nebulous of which we
- The faithful are promised that they will inherit God's nature (2 Pet. 1:4).
- We will be given a body like that of Jesus (Phil. 3:21), and we know that he will have a physical body in the Kingdom.
- The doctrine of the personality of God is, therefore, related to the Gospel of the Kingdom. There can be no sensible
concept of worship, religion or personal relationship with God therefore until it is appreciated that God is a real being and
that we are made in His image. We need to develop His mental likeness now, so that we may be made fully like Him in
the Kingdom of God.
Bringing life into harmony with God.
Only as man brings his life into harmony with God does that life have balance and meaning. Then man finds that he is not simply a mass of dancing dirt, coming from nowhere and going nowhere.
As he that fears God fears nothing else, so, he that sees God sees everything else.
If we spend sixteen hours a day dealing with tangible things and only five minutes a day dealing with God, is it any wonder that tangible things are two hundred times more real to us than God?
I once thought that "fast miracles" were God's most effective means of overcoming trials. But over a 3-year period, God used His Word to change my thinking. I discovered that divine interventions are only part of God's powerful ministry to His people. His slower, unfolding miracles are equally supernatural and often result in more lasting fruit.
One of the most wonderful things about knowing God is that there's always so much more to know, so much more to discover. Just when we least expect it, He intrudes into our neat and tidy notions about who He is and how He works.
Joni Eareckson Tada
...God is here. Wherever we are, God is here. There is no place, there can be no place, where He is not.
A. W. Tozer
You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them.
Faith in God...life can never take you by surprise again.
Dr. James Dobson
God enters by a private door into every individual.
The soul of one who loves God always swims in joy, always keeps holiday, and is always in the mood for singing.
St. John of the Cross
God chooses to reveal His power through the unlikely, the illogical, the impossible. Through the weakest of people, His strength is shown. Through the most impossible of circumstances, His power is revealed.
Trust God for great things; with your five loaves and two fishes, he will show you a way to feed thousands.
The Bible is quite clear that God is NOT Jesus, and Jesus is NOT God! (Deut 6:4; John 17:3; I Cor 8:6; 1 Tim 2:5) The difference is VERY important to our FAITH in the life and death of Jesus as a REAL man, provided by God to show other men THE WAY to overcome sin and reach the achievable goal of the holiness and purity of heart, to which we are called to prepare us for eternity! (1 John 5:1-3)
"'I am the LORD your God'"
He is our God, and we are His people. In that relationship we are to serve and honor Him.