Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The infinity of God

ChristianPhotos.Net - Free High Resolution Photos for Christian Publications Psalm 32: 6 - 9

By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Jeremiah 32:17

Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Three basic facts about God’s infinity

1. God is omnipotent, or all-powerful. His power is unlimited over creation (Psalm 32: 6 - 9; Jeremiah 32:17), history (Proverbs 21:1 Revelation 17:17) and men’s lives (Job 38:41, 42:2).

2. God is omniscient, or all-knowing.
His knowledge is unlimited (John 21:17 and 1 John 3:20; Hebrews 4:13) over the universe (Psalm 147:4 Hebrews 4:13), the details of life (Matthew 10:30), possible events (1 Sam 23:10-13, Matthew 11:21)

3. God is sovereign. His authority is unlimited over all things (Romans 8:28; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12; Ps 22:28, 103:19), and over human history (Proverbs 21:1 Revelation 17:17).

The omnipotence of God

God created the universe by His word (Psalm 33:6).

Since God is our Creator, He owns us (Psalm 89:11).

The created universe reveals God and leaves men without any excuse for rejecting God. (Romans 1:19-20).

His power shows that there is no god like Him (Deuteronomy 3:24).

His power makes it possible for Him to do what is impossible for men to do (Matthew 19:25 26).

God has displayed His power through acts in history that are recorded in the Bible so everyone can see His power and would fear Him (Joshua 4:23 24).

The powers of heaven (angelic beings) and the peoples of the earth (human beings) are under God's control (Daniel 4:35)

God's power keeps things together (Col 1:16-17).

The knowledge of God

There are no limits to His knowledge (Psalm 147:5).

God completely knows the wicked and the good (Proverbs 15:3).

God knows about all men and everything they do (Psalm 33:13 15).

Since God's knowledge of mankind is complete, we are accountable to Him (Hebrews 4:13).

The sovereignty of God

God’s plan determines history from beginning to end (Isaiah 46:9 11).

The will of God determines all details of history (Ephesians 1:11).

God controls events and circumstances like casting of the lot (Proverbs 16:33), the death of a sparrow (Matthew 10:29), the time and location of a man's existence (Acts 17:26), and tomorrow’s events (James 4:13 15).

God is never dependent on man (Romans 11:33 36).

God does whatever pleases Him (Isaiah 46:9 10 Ps 115:3; Daniel 4:35).

Whatever God does is always right (Romans 9:20).

Further study (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] How can God be sovereign and man be free? Please read Knowledge Of The Holy, and The Pursuit of God, by A.W. Tozer

[2] Resources from Answers in Genesis

Why Does God’s Creation Include Death and Suffering?

Couldn’t God Have Used Evolution?

Could God Really Have Created Everything in Six Days?

Are There Really Different Races?

Did Jesus Say He Created in Six Literal Days?

Hasn’t Evolution Been Proven True?
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