What are the claimed properties of God that define Christianity, and what is the basis or reason for each attribution?
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This is a pretty broad question, and you have to understand that there are varying views within Christianity. There's no one, single understanding, but here is a fairly comprehensive list. Assume in this list that it applies to most groups within Christianity unless otherwise noted. I'm going to ignore such groups a s "Christian Atheists" (Who would answer with one attribute: "Imaginary".) or "Christian witches" and focus on more mainstream commonly accepted Christian circles.
Also, in the interest of brevity, I'm going to NOT directly include "what is the basis" for each. Instead, I'm linking on each to an article that explores each attribute in further detail. The basis for each attribute is, ultimately, Scripture. Most of the articles linked to offer several verses supporting each attribute.
In addition to omnipotence and omniscience the Bible lists a few characteristics of the "Spirit," which is God.
Now, though these qualities were listed with people in mind, they come from God, therefore, we can conclude that God holds these characteristics as well.
The word of God is the first reference for All questions. (the bible) Gods word is the root of the vine which bears his fruit. Afterwards comes the harvest which is when he will separate the light from the darkness. (the wheat and the tares, Matthew 13:24-30)
Gods attributes are found throughout all scripture from the beginning of the bible (genesis) to the end (revelations).
In corinthians we find that God is love, however Jesus says the greatest commandment is to love you neighbor. (Mark 12:31)
If you want to embrace God and find his true heart, become rooted in the scripture (his word, the bible).
If you seek you will find, but you must (should) initiate the first step, i promise he will be faithful to answer those who genuinely seek him
search this (Matthew 7:24-27)