Questions tagged [nature-of-god]

The nature of God includes all aspects and characteristics attributed directly to the person of God, possibly including all the omni- aspects (e.g. omniscience), love, hate, persons (e.g. the Trinity) or other attributes.

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Is belief or faith the same as idolatry?

So clearly there are a ton of biblical texts, the most famous being the second commandment against Idols. So given what we know about the nature of our brains today, I have a serious question: Is ...
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Can God be different than what the Bible says? [closed]

The Bible says many attributes of the God, almighty, love, pure and good, etc. Obviously these attributes come from many of his believers and followers, scripted in the Bible from their perspectives. ...
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Is a belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not three persons, but one, Modalism?

If I believe that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are God, but not as three persons but as one, do I believe in Modalism?
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Is Jesus the Father? [closed]

I think that Jesus is the Father himself. The Father became man and as man he renounced his divinity, therefore there are Bible passages where it seems that Jesus is not God. And that is why I don't ...
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What does in the “Form of God” mean? [migrated]

This attitude be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not regard being equal to God as robbery, but made himself nothing and took the form of a servant, by ...
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How many persons did create the world? [closed]

In Genesis 1 it says "Let us.." So how many persons have to be it at least? At least two or at least three?
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Can one pray for something “bad” to happen to yourself?

Short version: In the context of Christianity and in particular the New Testament, is it possible to pray for something that one perceives as "bad" for oneself, and receive it? Long version: The New ...
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Is penal substitution consistent with divine simplicity?

How do Protestants explain penal substitution being consistent and compatible with divine simplicity given the following discussion? For most of Church history, most Christians have believed that in ...
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Is voluntary passibility consistent with an essentially impassible God?

The majority of Christian theologians have held that God is 'impassible' where impassibility means God's inability to be changed/affected by creatures, particularly in reference to his emotional life. ...
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Why do many Christians talk about “believing in Jesus” rather than “believing in God”?

What does it mean to "believe in Jesus"? Wasn't he just a temporary physical representation of God who visited Earth long ago, and might come again, but isn't currently here? Why isn't the message to ...
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Why are there so many interpretations with the Bible?

I would like to ask, WHY must there be so many interpretations of scripture? there are so many interpretations of certain verses, denominations and such, and this can be confusing for people (...
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Is it Biblical for a Christian to say that God is a tyrant?

I’m new here and I would to ask something, even though some of may not like this question, I would like to here answers from only Christians. Atheist and such might come to this post and probably ...
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When did the demon announce they were afraid of God? [closed]

Obviously, God is the all powerful. Now of course, Demons are proud creatures, that I doubt they will be announcing they are afraid of God. They will even be waging war with God as stated in the ...
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What is meant by Living God? Why is Lord Jesus the True Living God?

I would like to know what is meant by Living God? Are there non-living Gods also? I don’t think so. I partially understand that Living means who is alive. But I don’t know the true meaning. Someone ...
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Is there Biblical justification for asserting that Satan directly causes natural evil? [closed]

Believers tend to assert about how God is completely sovereign over everything, including earthquakes, diseases, floods etc. These events are what people would consider natural evil, in contrast to ...
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In what ways do human beings reflect God? [closed]

As far I can tell, being made in the image of God refers to how human beings reflect God's nature since an image, according to Google definition, is "a representation of the external form of a person ...
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If “God” is a Trinity, where in the Bible does the word “God” refer to the Trinity? [duplicate]

There may be places where the word is ambiguous. What I am looking for is one example that must be all three.
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What is the general interpretation of God creating the humans “in his image”? [closed]

I'm not sure I understand what this means, neither in English nor my native language. "In his image", as I interpret it, means that God intends to create an entity identical in looks and powers to ...
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Was God discovered or did He reveal Himself?

If He was revealed, why did He wait so long to reveal Himself? Humans have been around for 100,000+ years.
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How did people know that their visions of God were not false before the Bible was as a book compiled?

I looked at many Christian apologist websites, like GotQuestions, which states that anybody who claims to see God can have their claims evaluated by Scripture. So far so good, but how would people ...
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Contradiction between God's mercy being greater than ours and Jesus' harsh words about who will end up in hell

We believe that God is supremely good and merciful, far more than we are. At the same time, I see in myself that I would not condemn anyone to hell, even villains like Hitler and Stalin. Perhaps I’d ...
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If God is beyond our comprehension how can we comprehend what he wants?

According to many christian practitioners one of their most famous answers to a lot of questions in that "God is above our understanding" or another similar answer. If this is true then how can we ...
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Is God unknowable? [closed]

If a person known the essences of God, did not he make a picture for God within him ? But if he cannot know essences of God, how can he to believe in eternal Love and Wisdom of God ? The Job 36:26 ...
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Why did Jesus said she is come to anoint my body to the burying?

What is the significant of Burying . In Hebrew tradition anoint of oil will be done to dead person in their grave.
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Does God need food and water to stay alive?

Peace be with you! Does God need food and water to stay alive? Did Jesus Christ need food and water to stay alive? Was Jesus Christ the God when he needed food and water to stay alive?
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Did God want Satan to tempt Jesus as a means of showing the spiritual realm that Jesus's love for and loyalty to God was undeniable?

Matthew 4:1 "Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil." I am wondering if God wanted Jesus to be tempted by Satan as a means of showing Satan and the demons, ...
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Bible changed? Example from Arminianism vs Calvinism

From my understanding and through examples in history and my life as well, God allows good and bad things to happen. Although I would always be curious as to why certain things happen, especially when ...
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How did Arius interpret Colossians 2:9?

Colossians 2:9 HCSB For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ, NASB: For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, How did Arius interpret Colossians ...
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How do Trinitarians explain John 17:3?

Unitarians use John 17:3 to affirm their faith that the Father alone is the only true God. They would say that this is the strongest evidence that there is only one person who is true God. Thus, the ...
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Transcendence of God in the New Testament

In traditional Christian teaching where the Bible is assumed to be true and consistent (for example, perhaps: Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, or traditional Protestant circles), is God's ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why should we pray if God has already decided the best future for all of us?

According to Roman Catholic Church, if God knows everything, including the future (which he does, if he's omniscient) Refer : What is the biblical evidence for God's omnipotence and ...
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Did the apostles teach ideas about God the Father that were contrary to the teachings of first century Judaism?

Early Christianity surely inherited theology from Judaism. In particular, at least some of God's characteristics as taught by Judaism. After all, Jesus and the apostles were Jews. Did they ever ...
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In the belief of the Pentecostals, is God moral, immoral or amoral?

I've been studying on the nature of God and His character. While reading the New Testament I noticed that God operated in a different way in terms of His behavior. In the Old Testament, God had ...
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Why does God not love Satan if He tell us to love our enemies to be as His Children (Luke 6:35-36)? [closed]

If we have to be forgiving and love our enemies to follow The Nature of God The Father and be as His Children, then why doesn't He love His own enemy, Satan? Matthew 5:44-45 King James Version (KJV) ...
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What's the biblical basis to say that God is the only righteous being in the universe?

I'm aware of several verses saying that God is righteous, but what's the biblical basis to say that God is or is not the only righteous entity in the universe.
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses worship Two Gods?

It is well known that Jehovah's Witnesses exalt Jehovah as the only God. This is (correctly) supported by texts such as Deut 4:35, Isa 44:6, 45:5, 6 that declare Jehovah as the ONLY God; or besides ...
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Does the Bible ever refer to Jesus Christ as “God”? [duplicate]

I believe Jesus Christ is God and that He is also called God in the Bible. Hebrews 1:8 is always my first choice as the proof of this. Heb. 1:8 says, "But unto the Son He saith, 'Thy throne, O ...
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What word describes the heresy of “Jesus is the Son of Himself”?

Preface This question is the result of a personal thought experiment and is for curiosity sake. I do not profess nor believe the following statement. Background Those who believe in the ...
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Do Catholics eat the substance of the Father during “communion”?

The reason I am raising this question is not so much to understand communion as to understand: "one substance with the Father" (since that seems at odds with Hebrews 1:1-3 to me) "consubstantiation" "...
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How it is possible to be one God in three persons (Jesus, Holy Ghost, and God the Father)?

1)”Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Deuteronomy 6:4 2)And the Word( Jesus) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the ...
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Theology of self-realisation of God?

According to Maslow, the self-realisation is the ultimate happiness of the Man. Man is created according to the God's image. Does God have self-realisation activities? Especially I am interested in ...
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Is God really Merciful according to the Bible?

1st Samuel 15, Saul disobeys God but the Bible says that God is Merciful also He commanded that "Thou shall not kill". Why did He ask Saul to kill all the Amalekite people without sparing their ...
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Does the Chalcedonian Definition mean Christ has two minds?

In the seventh century two Christological doctrines were determined to be un-orthodox and in contradiction to the Chalcedonian Definition: that Christ has one "energy", and then that Christ has one ...
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God created the world, who created God? [duplicate]

As we know God created the world in 7 days but who created God, who or what existed before God? Is there an answer in the Bible or somewhere else?
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Power, Authority and Sovereignty in the Character of God

It is held that God is All Powerful and has Supreme Authority over His creation and is Sovereign. I have long pondered on the relation of these three aspects of His Nature, and wonder: are any of ...
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How is the trinity all God but also distinct? [duplicate]

In an answer to If Jesus is God the Father, did God the father die on the cross when Jesus died? it is pointed out that: to summarize the Trinity: The Father is God The Son is God The ...
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Why is God considered by many to be a male?

I am not a Christian, but I believe in many of the biblical stories and the message that they provide for the world to be a better place. I think the Bible could be more accepted and it’s strong ...
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The Omnibenevolence of God

Does the Bible contain an unambiguous statement that God is All-Good? (Note: I am not questioning whether God is All-Good or not, nor how we can indirectly infer God is All-God. I am not asking ...
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What is the source of this quote from St. Augustine?

In a sermon many years ago a priest (now dead) quoted a phrase from St Augustine : God was drawn down from heaven by the weight of his love. I realise that this is a translation from Latin & ...
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What is the Ontological Difference between the Catholic and the Orthodox View of God?

The Orthodox YouTuber Jay Dyer has peaked my interest by asserting that the Catholic view of God's essence as absolutely simple is heretical. And that the Catholic view of God's essence in relation to ...

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