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S3 2.19 "God"
Transcript of S3 2.19 "God"
The Study of God Transcendant from Latin: "to climb over, go beyond BEING KNOWLEDGE The only source of man's knowledge of God is God's self-revelation.
John Piper (God) who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
1 Timothy 6:16 Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
Romans 11:33,34 Creation and Providence Unless we know God as the Creator of all things, we do not know the true God!
Joseph Phole 3 Principle Creation Ideas 1. From Nothing (ex nihilo)
2. Free act
3. Both Visible & Invisible Through Him all things were made. Without Him, nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:3 Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.
Psalm 115:3 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
Genesis 2:1 Why Create? 1. God created for HIS glory
2. God created to show HIS goodness Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
Isaiah 43:6-7 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment
1 Timothy 6:17 from Latin "providentia"
meaning 'to see ahead and
thus make plans for what
is anticipated." Not just....
in nature only
in history only
in big matters
good luck 2 Types of Providence
Special God peserves the the universe and keeps it in existence through "laws of nature" He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17 When God intervenes to produce a variation which wouldn't have happened otherwise, yet doesn't violate "natural laws" General Providence Means
God keeps creation in existence
God is in total control of nature 2 Catergories
Attributes Uniquely His
Attributes He Shares Eternal Unchanging All-Powerful Omni-Present Self-Existent Goodness Gracious Loving Merciful Just Shares Only Him these draw us to reverence and worship these are what we
are called to imitate From the Greek word, Theos, which means God