The Doctrine of God

Christians recognize and accept one True and Holy God! Knowledge of God is gained by studying daily his revelation, his Word, with Prayer and experiencing him personally as stated in John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (KJV)

Through the above steps we have gained knowledge that God exists and has chosen to communicate with his creation by scripture and maintaining a relationship with those that Love (keep his laws) and seek him (daily read & study his Word).

We believe that Scripture is divinely inspired and holds true revelation. Therefore, all claims about God within the Holy Bible are true. The Holy Bible affirms the existence and nature of God, and reinforces that God of the Scriptures exists.

The Holy Bible also states that God revealed himself through His son Jesus Christ 1 John 5:20 “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” (KJV)

Also, we experience him in our worship, in our obedience, in our witnessing, in our gifts, etc. God is a personal God, yet not human but, with “personality”. Also, like man, God has intellect, emotions and Will. We are created in the “image of God” (Gen.1:26, 27 – 9:6). As you read through the books of the bible, scripture describes God with personal terms (for example, father, shepherd, etc.) and establishes his capacity for personal and close relationships with his creation.

God calls his creation to follow in “His moral attributes”. As His people, we are to love one another. we are to act with grace and mercy toward all his creation. He calls us to holiness–and we should separate ourselves apart from this world’s standards – to God’s standard!

Below are the names of “God” which also accentuate who He is and what He does:

A. Elohim – This word/name stresses His power, rulership and majesty (Gen.1:1; Is.54:5).

B. El-Shaddai – “God on the mountain” – strength, control and therefore comfort (Gen.17:3; Ps.91:1, 2)

C. Adonai – This word/name stresses that He is Lord, Master (Josh.5:14).

D. Jehovah – “I am” – This word/name stresses His changeless self-existence (Ex.3:12).

Pastor Stephen R. Hill

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