"...Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise, His greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another, they will tell of your mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness." (Psalms 147: 3-7)
The Almighty God, Our Heavenly Father, Jehovah, Creator, Yahweh, Yeshua, Rock of Ages, Sovereign Lord, I AM, Jesus Christ, Redeemer, Savior, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
These are all names that describe the title for the Jewish-Christian God of the Holy Bible. In the Middle East He was referred to as ‘Khoudah’ long before the name ‘Allah’ was chosen by Mohammed in the 7th century. The Jews express reverence for His name without vowels, YHWH or G-d. In Jamaica He is name is ‘Jah’. The native American Indian has addressed Him as ‘The Great Spirit.’
Joshua, the successor of Moses who assisted the children of Israel into the Promised Land is a derivative of the same name ‘Yeshua’ meaning: "the Lord will save His people."
However we choose to acknowledge the Supreme Being of the universe, He alone represents the most Divine of attributes or, His "holy nature."
We -mankind - should take a moment to reflect on what has been written about the true nature of God. He should and can be understood by everyone. God has never changed. He alone is more constant than all human life, nature, or known laws that govern all physics. If we were to compare God to one of the four forces in the known universe, the one that reflects some of the features of God closest would be, gravity. God and gravity have some things in common.
They are both everywhere at one time. There is no place in the known universe that they do not exist. And both are invisible, for the most part. Fortunately God is a little more personal. Could you imagine a world without gravity? The biggest parallel that gravity and God have is the mystery that enshrines them. Scientist still do not know what makes gravity…gravity! It is the least complicated of the four known forces in the universe, and yet they still don’t know why it works or how it exists. The other three forces are: 1) Strong nuclear force, 2) Weak nuclear force, and 3) Electro-magnetic. As it is with gravity, the more we study and learn about God, sometimes the more we don’t understand.
Scientist will do everything possible to understand and learn a behavior. They will stop at no expense to understand everything from the physics of the universe--to the mysteries of stem cell tissues and DNA. It is as if they have a built-in mechanism to probe farther and go deeper to understand all of life’s hidden mysteries.
It is safe to assume that researchers are unrelenting in their pursuit to understand the most unique types of sciences, to the most absurd. How much more should the awesome revelation of God’s nature and unique attributes be studied and fully comprehended. Especially, if there is so much riding on the outcome understanding and believing in a personal God?
When an architect designs a magnificent building, the most significant aspect of his structure will, without a doubt, be the integrity of its foundation. If the foundation is cracked, to soft, unleveled or is not sustained by the right types of soil, the whole success of the structure will be at risk. If the soil analysis was incomplete, or water tables weren’t observed, if other unforeseen preparations were not considered--then the building would tragically be subject to failure.
The same is true when we begin to build our faith upon any deity. How can we be sure we have the right God when we live in such an age of many gods, many faiths, rituals and belief systems. Certainly in the Garden of Eden, God didn’t desire or want to confuse His creation as to "Who" he was. It’s not like "Truth or Consequences" "…will the real God please stand up…!" Our, all wise and all-powerful God could hardly be capable of having an identity crisis. It would be absurd to even assume that the ‘designer of the universe’ could even for one minute be confused about His identity, or how He would choose to reveal Himself to man. In-fact the word "whoops" can’t even exist in His vocabulary, let alone the idea of Him being vague about His triune nature, or the complete revelation that He accurately recorded for man.
In this article we hope to stress the importance of knowing the truth about the nature of the living God, in His entirety. In understanding His revealed and total character, we can be certain that everything we study now will one day be fully understood, face-to-face with God. It can only assist us as we look forward with anticipation to all present and future events regarding His divine will and His divine nature.
Most important is the significance in building life upon the complete and revealed truth of God. There can be no other single most important discipline in anchoring our soul than to secure an absolute and firm foundation in building towards our eternal home with God.
Whether it is for the sake of an individual or for the sake of a nation. Our commitment to the revealed knowledge of God stands alone. It is without a doubt the single most significant and most important of all the world’s knowledge. We as individuals have a right to know just who we will stand before one day, and what He would require of us.
We know that God sees all people equally. Unfortunately man has separated the world into two cultures, eastern and western. How does the diversity of these two cultures play out regarding matters of faith and creation? Does it really make any difference what God we place our faith in as long as we don’t hurt our fellow man? Does a person belief’s really make that much difference, as long as they are not killing each other for selfish gain?
Be they Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian or Jew, are not all people eventually going to make it into paradise? What happens to people who don’t have the luxury of the revealed truth regarding God, but are still deeply reverent and committed in their interpretation of events, history, and religion? How will God hear their cause and unique circumstances regarding their upbringing, faith and beliefs? These are justified questions that face all humanity around the world.
At MorningStar Graphics and Creation Ministries we believe: "The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament reveals His handiwork." (Psalm 19:1)
We along with thousands of scientists believe the universe bears God’s powerful and unmistakable signature. That signature reflects the complete integration of science and theology into every endeavor, which gives structure and purpose to our mental, physical and spiritual aspirations.
All of us must answer the big questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? What is my purpose in this life? What happens after I die? Only God can give us the satisfying answers to these and other big questions.
Questions about God answered by Billy Graham.
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