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Who is God?

is the study of God and the relationship between God and the universe;the study of religious doctrines and matters of divinity. Theology comes from two Greek words: theos meaning "God" and logos meaning "discourse or reason," therefore discourse or reasoning about God.  The study of God is of very great importance since God is man's highest good and the source of like and sustenance. Studying God's Word, we find God is:
God is the Infinite One.  In one sense God is incomprehensible for how can finite beings comprehend the Infinite, Limitless God?  In the book of Job, Zophar asks, "Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfections?"  Job 11:7  (also in Is.40:18, 25 & Ps.36:6) In the New Testament we fine this echoed in Rom.11:33.  We find we cannot comprehend the fullness of God's Nature, nor can we know completely all His plans and designs.
However, the scriptures affirms that God is knowable by man. "God who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son... who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of His person..."" Heb.1:1-3 , John 1:18  While man, unaided, can-not come to know the Infinite God, it is clear that God has revealed Himself and that He can be known to the extent of His self-revelation.  
In fact, it is essential for man to know God in order to experience Redemption and to have eternal life: "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent."  John 17:3.
The Existence of God 
The Bible itself does not argue for God's existence, but assumes His existence as an accepted fact:  "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." Gen. 1:1  The Psalmists states, "The fools hath said in this heart, 'there is no God.'" Ps. 14:1  The theologians, Barth and Kerkegaard, reject all general and natural theology and claim that God can only be known as an act of faith.  But the word itself tells us that "The heavens delcare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork." Ps.19:1  In Rom.1:19-21, Paul tells us that even those without scriptural revelation are without excuse for unbelief because God and the eternal Godhead is clearly manifested to them by the visible creation of the world. 
The following are arguments for the God's existence.  They are not however, a substitute for the scriptural revelation of God, nor can they lead to saving faith.  Only the Holy Spirit will supply true faith in God.
1  The arguement from reason
The first phase of the argument from reason is that of "cause and effect."  All around us there are effects such as matter and motion.  For their explanation there are three alternatives. 1. they exist eternally, 2 .they emerged from nothing, or 3. they were caused. First, it is not likely that the universe has existed eternally, for all evidence points to a universe that is running down.  According to the second law of thermodynamics, the sun and the stars are losing energy by a measurable rate; if they had existed from eternity they already would have been depleted.  Radioactive materials are losing their radiation.  Spectrographic studies of the stars show that all bodies are traveling outward from the center, indication a beginning.  Second, that matter and motion emerged from nothing is a contradiction; "from nothing, nothing comes."   Third, the most reasonable explanation is that matter and motion were created at a  point in time.  Most scientists presently date the universe variously, between 5 and 20 billion years old.  Some posit a series of emergencies or an impersonal creator, but considering the existence of intelligences, and the great complexity of creation, it is most likely that the universe is the work of an Intelligent Creator as set forth in the Bible.  It is not likely that a fountain will rise higher than its source, or that rational beings will arise from an irrational source.
Another phrase of the argument from reason is that man has an innate knowledge of God.  This is evidenced by universal belief in a supreme being of some kind.  A tribe can hardly be found without a faith in a higher being or force.  "Man is incurably religious."  This does not mean that all men have full-formed belief in God but does seem to indicate that belief and the propensity to worship a deity are natural to Man.  Even the atheist who denies God's existence demonstrates that he is confronted with the idea of God, and must in some way actively put away the concept.
2.  The argument from nature
For almost everything in nature, we find a designed purpose.  The universe everywhere displays precise and orderly movement. All things seem to be part of the balance of nature.  The earth is tilted on its axis in relation to the sun, and provides the seasons and the best distribution of light and heat during the year.  The earth is at an ideal distance from the sun to avoid searing heat and freezing cold.  The chemical composition of the atmosphere is at an ideal balance for animal and vegetable life.  The ratio of land and water on the earth's surface gives proper rainfall and humidity.  Wend and sea currents provide air conditioning and warm coastlines. Blessings like musical sound for the ears and beauty of color show a design not needed for mere utility, and speak of a Creator who designed ears and eyes as receptors. Now, can intelligent beings believe that an impersonal force or process brought this marvelous universe into being?  There are so many planned cycles of our universe.....the water cycle alone, with water changing characteristics bespeaks of a creative efficient Creator. 


Water baptism is an act of obedience that follows conversion to portray symbolically the washing away of our sins. Water baptism calls for immersion instead of sprinkling. Many groups that have only sprinkled in times past are now seeing that the Scriptural method is total immersion in water. In fact, the Greek word "baptism" means to immerse, submerse and emerge.

The baptism itself does not bring salvation; salvation inspires the water baptism. It should be the first thing we do after we are "born again." Those who have received Jesus in their hearts should desire to follow Him in this ordinance. Jesus Himself came to John the Baptist to receive His water baptism because He was to take the sins of the world at His death. These sins would be washed away by God for those who put their trust in Him. "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water" (John 1:29-31).

Anyone who receives water baptism must realize what it means to receive it; therefore, infant baptism is not Scriptural. One must repent and be saved to be baptized. Water baptism portrays the burial of the old man and his works of death and the raising out of the water into the new life in Christ. An infant cannot repent. However, parents can dedicate their babies to the Lord, as there are many accounts of this throughout the Bible. Hannah prayed a beautiful prayer when she dedicated her son Samuel to the Lord, "For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the Lord" (I Samuel 1:27-28). John's baptism of repentance was to prepare the way for the baptism of the Holy Ghost by Jesus.

"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire" (Matthew 3:11).

In water baptism, we baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in the name of Jesus. This has been a controversial subject in the Body of Christ as some people baptize in "Jesus' name only." However scripture tells us how to baptize in Matthew 28:18-20:

"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many" (1 Corinthians 12: 2-14).

    The baptism into the Body is actually a baptism in the Blood of Christ at the time we are born again. We become a member of the body of Christ. It does not matter what denomination we are a member of, but rather what family we are "born" into. We become sons and daughters of God and are now members of the body of Christ when we repent and accept Him as our Savior. Our water baptism is the portrayal of that happening and a witness to the world that we are saved. If you have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior and have not been water baptized you need to be baptized today to seal your covenant with God.