God’s Self-Revelation

So to the Bible let us go.

What has the Bible to tell us about God?

The book of books, a bestseller of all times,tells us a lot about the existence of the universe. It tells us about Whom is behind everything and what His Plan is.

This information is not scanty — it is abundant. It commences in the first page of the Bible and is maintained right through to the last, that is to say, all through the Law, the Psalms and the Prophets of the Old Testament, and then through the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament. But this picture of God is not complicated or confused, for there emerges one outstanding Personality with His own decisive character, closely concerned with the career of the human race and the future of the world. He cannot be relegated to the fringes of human concerns, nor pushed away “somewhere” in the distant heavens, to be conveniently ignored. If men and women do that, the consequences for themselves will be disastrous.

The commonest description in the Bible of the nature of God is “everlasting”. Consider these examples:

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God” (Psalm 90:2).

“Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding” (Isaiah 40:28).

“The LORD is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King … ” (Jeremiah 10:10).

Here is a quality of existence entirely outside our experience. Indeed God indicates so Himself through His prophet:

“The Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit” (Isaiah 31:3).

Here there is an obvious contrast between “men/flesh” and “God/spirit”. God’s nature is “Spirit“, and forms therefore an absolute contrast with human nature, which is limited in mind, weak in character, and perishing in death.

It might be impossible for man to see God Himself, but when we look around us we can find many things which let us see the greatness of the Mighty Hand behind everything.
As such we can come to see how great and mighty God is. We also can come to see how unique that divine Creator is and He watches His creation.

By reading the Bible people can come to know God better. It is no ordinary book; it does not contain man’s ideas. It is God speaking to us. If you are not yet reading the Bible regularly and systematically start to do so without delay!

Only from the Bible can we find out what God is like. Read these few verses. You are listening to God talking to you.

  • “You are kind and forgiving, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call on you.” (Psalm 86:5)
  • “And God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” (Genesis 1:31)
  • “The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.” (Psalm 115:16)
  • “You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3)
  • “The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.” (Psalm 34:16)

The Bible does not just tell us of the past, it also tells us of the future. We know that what it said in the past really happened. Bible prophecies were fulfilled. So we can confidently believe what God says about the future.

God never lies. He tells us about real places, real people and the nations of today. The Bible is true and tells us about the Only One True God!

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  5. Bible sayings about God
  6. The Word being a quality or aspect of God Himself
  7. The Bible: God’s Word or pious myth?
  8. A Triple God or simply a rather simple One God
  9. Glory of only One God Who gives His Word
  10. For those who believe Jesus is God
  11. Only one God
  12. God of gods 
  13. God is One  
  14. The Trinity – the Truth
  15. Altered to fit a Trinity
  16. History of the acceptance of a three-in-one God
  17. Acknowledge the majesty of the Lord’s reputation!
  18. The radiance of God’s glory and the counsellor
  19. Actions to be a reflection of openness of heart
  20. Life in gratitude opens glory of God

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