Actor Morgan Freeman, on the History Channel, asked this question, “Who is God?” He plans to travel all over the world to find the answer to this question. We can look throughout the world and see the many marvelous parts of God’s creation. Will Mr. Freeman acknowledge God by His creation? The other way to find God is in the Bible.
Fifty years ago, Time Magazine ran the controversial story, “Is God Dead?” Readers responded with a loud “No” to their blasphemous story.
To understand the true God, it is necessary to examine His characteristics in His word (Bible) to fully paint the correct picture of God. How does deity manifest Himself in our world? What is the mode or manner, of His operations? How many Gods are there?
The scriptures affirm only one true God, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one” (Deut. 6:4).
We are also told in the scriptures that the Godhead consists of three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Col. 2:9). How is it possible that there is but one God, yet three persons in the Godhead? The answer is that the word God (Hebrew word “Elohim”) is the name of the divine nature which three persons possess.
Evidence of plurality in the Godhead is found in the earliest portions of the Bible. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). We note here that it was God who thus spoke, but who is alluded to by the plural pronouns us and our. All the members of the Godhead are included in the word God of this passage.
The first person of the Godhead, the Father, is unseen and unapproachable by man. “No man hath seen God at anytime” (John 1:18). From the time of the tragic event in Eden with the sin of Adam and Eve, God has not allowed sinful man to approach Him directly. Since that event, there has been intermediaries between God and man as a mediator. Jesus Christ serves as our mediator between God and man (I Tim. 2:5).
How can you really know a Being whom you can neither see nor draw near to? Consequently, in the fullness of time, God sent His son into the world for the purpose of revealing God to man. The Bible says that God is not the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:23), and He leaves us clues throughout His word about how He should be viewed if one is willing to look.
Broadly speaking, there are two great classes of people in the world: (1) There are those who believe that God is the eternal, self-existent, vitalizing force of the universe. A personality who has created and who intelligently directs all things. A divine being who is the first cause, life inherent and creator of all things (Gen. 1:1). (2) There are others who think that the universe and man are accidents, that we didn’t come from anywhere; and we are not going anywhere. This evolutionist view cannot be considered a fact, because it is based on a number of non-provable assumptions.
Every objection to believing in God lies with equal force in being atheist. One of the most effective arguments for the existence of God is the cosmological arguments-- what caused theuniverse? The Big Bang theory is contradictory to basic laws of physics that in the beginning there was nothing which exploded!
Another effective argument for God’s existence is the cause and effect argument. The Bible says, “Every house is builded by some man: but He that built all things is God” (Heb. 3:4).
How wonderful to know that there is one God, and we can communicate with Him through Christ. You and I will one day stand before Him-- Are you ready? (Heb. 9:27)