Bible Questions

Bible Questions

What is God in Himself?

God is Spirit: invisible, without body, personal, great beyond human estimation, life-giving, and supremely powerful.

God is Spirit.

John 4:24 -'God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth' - is the nearest approach we get to a definition of the Being of God.

Being spirit, God has no body; a spirit does not have flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).

He is invisible.

Being spirit, God is invisible: no one has ever seen Him or can see Him (1 Timothy 6:15-16).

God is not discernible by our physical senses (John 1:18).

It was because the Jewish people saw no form of God on the day that He spoke to them at Horeb that He instructed them not to make any image of Him of any shape or form (Deuteronomy 4:15).

He is the LORD, and there is no other

He is personal.

He is a Personal Spirit, revealing Himself to Moses, for example, as 'I AM WHO I AM' (Exodus 3:14).

Personal fellowship may be enjoyed with Him:

He is very great.

He is the LORD, and there is no other (Isaiah 45:6).

He speaks with supreme authority (Hebrews 1:2).

He alone has immortality inherent in Himself (1 Timothy 6:16) - see 6 (a) below.

He is infinite: heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain Him (1 Kings 8:27).

There is no one to whom He is similar or with whom He may be compared (Isaiah 40:18).

There are no limits or bounds to be fixed to any of His characteristics, for example:

In the light of His greatness, we can see the relevance of the second commandment: 'You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below' (Exodus 20:4).

God is clearly beyond our complete understanding.

He lives in a high and holy place (Isaiah 57:15).

His judgments are unsearchable, His ways are untraceable, and His knowledge is beyond our estimation (Romans 11:33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:16).

He lives in unapproachable light (1 Timothy 6:16).

We do not now know God perfectly as He is; we are like people seeing a poor reflection as in a mirror (1 Corinthians 13:12).

He has life-giving power in Himself.

Being the source of all being and life, all things trace their beginning from Him (Genesis 1:1).

God's existence depends upon no one beside Himself; He said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM' (Exodus 3:14).

He has life-giving power in Himself (John 5:26).

He gives life and breath to everything (Acts 17:25).

He does what He pleases.

He does whatever He pleases everywhere (Psalms 115:3; Psalms 135:6; Daniel 4:35).

His will always prevails; His purposes are always fulfilled (Isaiah 46:10).

None can resist His will, or say to Him, 'What have you done?' (Romans 9:20; Daniel 4:35).

He does with His creatures whatever He pleases: the nations are as nothing before His power (Isaiah 40:15, 17).

His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation (Daniel 4:34).