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God, Who He Is,
And Who He Says He Is












As simple as this question may seem to some, “Who Is God?,” it is really an astronomical question that will make the difference between life and death.  I teach in all of my classes, “A false conception of God leads to false doctrine.”


First, we must establish the Biblical fact that God is unchanging, which is very clear from the following texts:  Numbers 23:19; First Samuel 15:29; Psalm 89:34; Psalm 102:27; Ecclesiastes 3:14-15; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 1:11-12; 13:8; James 1:17; First Peter 1:23.  Thus, to attempt to change or reinterpret His Law to be or mean anything other than Its original intent, is to become God yourself.


Of course, we know that He states that He is The “I AM.”  Or better, “I AM THAT I AM,” Exodus 3:14.  And the more popular statement of Who He is, “God is Love,” First John 4:8 & 16.  However, that is a complete statement as far as being the Creator; but is an incomplete statement, in that it would be like me saying, “I Love.”  And you would ask me, “Who do you love?”  Or, “What do you love?”  Therefore, let’s let God finish His statement.






Your belief that our Lord has always existed (Omnipotent; equaling, All-Powerful, see Psalm 72:18; 106:48; Revelation 4:8; and others), is absolutely correct, and is Biblically backed up in Psalm 41:13:  “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.  Amen, and Amen.”  Note the phrase, “from everlasting.”  In other words, there never was a time when He did not exist.  This phrase is also found in Psalm 90:2; 93:2; 103:17; 106:48; Proverbs 8:23; Isaiah 63:16; Micah 5:2; Habakkuk 1:12.


Once it is Biblically established that our Lord is “from everlasting,” you can then go to such phrases as, “I Am the first, and I Am the last; and beside Me there is no God.”  Isaiah 44:6.  When we understand that there is no “first” in the sense of a beginning, but that our Lord is “first” in respect to “prominence,” then you can also use these verses -- Revelation 1:11 & 17; 2:8; 22:13 -- for reference to the fact that our Lord has always existed.


The same inference is used by our Lord when He states of Himself that He is “Alpha and Omega,” and “the beginning and the ending,” Revelation 1:8; 21:6; 22:13 (see also Isa. 41:22-23 & 46:10 and others; which also proves our Lord is Omniscient, i.e., All-Knowing).  In addition, when Moses asked of our Lord, in Exodus 3:13, “Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent Me unto you; and they shall say to Me, What is His Name? what shall I say unto them?” our Lord answered by telling Moses to answer with, “I AM THAT I AM,” Exodus 3:14.  The point is, how do you explain to finite man something that has always existed? 


Of course, we know that if there ever was a time when our Lord did not exist He would have had to have been created, and therefore would not be God.  However, we know different, as shown from the Bible verses above.






See my Bible Study:  “GOD, OMNI.”


For Omnipresence, see Second Chronicles 16:9; Job 29:24; Psalm 113:6; Proverbs 15:3; Jeremiah 23:23-24; Hebrews 4:13; and many others.


The fact that God is “Transcendent,” in other words, God is above and independent of the cosmos (the entire universe), is found in First Kings 8:27; Second Chronicles 2:6; 6:18; Psalm 139:7-16; Isaiah 66:1; Jeremiah 23:24; Acts 7:48-49; 17:24.  However, although our God is Transcendent, He is by choice “Ever-Present.”  Theologians refer to this act as “Divine Immanence.”  God chooses to be with His creation.  To be separate from is what Deism or Pantheism teaches.


Our Omnipotent God.  The meaning of “Omnipotence” is, “All Powerful.”  In fact, one of the Names of God is, “El-Shaddai.”  “El” meaning “God,” while “Shaddai,” meaning, “Almighty.”  There is no aspect of anything that God does not overpower.


Biblical examples are:  “And God said [spoke],” Genesis 1:3 & 6 & 9 & 11 & 14 & 20 & 24 & 26; Job 42:2; Psalm 33:6; 102:25-27; Isaiah 14:27; 40:28; 43:13; Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 3:20.

Misconceptions of God have led to different denominations, false doctrines, etcetera.  So Just Who is our Lord?  How can we keep from falling into these misconceptions and false doctrines that seem to be so prevalent throughout human history?  The answer is found in the Bible. 


This is by no way a complete list, but just a flavoring of Who He is.  Find even more concepts of our God as you read His Word yourself.






Exodus 20:5:  “I the LORD thy God am a jealous God” (see also Exo. 34:14; Deu. 4:24; 5:9; 6:15; Jos. 24:19; 1Co. 10:22 and many more).


Exodus 20:6:  “And showing mercy” (see also Deu. 4:31 and many others).


Exodus 20:7:  “for [I] the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.”


Exodus 34:6-7:  “The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, [7] Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children,”


Numbers 23:19:  “God is not a man, that He should [does not] lie; neither the son of man, that He should [does not] repent:  hath He said, and shall He not [will] do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not [will] make it good?”


Jerimiah 32:40:  “I will not turn away from them, to do them good”


John 10:27:  My sheep hear My voice, and I know them”


John 14:21:  “he that loveth Me shall be Loved of My Father”






Genesis 21:22:  “God is with thee in all that thou doest”


Genesis 31:50:  “God is witness betwixt me and thee”


Exodus 20:20:  “Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.”


Deuteronomy 4:7:  “the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?”


Deuteronomy 4:24:  “For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.”


Deuteronomy 4:31:  “(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them.”


Deuteronomy 6:4:  “The LORD our God is one LORD.


Deuteronomy 6:15:  “(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God”


Deuteronomy 7:21:  “the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.”


Deuteronomy 9:3:  “the LORD thy God is He which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire He shall destroythem, and He shall bring them down before thy face:  so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.”


Deuteronomy 10:17:  “For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:”


Deuteronomy 20:1:  “God is with thee”


Deuteronomy 20:4:  “For the LORD your God is He that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.”


Deuteronomy 33:27:  “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:  and He shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.”


Joshua 1:9:  “for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”


Joshua 3:10:  “the Living God is among you, and that He will without fail drive out from before you”


Joshua 23:3:  “for the LORD your God is He that hath fought for you.”


First Samuel 10:7:  “God is with thee.”


First Samuel 28:15:  “God is departed from me”


Second Samuel 22:33:  “God is my strength and power:  and He maketh my way perfect.”


First Chronicles 14:15:  “God is gone forth before the to smite”


First Chronicles 17:2:  “God is with thee.”


Second Chronicles 30:9:  “for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away His face from you, if ye return unto Him.”


Ezra 8:22:  “God is upon all them for good that seek Him”


Job 27:3:  “the Spirit of God is in my nostrils;”


Job 33:12:  “God is greater than man.”


Job 36:5:  “Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any:  He is mighty in strength and wisdom.”


Job 36:26:  “Behold, God is great, and we know Him not, neither can the number of His years be searched out.”


Job 37:22:  “God is terrible majesty.”


Psalm 7:11:  “God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.”


Psalm 14:5:  “God is in the generation of the righteous.”


Psalm 46:1:  “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”


Psalm 47:7:  “God is the King of all the earth”


Psalm 48:14:  “God is our God for ever and ever:  He will be our guide even unto death.”


Psalm 50:6:  “God is judge Himself.”


Psalm 54:4:  “God is mine helper”


Psalm 56:9:  “God is for me.”


Psalm 59:9 & 17:  “God is my defence.”


Psalm 62:7:  “God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 


Psalm 62:8:  “God is a refuge for us.”


Psalm 68:15:  “God is as the hill of Bashan; an high hill” = High and mighty (see Isa. 2:13 & Eze. 27:6).


Psalm 68:20:  “God is the God of salvation;”


Psalm 73:1:  “God is good”


Psalm 73:26:  “God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”


Psalm 74:12:  “God is my King of old, working salvation”


Psalm 75:7:  “God is the judge”


Psalm 84:11:  “God is a sun and shield:  the LORD will give grace and glory:  no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.”


Psalm 89:7:  “God is greatly to be feared. . . to be had in reverence of all”


Psalm 94:22:  “God is the rock of my refuge.”


Psalm 99:9:  “God is holy.”


Psalm 115:3:  “God is in the heavens:  He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.”


Psalm 116:5:  “Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.”


Psalm 118:27:  “God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light:”


Psalm 144:15:  “God is the LORD.”


Proverbs 30:5:  “God is pure:  He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.”


Isaiah 8:10:  “God is with us.”


Isaiah 12:2:  “God is my salvation. . . for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation.


Isaiah 45:14:  “God is in thee;”


Isaiah 61:1:  “the Lord God is upon me”


Jeremiah 3:23:  “God is the salvation”


Daniel 2:47:  “God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets,”


Daniel 9:14:  “God is righteous in all His works”


Nahum 1:2:  “God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, and He reserveth wrath for His enemies.”


Habakkuk 3:19:  “The LORD God is my strength”


Zechariah 8:23:  “God is with you.”



Matthew 3:9:  “God is able”


Matthew 12:28:  God is Come unto you.”


Matthew 22:32:  God is not a God of the dead, but of the living.”


Mark 1:15:  “God is at hand:”


Mark 12:29:  “God is one Lord:”


Luke 3:8:  “God is able”


John 3:33:  “God is true.”


John 4:24:  “God is a spirit. . . worship Him in spirit and in truth.”


John 13:31:  “God is glorified in Him [Christ].”


Acts 10:34:  “God is no respecter of persons:”


Romans 1:9:  “God is my witness,”


Romans 6:23:  “God is eternal life through Jesus Christ”


Romans 11:23:  “God is able to graff them in again.”


Romans 14:4:  “God is able to make him stand.”


Romans 14:17:  “God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy”

First Corinthians 1:9:  “God is faithful”


First Corinthians 1:25:  “God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”


First Corinthians 1:30:  “God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”


First Corinthians 3:17:  “God is holy,”


First Corinthians 10:13:  “God is faithful,”


First Corinthians 14:25:  “God is in you of a truth.”


First Corinthians 14:33:  “God is not the Author of confusion, but of peace”


Second Corinthians 1:18:  “God is true,”


Second Corinthians 9:8:  “God is able to make all grace abound toward you;”


Galatians 3:20:  “God is one”


Galatians 6:7:  “God is not mocked:”


Ephesians 4:24:  God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”


Philippians 1:8:  “God is my record,”


First Thessalonians 2:5:  “God is witness:”


First Timothy 4:4:  “God is good,”


Second Timothy 2:9:  “God is not bound.”


Hebrews 4:12:  “God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword,”


Hebrews 6:10:  “God is not unrighteous [meaning God is righteous].


Hebrews 11:16:  “God is not [should not be] ashamed to be called their God:”


Hebrews 12:29:  “God is a consuming fire.”


Hebrews 13:16:  “for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”


First John 1:5:  “God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all.”


First John 3:20:  “God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.”


First John 4:8 & 16:  “God is Love.”


Revelation 21:3:  “God is with men,”


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