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The Clear Word 

A Ministry Of Mid-State Bible Fellowship 

 

Systematic Theology
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GOD

 
YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: "The Lord Is There"  Ezekiel 48:35.  The name ascribed to Jerusalem and the Temple there, indicating that the once-departed glory of the Lord Ezekiel 8—1 had returned Ezekiel 44:1-4.

 
YAHWEH-SABAOTH: "The Lord of Hosts" Isaiah 1:24 & Psalm 46:7.  The English word Hosts means "hordes," both of angels and of men. He is Lord of the host of heaven and of the inhabitants of the earth, of Jews and Gentiles, of rich and poor, master and slave. The name is expressive of the majesty, power, and authority of God and shows that He is able to accomplish what He determines to do.

 
EL ELYON: "Most High" Deuteronomy 26:19. Most High is derived from the Hebrew root for "go up" or "ascend," so the implication is of that which is the very highest. El Elyon denotes exaltation and speaks of absolute right to lordship.

 
EL ROI: "God of Seeing" Genesis 16:13. This name was ascribed to God by Hagar, alone and desperate in the wilderness after being driven out by Sarah Genesis 16:1-14.  When Hagar met the Angel of the Lord, she realized she had seen God Himself in a theophany. She also realized that El Roi saw her in her distress and testified that He is a God who lives and sees all.

 
EL-OLAM: "Everlasting God" Psalm 90:1-3. God's nature is without beginning or end, free from all constraints of time, and He contains within Himself the very cause of time itself. "From everlasting to everlasting, You are God."


EL-GIBHOR: "Mighty God" Isaiah 9:6.  Mighty God is the name describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus, in this prophetic portion of Isaiah. As a powerful and mighty warrior, the Messiah, the Mighty God, will accomplish the destruction of God's enemies and rule with a rod of iron Revelation 19:15.
 
God is infinite.  And because God is infinite, an exhaustive and definitive definition of Him remains impossible.


 
WHAT IS GOD?  GOD IS SPIRIT, INFINITE, ETERNAL & UNCHANGEABLE, IN HIS BEING, WISDOM, POWER, HOLINESS, JUSTICE, GOODNESS & TRUTH.
WESTMINSTER/ SHORTER CATECHISM


 
It has been proven that God does reveal Himself to mankind and that mankind has the ability to comprehend such revelation.

 
GOD IS THE ONE, SIMPLE, ABSOLUTE, PURELY SPIRITUAL, PERSONAL BEING OF INFINITE PERFECTIONS, WHOLLY IMMANENT IN ALL THE WORLD, YET ESSENTIALLY TRANSCENDENT IN RELATION TO ALL THINGS.

 
GOD IS ONE.  GOD IS  ABSOLUTE, UNCHANGEABLE & INFINITE IN HIS KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM.  HIS GOODNESS & LOVE, HIS GRACE & MERCY, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS & HOLINESS.  

 
GOD IS THE INFINITE & PERFECT SPIRIT IN WHOM ALL THINGS HAVE THEIR SOURCE, SUPPORT & END.  STRONG
 

You will find that the ranks of the so-called psudo-intellectuals is the breeding ground for such thought as agnosticism and the atheism.  Even so true in conservative evangelical circles, it is a great sign of intelligence to downgrade soteriology to forms that are anything but Biblical.  It has become in our Churches and pulpits of today a disgrace what doctrines are being taught all in the name of appearing intelligent.

 
Romans 2:14-16...For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: [15] Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) [16] In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

 
The Bible will right readily assume that mankind believes in God.  Therefore, the Bible will not attempt to prove the existence of God.  Though APOLOGETICS is a course of study much need in our institutions of higher THEOLOGICAL study and training, APOLOGETICS may prove to be a useless endeavor.  In that if a person mut be persuaded and proven the existence of God in order to believe in God, rest assured that person will, in most cases, will never be proven the existence of God.  However, because of the admonition of the Apostles Peter & Jude, we will continue our endeavor to defend our precious THEOLOGIES.

 
I Peter 3:15...But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 
Jude 3...Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.