Heb.11:6 says, “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” God is. God exists. The writer to the Hebrews is not speaking about just any god. He is speaking about the God who revealed Himself to the fathers (Israel’s ancestors) through the prophets. He is speaking about the God who has revealed Himself in these last days in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Heb.1:1-2).
Psa.9:16 says, “The LORD has made Himself known.” The word “LORD” is the Hebrew Yahweh. God said in Isa.42:8, “I am the LORD (Yahweh), that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Not My praise to graven images.” (cf. Exod.3:13-15; 6:2-3; Psa.83:18). The LORD has revealed and made Himself known through general revelation (creation) and special revelation (the Bible). Psa.19:1 says, “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.” (cf. Rom.1:18-20).
Gen.1:1 says, “In the beginning God….” The beginning refers to the beginning of creation and time. In the beginning God was already there. Since God precedes the beginning, then He is eternal. Psa.90:2 says, “Before the mountains were born, Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” This same truth is revealed about the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, in Jn.1:1. John wrote, “In the beginning was the Word.” The Word refers to the Lord Jesus. In the beginning the Word was already there. Since the Word precedes the beginning, then the Word is eternal.
It must be noted that the Bible does not seek to prove the existence of God. The Bible simply declares that God is – “In the beginning God!” This eternal God revealed Himself as the Creator. Gen.1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible emphatically teaches that God is the special Creator of the heavens and the earth and all they contain. In the Bible God is called “Creator” seven times. The word “creation” is used with reference to God approximately 14 times. And the verb “create” is used with reference to God approximately 47 times. It is indeed strange that there are those who dispute the fact that the Bible teaches special Divine creation, that God created.
God has revealed Himself as the only living and true God. There are 30 verses in the Bible that tell us God is the living God. For example, in Deut.5:26 Moses told Israel they heard the voice of the living God. Joshua said to Israel, “you shall know the living God is among you.” (Josh.3:10). Jer.10:10 says, “But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.” In Acts 14:15 Paul said the people must turn from their vain idols to serve the living God. 1Thess.1:9 says the Thessalonians “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”
In Isa.44:6 God said, “I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.” God added in vs.8, “Is there any God besides Me? … I know of none.” God said in Isa.45:5, “I am the LORD (Yahweh), and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God.” Vs.6, “That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun, That there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.” Note carefully how God is identifying Himself by His name, LORD, (Yahweh).
Do you believe in God? Which God? What is His name? The Bible makes the bold uncompromising claim that there is only one true and living God, the LORD (Yahweh). This one true and living God exists as a Tri-unity. He is one God in three persons : the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit. He is not three gods. He is one God! Deut.6:4 says, “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one.” 1Cor.8:4 says, “there is no God but one.” Can we fully explain the doctrine of the Tri-unity of God to anyone’s satisfaction? NO! The Bible has shrouded this doctrine in mystery. Man can come to know and understand this infinite Triune God only in a finite and limited way. The truth is, we can only come to know and understand the infinite Triune God in His many attributes in a finite and limited way. Only the infinite Triune God can fully know and understand the infinite Triune God. (cf. 1Cor.2:11).
Rom.11:33 says, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” The infinite God is unsearchable. The infinite God is unfathomable. Can you bow humbly before this truth about God and accept it? Can you bow humbly in awe and in worship before this unsearchable and unfathomable God?
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