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Doctrine of Essence of God 1

November 8, 2014

GOD’S ESSENCE

1. God is one in essence. Essence means the characteristics that make up God. (John 10:30-I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE.” LIGHT-Made up of RED, BLUE, YELLOW, but we see only white.
2. The Essence of God resides in three Persons: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All have the same essence or characteristics, and they have them to the same degree—infinite. I Pet. 1:2, II Cor. 13:14; Isa. 48:16.
3. God’s Essence is made up of:
JUSTICE LOVE
+R OMNIPOTENCE
SOVEREIGNTY OMNISCIENCE
IMMUTIBILITY OMNIPRESENCE
VERASCITY ETERNAL LIFE
SOVEREIGNTY
a. God is the supreme being of the universe. Deut. 4:39; I Sam 2:6-8;
I Chron. 29:11, Acts, 17:24.
b. He is the King of Heaven and Earth. Psa. 47:2, Matt. 6:13b;
Heb. 8:1; Rev. 4:2-3.
c. He is Eternal, Psa. 93:2; Infinite Psa. 8:1; Heb. 6:13;
Self-determining Job 9:12; Psa. 115:3; Prov. 21:1; Dan. 4:35.
d. Expression of Divine Volition. Eph. 1:5.
e. God’s will towards the unbeliever. II Pet. 3:9 Not willing that any
man should perish. He does not, however, force His will over man’s.
John 17:7; Rev. 22:17.
f. Application of God’s Sovereignty to you and me. Acts 13:22; Eph. 1:4-6; Phil. 2:13.
+RIGHTEOUSNESS
a. God is +R and absolute holiness. I Sam. 2:2; Psa. 22:3, Psa. 11:9; John 17:11; Rev. 3:7.
b. God is absolute good. Psa. 25:8; 34:8; Luke 18:19.
c. God is free from sin. II Cor 5:21; I John 1:5.
d. He is perfect in character and person. Deut. 32:4, Psa. 7:9, 11:3;
Jer. 23:6; Rom. 10:3; I John 2:29.
e. God’s +R is a matter of attitude as well as action. Deut. 32:4;
II Sam. 22:31; Dan. 9:14; Rev. 19:2.
f. God’s +R rejects human standards of +R. Isa. 64:6; Titus 3:5.
g. God’s +R is available to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ Rom. 3:22.
JUSTICE
a. God is Fair. It is impossible for Him to be unfair.
Deut. 32:4; II Chron. 119:7; Job 37:23; Psa. 58:11; Isa. 45:21;
Rom 3:26.
b. Justice is what transferred our sins to Jesus Christ, thereby not allowing any compromising of attributes. God is now free to pardon and justify anyone who believes in Jesus Christ. Rom 3:21-28, 4:5.
LOVE
a. God’s love is eternal and unchangeable. Jer. 31:3.
b. The Father’s love is specifically stated in John 3:16; I John 2:15;
I John 3:1.
c. The Son’s Love is declared in Rom. 8:35.
d. The love of God will not permit separation; you cannot be separated from the love of God. Rom. 8:38-39.
God’s love is made complete in those who learn and apply His Word. I John 2:5.
e. God’s love in the filling of the Hold Spirit is declared in Rom. 5:5.

ETERNAL LIFE
a. God is absolute existence. Ex. 3:14; John 8:58; Psa. 90:2.
b. Jesus Christ is eternal life and always existed with the Father.John 1:1-3.
c. Jesus Christ is eternal life and shares it with us at salvation.I John 5:11-12.
OMNISCIENCE
a. God is all knowledge. I Sam. 2:3; John 26:6; Job 37:16; Psa. 139:1-6;
Jer. 16:7; Ezek. 11:5; Heb. 4:13.
b. God is infinite in wisdom and understanding. I Sam. 16:7; Psa. 44:21;
Prov. 5:21; Isa. 40:13-14; Jer. 17:10, 51:15, I John 3:20.
c. God knows the end from the beginning. Isa. 41:6; Isa 42;9, 46:10; Acts 2:23, 15:18; I Pet. 1:2.
OMNIPRESENCE
a. God is ever present. He is not limited by space or time. He is imminent and transcendent. Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:27.
b. Heaven is His Throne and earth is His footstool. Deut. 4:39.
c. The heavens cannot contain Him. I Kings 8:27; Acts 17:24.
OMNIPOTENCE
a. God is all powerful and limitless in His ability. Gen. 17:1; Job 26:7;
Isa. 50:2; Jer. 27:5, 32:27; Rev. 4:8.
b. God is limitless in His authority. Psa. 33:9; Rom. 13:1; Heb. 1:3.
c. The manifestation of His power is found in II Chron. 16:9, 25:8;
Psa. 74:13.
IMMUTIBILITY
a. God cannot change. Psa. 102:26-27; Heb. 1:12.
b. He is absolute stability. Isa. 40:28; James 1:17.
c. His Word and His works are unchangeable. Psa. 118:89; Isa 40:8.
d. From His immutability comes His faithfulness. I Cor. 1:9; I Thes. 5:24; Heb. 10:23;
I John 1:9; II Tim. 2:12-13; I Pet. 4:19; II Thes. 3:3.
VERACITY
a. God is absolute Truth. Deut. 32:4.
b. His truthfulness is manifested by what He does. Psa. 25:10;
Psa.3:4; Dan. 4:37.
c. By His Word. II Sam. 7:28; Psa. 19:9, 119:142; II Cor. 6:7; Eph. 1:13.