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How to Explain Who God Is (Blogcast)

By Joel Settecase / 2-minute read

God is the infinite, personal, Triune Lord, who is higher than everything yet present everywhere, and who has exercises authority and control over all things. There is much we could say about the biblical view of God. However, whatever we say about him, we must do so in a way that both agrees with what the Bible says, and is understandable (which means avoiding unnecessary theological jargon). Knowing God is life’s greatest privilege, and it is our privilege as believers to share that knowledge with others.

This episode is an audio recording of the Think Institute article, How to Explain Who God Is.

Show Highlights

  • It is vital for Christians to be able to answer the question of who God is.

  • Conversations with non-Christians are opportunities to share your faith, and explaining God is a big part of that. 

  • So we need to be able to do it well.

  • “Who is God” is the first question in Catakids!

  •  God is infinite, personal, and diverse. 

  • He is one God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  • He is transcendent, immanent, and sovereign. 

  • Christians derive our view of God from the Bible alone. 

  • The name of God is Yahweh, which is translated “the LORD” in English Old Testaments

  • Jesus is called Lord.

  • The Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of Christ. 

  • The Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament is the pre-incarnate Son of God.

  • The three divine Persons are one in essence, thinking, and purpose.

  • God is important to Christianity (duh). 

  • Joel gives a concise summary of who God is.

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