‘God’ has been reduced to a relative human construct. And yet it does: for a generation has arisen that is well nigh universally ignorant of the important truth which this term connotes. Donor Privacy Policy  |  We did not create ‘god’; rather, God created us. What a great word for God: Based on the fact He is unsearchable and even meant to be unknowable by our finite human minds and hearts, I want to present to you two different aspects of His eternity. Every bit of God's knowledge is always fully present in his mind. As we read the Old Testament we frequently come upon names of God that have been constructed by using ‘Jehovah/Yahweh’ [‘LORD’] in conjunction with an action or characteristic. Christ explained “eternal life” as knowing Him: “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.” (John 17:3.) Copyright 2000 - 2020 Dr. David Jeremiah | Turning Point for God. What other examples exist that can drive this reality home? And so we might go further and further back ad infinitum, never solving but only compounding the difficulty. The reason? Give your answer in contemporary language. Yet if we do not believe that, what is the alternative? © 2001 - 2020 Copyright God's Word For You - Rosemary Bardsley. This is the God who is there, before the beginning, now, and for ever. The writers of the New Testament knew Christ. The idea that God should be eternal in the sense of timeless is partially derived from the characteristic of God being omniscient even though we retain free will. It’s often said that time is what keeps everything from happening at once. He is infinite as it relates to time, existing in every time zone equally, and in the past, present, and future simultaneously. – and who created him? ‘Involved in the eternality of God is the infinity of God, and that again is a staggering mystery beyond our comprehension. January 4, 2017. Only what’s done for Christ will last!” ~C.T. The Bible never addresses these questions. Amen. (John 17:3) This statement by the Lord Jesus begins in a very profound manner: "And this is eternal life." Do not simply re-write the verses. Now is the same as then. Through Jesus Christ, believers have salvation, and when we get to heaven, we can look forward to learning more from an all-knowing, all-powerful, and eternal God! A. A brief introduction to the first section of the Knowing God study series - Knowing God as the eternal God. Maybe you’ve seen it on television. All God's Word For You Bible Studies are written from a reformed, conservative, evangelical perspective that upholds the historic fundamentals of the Christian faith. There are so many events we can’t keep track of them all. Everywhere you turn, you find it. Knowing the Eternal God. John 14:6 - "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes unto the Father, but by me.. Jesus - John 8:24b - "...for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. How wonderful to be able to pray to and worship a God who exceeds our understanding, to say: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). Knowing That, Knowing How, and Knowing to Do. HWMR: The Crystallization-Study of Jeremiah and Lamentations – Week 7. Turning Point is the Broadcast Ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah, The Attributes of God and the Power They Hold in Your Life, God's greatness is unsearchable—Psalm 145:3, His understanding is unsearchable—Isaiah 40:28, His judgments are unsearchable—Romans 11:33, His riches are unsearchable—Ephesians 3:8. Now, take a pencil and make a dash in the middle of that vast expanse of paper. There is an eternal dwelling for God's people with the Lord, revealing the Bible's clear teaching regarding eternity future (Luke 16:9; 2 Corinthians 5:1). But this is only the corrupt fruit that has issued from the Evolutionary teachings of fifty years ago. The Bible begins with the words ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ [Genesis 1:1]. If we don’t believe this – that God was there before the beginning, and that everything else that exists exists because of his decision and his action – then we need to honestly consider the alternatives. That the ‘notion of an eternal dualism … has never stood under close analysis’. He is infinite as it relates to space, everywhere present at the same time. His eternal nature is also unsearchable, yet the Bible lets us glimpse this glorious truth. But God dwells in eternity. They pass by you, one by one, each in its turn. With us, events happen on a linear plane, one after the other. And so on. They are seeking to explain the absolute in terms of the relative. The eternal, infinite God, this God who calls himself ‘I AM’, is all-sufficient no matter what the circumstance, no matter what the need. Lord’s Day, November 22, 2020. [Note that in some English translations ‘LORD’ is used to translate ‘Jehovah’ (‘Yahweh’) – ‘I AM’.]. God's Word For You is a free Bible Study site committed to bringing you teaching and studies firmly grounded in the Bible, and the Bible's answers to your questions. We can only see a small amount of time in comparison to eternity. Question: What do these references teach or infer about the existence and activity of God before the beginning of time and space? To the Jews, declaring oneself to be the eternal God was blasphemy and worthy of death (Leviticus 24:16). The end is the same as the beginning. Understanding the Bible’s message requires an appreciation of who God is and who He is not. The Bible says, “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27). But this God of their fathers, this covenant God, had been, it seemed, silent and inactive for four hundred and thirty years, years during which the plight of the Israelites deteriorated from being honoured in the land of Egypt because of Joseph to a despairing degradation and bondage. In these words the meaning of ‘omni’ – all, in the categories of omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, transcends the theoretical and becomes real in our lives. Or, have we succumbed to the pressure of the mentality of our age that dares not look at reality in anything more than a superficial, non-confrontational way? Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God.”. The Eternal God Print STUDY TWO: THE ETERNAL GOD ... Abraham [who called God ‘the eternal God’ – Genesis 21:33], Isaac and Jacob, and had covenanted with them, promising to them a nation and a land, and through them blessing to all the nations of the earth. This eternality and infinity of God is expressed in the name ‘I AM’ by which God identified himself in response to Moses’ question in Exodus 3:12-15. Such was the Devil’s lie at the beginning—“Ye shall be as God” (Gen. 3:5)’ [From: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pink/godhood.ii.html ]. Stream Week 7 - Knowing Jehovah, the Eternal God, in His Lovingkindness, Compassions, and Faithfulness by Amen the Word of God from desktop or your mobile device From our perspective, everything happens in a series of successions. (John 17:3) Knowing God is strongly connected with the idea of spiritual life. The word “know” is used in Scripture to describe the relationship between a man and his wife that produces a child (example: Gen. 4:1). I understand His eternity is difficult to understand, but perhaps because we are not meant to fully understand everything about Him I can satisfy a bit of your curiosity with a couple stories. ‘However hard it is to grasp that God never began, it is even more so to believe that He ever did begin. Yet if someone created Him, where did that earlier creator come from? Do we really believe this evidence of God’s existence and activity before the beginning? Many people claim to have a personal relationship with God, but do they really have it? Most of what we have considered so far in this study has focused on the existence of God before the beginning of time. The questions ‘Where did God come from?’ and ‘Who made God?’ are questions that arise from our existence within space and time, and are asked from the perspective of people who know nothing of an existence unlimited and undetermined by space and time. Isaiah 46:9, 10 They were taught by Him or He appeared to them. accepted the Darwinian hypothesis, which excluded God from the realm of Creation, it was only to be expected that more and more God would be banished from the realm of human affairs. It is not without reason that Moses anticipated the scepticism of the Israelites: ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your fathers has sent me to you,” and they ask me, “What is his name?” Then what shall I tell them?’. He filled His Word with information about it. He encompasses time. It is as if, … All the floats are made from flowers and they are stunningly beautiful and colorful. [1] What actions, attributes or attitudes of God are related to the fact he is eternal or everlasting? Least credible of all is atheism; for if God is not, where did all other beings come from? Hence in the scripture we find: Jehovah-Elohim – the majestic, omnipotent GodJehovah-Hoskenu – the Lord our MakerJehovah-Jireh – the Lord will provide [the Lord will see to it]Jehovah-Rophe – The Lord the PhysicianJehovah-Nissi – The Lord our BannerJehovah-M’Kaddesh – The Lord sanctifiesJehovah-Shalom – The Lord our PeaceJehovah-Sabaoth – the Lord of HostsJehovah-Tsidkenu – the Lord our RighteousnessJehovah-Rohi – The Lord my ShepherdJehovah-Shammah – The Lord is there. Before there was history, He existed. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. Refeng Tang - 2011 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 6 (3):426-442. Among them are secular humanism, which has denied the existence of any supernatural being; multiculturalism, which has brought people with a wide range of god concepts into our society; ease of global communication, which has brought the whole world and its beliefs into our homes; and evolution, which has redefined the origin of life, attributing it to natural, rather than supernatural, causes. Let’s take it a step further. The apostle John also declared this truth regarding the nature of Christ: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). That’s the problem, isn’t it? It tells us God existed before time began. Gods Word For You. Speaking Schedule Your donation gift(s) are very much appreciated and may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: “I AM has sent me to you.”’ [Exodus 3:14]. The eternal God, Who LOVED you from the before time began.. the eternal God, Who KNEW you before the ages were formed.. the eternal God, Who CHOSE you to be the temple of His eternal presence.. for the rest of your time on earth and into the eternal ages that are to come. Romans 1:20 speaks of “His eternal power and Godhead.” Romans 9:5 calls Him “the eternally blessed God.” Ephesians 3:11 speaks of His eternal purpose, and 1 Timothy 1:17 calls Him “the King eternal, immortal, invisible.” Genesis 21:33 says He is the “Everlasting God.” Psalm 100 says, “The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations” (verse 5). If all our knowledge about God is to be oriented around the cross, as I argue in many places (see this post for instance), what does this mean for how we reflect on God’s transcendence? For example, the God who is ‘omnipresent’ is personally known as Jehovah-Shammah ‘the Lord is there’, or, as expressed in Psalm 23, the Lord who is not only there ‘with me’, but is there with me, as my Shepherd, Jehovah-Rohi. ‘The most baffling mystery is the eternality of God. Knowing God Posted on May 4th, 2020. Since God is eternal, it is essential to keep an eternal outlook in our everyday lives. That which is popular today in the colleges, in the pulpits, and in the press, is the dignity, the power, and the attainments of man. The prophet Isaiah wrote, “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God’” (Isaiah 44:6). God knows instantly with fullness of perfection and he knows every possible item of knowledge concerning everything that exists or that could exist anywhere in the universe at any time in the past or that may ever exist in the ages to come. Knowing God. Studd – English Missionary to China He exists as much in this present moment as in the days of Abraham or at the moment of the return of Christ. The words ‘in the beginning’ are a reference to the beginning of space and time, the beginning of existence separate from the existence of God. Here at the burning bush he is confronted by the God who had spoken to the ancestors of Israel – Abraham [who called God ‘the eternal God’ – Genesis 21:33], Isaac and Jacob, and had covenanted with them, promising to them a nation and a land, and through them blessing to all the nations of the earth. To know God (who is Eternal) is to have eternal spiritual life. Knowing the Eternal God: Creation The unavoidable first step to understanding biblical truth is to accept that God is Eternal. If you can do that, you end up with absolutely nothing, because eternity is woven into every truth in Scripture. By definition, God must be incomprehensible. Perhaps you’re asking, “In the beginning of what?” Truly, ask yourself this question—the beginning of what? “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting … He sees and experiences all events at once since He sees eternity in a glance. About Us So how do we know the Lord God Almighty?God created men and women, and through the free will that God gave to them, they of their own faults committed sins. It also includes the constancy and consistency of his character, his Word, his attitude and his actions. Eternity is one of the most beautiful attributes of the God I worship. A God who is small enough to be understood isn’t big enough to be worshiped. Eternal life is knowing God. Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” Posted on November 21, 2020 in Media Tagged Opening Word. One thing relates to another, like links in a chain. Consider writing down the following statement and saying it out loud every morning for the next 7 days. This all-sufficiency of God is evidenced and explained on two different levels. They are seeking to explain the totally uncaused and independent from the perspective of the caused and dependent. The word “know” is from the Greek verb γινώσκω (ginosko). It means that God is present at all times and all places. Include biblical references in support of your statements of significance. Eternal Life is "knowing Him" John 17:3 - "And THIS is eternal life, that they might KNOW You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Turning Point for God is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We call it history—the succession of events over time. [2] What human confidence is generated by the fact that God is eternal or everlasting? C.1 By the use of the prefix omni in human theological statements. Our minds cannot grasp an expanse of paper that has no limits and extends indefinitely. As El Olam, He is known as the Everlasting God. That tiny thin line would represent time against the span of eternity.1. You can even see them for a few moments before they arrive and after they pass. For more than 36 years he has helped millions deepen their understanding of the Bible through 8,761 daily Turning Point Radio releases and a weekly Turning Point Television program that reaches millions of people weekly. God’s terms are different. But for God, there is no past, present, and future. “Only one life, will soon be past. Knowing God Eric Rank | February 22, 2015 ... February 22, 2015. John 17 (specifically verses 3, 6, 25-26) Eternal life is something so misunderstood in mainstream American culture. In distinction from these denials and lack of clarity the Bible gives a confident and clear affirmation and definition of God that directly challenges and confronts all other definitions. … [p40, Majesty, the God You Should Know, Here’s Life Publishers, San Bernardino, 1984]. Discuss and comment on the quotes from Schaeffer, Baxter and Pink. Rather than ‘god’ being a human ideological construct, the bible affirms that humans, and all else that exists, are the creation of an eternal, personal God. ‘I AM WHO I AM. Moses, an Israelite by birth, and doubtless taught about God by his mother, was also educated and brought up as an Egyptian prince, and doubtless schooled in the polytheistic religion of Egypt. [Note: the current interest in intelligent design focuses on this aspect of form to which Schaeffer referred several decades earlier.]. 10. What do they teach or infer about his eternality?Isaiah 9:6, Verses in which Jesus refers to himself as the ‘I AM’:John 8:24,28,58, Verses in which Jesus claims to have come down from heaven or from God the Father: John 3:13; 6:38-58; 8:42; 16:27,28; 17:8. Such knowledge makes clear the principles and precepts God gave for all mankind to live by. The Hebrew name Olam means “forever, perpetual, old, ancient” implying that there is an infinite future and past. Several writers have suggested a helpful idea about how to compare time with eternity. Before there was a clock or a calendar or a watch or a date book, there was God. At the same time, He exists at the time of His future kingdom. Jesus was claiming to be eternal, just as His Father is eternal. Sitting there in the stands, you watch each one as it comes by, along with horses, marching bands, and convertibles with waving politicians. The Bible says, “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Deuteronomy 33:27). I believe the Bible teaches God exists in the past, present, and future at the same moment. Legal Disclaimer & Conditions  |  Eternity is one of the most beautiful attributes of the God I worship. The alternative offered by atheism is absurd. What to pray: … He summarized his life’s purpose in one phrase: “That I may know Him.” I know we can’t fully comprehend that truth, but that’s all right. Take all the doctrines you choose to embrace, all the things you like in the Bible, and then tell me in the same breath you don’t believe in eternity. Singapore Conference 2018 Dates: 3, 4 & 5 November, 2018 Theme: God Has Something Better For You Venue: Salvation Army - Fellowship Halls, 500 Upp Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore-678106 Without a God who possesses an eternal nature, we would be condemned to true fear and forlorn despair. Study these verses referring to Jesus Christ. Imagine taking hundreds of pieces of white paper and taping them together to form a huge, white backdrop. AW Pink [1886-1952] introduced his studies on The Godhood of God with this statement: ‘The Godhood of God! God's Word For You is a free Bible Study site committed to bringing you teaching and studies firmly grounded in the Bible, and the Bible's answers to your questions. Later, when Moses had returned to Egypt, God said: ‘I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob as God Almighty, but by my name the LORD I did not make myself known’ [Exodus 6:3]. Without a God who possesses an eternal nature, we would be condemned to true fear and forlorn despair. One event triggers another, and we can’t foresee what’s to come. Though the concept of eternity is beyond imagining, we can attempt a definition. If God exists outside of time, then God can observe all events throughout the course of our history as if they were simultaneous. Knowing God: The Eternal Self-Existence of God: Part 3. Knowing God And Eternal Life Singapore Conference - 2018 Speaker : Zac Poonen. Now imagine plastering it like a giant curtain to the side of a large skyscraper. I would answer: In the beginning of everything—of time, of space, of heaven, of earth, of the entire created order. 2 Timothy 3:10-17 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. His knowledge and understanding, his presence, his power to act and succeed in his purpose, are each unlimited. He exists in the past and in the present and in the future, all in the same moment. That God existed before the beginning of the time-space world is obvious from the Bible. I find the idea of eternity mind-boggling and emotionally overwhelming, but it doesn’t leave me trembling with fear, but with joy. He sees the whole thing at one time, from the eternal now. Today’s big idea: Jesus Christ is the all-powerful and eternal God. He is the eternal God we worship. There never was a time when He was not, and there will never be a time when He ceases to be. Our days are strung together like pearls on a thread. That the ‘notion that everything began with an impersonal something, is the consensus of the Western world … it is also the consensus of almost all Eastern thinking.’ He points to two fundamental difficulties with the concept of impersonal beginning: the fact that everything that exists has specific form, and the problem of how to explain the personality of man from an impersonal beginning. Knowing God – an Introduction And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Psalm 90:2. If we have a God we can grasp, he ceases to be God. We will be looking at the concept of trinity in the next study. Eternal Life and Knowing God "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." Knowing God And Eternal Life Singapore Conference - 2018 . Help Center, Return Policy  |  And this is life eternal, that they might know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. Eternal Time, Eternal Secret: The Thesis of the Eternity of Time in Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. Jesus Christ did not begin with his human conception and birth. Like everything else about God, this attribute—His eternity—is unfathomable, and yet He obviously wants us to think about it, to consider it, to ponder it, and to rejoice in it. This site affirms that God has provided in and through Jesus Christ his eternal Son, a way of forgiveness in which we can live in his presence guilt free, acquitted and at peace. – and his predecessor? In the beginning as far back as we can reason it, wherever we can point our pencil on the paper and calculate the beginning of time. Before the beginning of time and space this personal God – eternal and infinite, unlimited by time and space, and indefinable by time and space categories – existed. Dr. David Jeremiah is one of America's most trusted Bible teachers. But God sees the whole parade at once as if He were hovering in a helicopter high above. Part of how you can be confident knowing that you're one of God's sheep is that you hear his voice, and his voice we hear primarily in his word, and then we follow him. When Christian theologians (?) He is, and he can be, whatever he needs to be in order to address our need and our situation. Does God know you? Do you know God? God knowing that he is eternal does not imply either of the two listed alternatives, because both apparently presuppose the non-relativistic idea of absolute time, for example. Employment & Volunteer Opportunities. Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Because God is unlimited by time and space he is unlimited in every aspect of his being. The days turn into months; the months to years; the years to decades; the decades to centuries; the centuries to millennia. More », Biography BEFORE THE BEGINNING - THE ETERNAL EXISTENCE OF GOD. Intimacy Privileges Life Through Christ Knowing God, Effects Of Relationships Goals Knowing Christ Personally Knowing God, Nature Of Revelation, Necessity Of Eternal life Eternal This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. This is the God of whom the Bible speaks. It seems impossible for these finite minds of ours to imagine a being who never began, but always was, or rather, eternally is – absolutely unbeginning and never-ending. To the twentieth-century mind God is little more than an abstraction, an impersonal “First Cause,” or if a Being at all, One far removed from this world and having little or nothing to do with mundane affairs. Francis Schaeffer, in Genesis in space and time, lists what he believes are the only four possibilities for describing the beginning: ‘[1] Once there was absolutely nothing and now there is something, [2] Everything began with an impersonal something,  [3] Everything began with a personal something, and  [4] There is and always has been a dualism.’ [p19, Genesis in space and time]. Because he is eternal and everlasting – outside of and beyond time and space – we can depend on him totally. The idea of eternity runs like a lofty mountain range through the Bible. In Genesis 21:33, we are also told that one of God's names is the Everlasting God: "Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Everlasting God." All Knowing . In fact, all our treasured biblical doctrines and truths would collapse without the reality of an everlasting God. If God had a beginning, then what or who was before Him? So “knowing God” is speaking of intimacy with Him. In these names the core meaning of ‘Yahweh’ hits the road in the realities of God’s response to human need. The eternity of God refers to His existence backward throughout time and beyond, further than we can imagine, and forward into the future, as far as we can imagine and beyond. He is a “free agent” and therefore the regulator of his own life and the determiner of his own destiny. Verses in which Jesus refers to God sending him: John 4:34; 5:34-37; 6:38-44; 7:28-33; 12:44,45. What he was yesterday, he is today, and he will still be tomorrow. If we could unravel the mysteries of His Person, we would elevate ourselves to His level, which we cannot. ... To Him be honor and eternal dominion! God, by definition, must be infinitely great. God never had a beginning and will never have an ending. Where did the whole stupendous, organized universe of mind and matter come from? Nevertheless, the image of the tiny mark provides a tangible image for us to consider. Suppose you had the opportunity to attend the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena. That also means His qualities and attributes are infinite—His love will never end; His mercy will never cease; His truth will never expire; His holiness is as eternal as He Himself is. Eternal God. Expand that idea beyond just the Rose Bowl Parade to include everything happening in the universe at this very moment and in every moment, and you have an idea of what it means for God to dwell in eternity. He transcends time. The eternality and infinity of God transcends time and space not only prior to the existence of time and space but also during and beyond the existence of time and space. "I never knew you." About these four possibilities he concludes: That no one has ever seriously believed ‘that all that now is has come out of such absolute nothing.’. In this study on God as the eternal One it is necessary to point out that both the Son and the Spirit are referred to as eternal. Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God. They are fundamentally non-questions, for they are seeking to explain the existence of the eternal and infinite God in categories of time and finitude. godswordforyou.com acknowledges that God exists, that He loves us with an incredible love, and that He has spoken and continues to speak to us in the Bible, his written Word. At this very moment, God exists. Verse 28, "And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. Opening Word – Knowing Jehovah, the Eternal God, in His Lovingkindness, Compassions, and Faithfulness. (1 Timothy 6:15-16) God the Father lives in unapproachable light which no man can see. These descriptive double names reveal a God who is sufficient for any and every situation in which humans find themselves. Posted on March 27, 2012 by rd734467. This is the God who commands us to acknowledge him, and him alone, as God. Research and write a brief definition of each of the following adjectives as applied to God.Explain the significance of each concept for the daily life of the Christian believer. More than just acknowledging the existence of God, though this is a good beginning, to know God means to understand and comprehend who He is and what He does. Eternal Life as Knowing God. It is speaking of intimacy. According to Philippians 3:10, Paul’s deepest aspiration was to know God. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pink/godhood.ii.html. Thus it has proven. Verses in which Jesus is the giver or cause of everlasting life: John 3:16; 5:24; 10:28; Romans 5:21;  Hebrews 5:9; 1John 5:11-13, How is the eternality of the Holy Spirit indicated in these verses?Galatians 6:8. Bible verses about God Is Eternal. You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. It never grows dim, nor does it fade. The confusion surrounding the concept of God in contemporary society is the result of several factors. Ah, sad it is that such a question needs to be asked and answered. He existed as God before the creation of the world. Before creation, He was and is and will be the eternal I AM. What is meant by this expression? All Rights Reserved. Knowing god King James Version assignment 1 KNOWING GOD AS ETERNAL Job 36:26 Behold, god is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out. Knowing God (eternal life) is something we can have right now (John 3:36). know, eternal life. He could not have come from nothing. At the same time, He exists at the time of Abraham. Man, forsooth, is a “god” unto himself. Of course, the illustration breaks down because the paper on the skyscraper has edges, and eternity does not. God's Word For You acknowledges that God exists, that He loves us with an incredible love, and that He has spoken and continues to speak to us in the Bible, his written Word. In the study of theology God is described in a series of words using the prefix ‘omni’ – all, every. Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art god. Eternal God – From Everlasting to Everlasting The Eternal God of the Bible has always existed and will continue to exist in the future. For God, later is the same as earlier. We know from the Bible that God is an eternal being and has an eternal nature, but these top 10 Bible verses about God’s eternal nature may help you better understand that. Governance Information  |  Books Written He watches the parade from above, from the top of a building. Knowing our eternal God changes our daily lives—and He is well worth knowing, for He alone is worthy of all praise! Over and above all, this site affirms that God, in a manner totally contrary to how we would think and act, has provided in and through Jesus Christ his eternal Son, a way of forgiveness in which we can live in his presence guilt free, acquitted and at peace. That the Judeo-Christian tradition, affirming that everything began with a personal something, the Trinity, is the only option that explains the existence and meaning of love and communication. C.2 By use of the name ‘Jehovah’ in conjunction with other words to create new names of God. ’ has been reduced to a relative human construct God was blasphemy and worthy of death Leviticus. Absolutely nothing, because eternity is beyond imagining, we would be condemned to true fear and forlorn despair see. 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