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God Is Truth Or Not

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The Truth about God

Referring to non-believers, Paul said "they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator" (Romans 1:25 RSV).

What is the truth about God?

God is.

The existence of God is evident from His works:

"The heavens declare the glory of God;

And the firmament shows His handiwork.

Day unto day utters speech,

And night unto night reveals knowledge.

There is no speech nor language

Where their voice is not heard.

Their line has gone out through all the earth,

And their words to the end of the world"

(Psalm 19:1-4).

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man -- and birds and four-footed beasts and creeping things" (Romans 1:20-23).

The transcendence of God is evident "being understood by the things that are made." Yet many have rejected the one true God, and adhere to some fake materialistic religion. Others choose to be completely irreligious: "The fool has said in his heart, 'There is no God'" (Psalm 14:1).

God is Creator.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, 'Let there be light'; and there was light" (Genesis 1:1-3). Notice that the Spirit of God and the Word of God were active in creation. God spoke the universe into being by the power of His Spirit.

The creative Word of God later came as Savior in the person of Jesus Christ: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made" (John 1:1-3).

God is one.

"The Lord our God, the Lord is one" (Mark 12:29).

"For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is only one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live" (1 Corinthians 8:5,6).

In Scripture the one true God is revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christians are baptized "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).

God reigns.

God is sovereign. John testified: "And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, 'Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!'" (Revelation 19:6).

God has spoken.

God has made His will known to man:

"He has shown you, O man, what is good;

And what does the Lord require of you

But to do justly,

To love mercy,

And to walk humbly with your God?"

(Mica 6:8).

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold,

Yea, than much fine gold;

Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Moreover by them your servant is warned,

And in keeping them there is great reward"

(Psalm 19:7-11).

"God who at various times and in different ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Hebrews 1:1-3).

"For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account" (Hebrews 4:12,13).

God will judge.

"God shall judge the righteous and the wicked" (Ecclesiastes 3:17).

"He shall judge the world in righteousness, and He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness" (Psalm 9:8).

"So then each of us shall give account of himself to God" (Romans 14:12).

"Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has

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