three leaf clover
Tritheistic- leaves are indepent from eachother
The three states of water (vapor, liquid, ice)
The threefold nature of man (body, soul, spirit)
Tritheistic- not equal in essence
The nature of light
The book example
A non-believer in god. Can be classified into three catogories: 1) Practical Athiest 2) Dogmatic athiest 3) Virtual Athiest
lives like there is no god
openly repudiates god
Eliminates God by termonology
one who says we cannot really know that God exists
LIfe developed through chance and biological process, independent from any involvement by god.
A belief in many gods.
Everything is God and God is everything
There is no personal god to whom man can relate
Definition of an attribute of god
Those distinguishing characteristics of the divine nature which are inseparable from the idea of of god and which constitute the basis and ground for his various manifestations to his creatures.
God is spirit, not a spirit. No corporeal form, he cannot be localized, or limited. The source of all life.
The ground of God's existence is in himself. He is independent in his being, his virtues, works, and decrees.
God is devoid of all change(in his perfections, his being, his purposes, his promises, and his love)
A. God is one numerically B. God is unique C. God is not a composite D. He alone is God. None other can share His glory
In His being, God fully answers to the idea of the Godhead, is perfectly reliable in His revelation, and He sees things as they really are. A. He is the one true God in distinction to all others B. His word and his revelation are reliable C. He is the beginning of all knowledge and makes it avaliable to man- He is the source of all truth regardless of the discipline.
Set apart of seperation
transcendent: God is absolutely distinct and exalted above them in infinite majesty
ethical: God is seperate from moral evil or sin
God is love, it is not something he does.
reasoned out response which loves the object irrespective of its worth and even though that love may not be reciprocated.
God is not limited or bound by time. To God there is no succession of events.
God transcends all spatial limitations. In his immensity God is not limited or localized.
In the totality of His essence, without diffusion or expansion, multiplication or division. God penetrates and fills the universe and all its parts. God is everywhere present.
God knows all things actual and possible past, present, and future.1. God knows all things that exist in reality 2. God knows all the variables concerning things that have not occured 3. God knows all the future events 4. God's knowledge is immediate, intuitive, and simultaneous.
God is all-powerful and able to do whatever he wills. God's will is limited- by his nature. And he cannot operate in opposition to that.
Unmerited favor of God to those who are under condemnation.
1. common grace- all human beings, offered to mankind as a whole
2. efficacious grace- that which will bring you to salvation
God is just and entirely correct in all his dealings with mankind. His Justice acts according with His law and is, therefore related to man's sin.
God is the absolute monarch over all he has created. God controls- otherwise, He is controlled.
God is infinitely greater than our ability to comprehend Him. This is the essence of the ontological argument for his existence.
at times, to us, God doesn't make sense. His nature and his ways do not always lend themselves to human logic or even our sense of fairness. This does at times cause some men to turn away from him.
1. Choosing the highest goal
2. Choosing the most excellent means of achieving that goal
3. Acting according to the right reason
God's goal is that He be glorified
The goodness of God has shown to those who are in misery or distress, irrespective of what they deserve- Oliver Buswell Jr.
God's mercy is free of obligation and given according to his sovereign choice.
The Mighty one who sees
El Elohe Isreal
the God of Isreal
Savior, one who delivers from danger and death
God, a class noun that can refer to any god or to the one true God; used of the Lord Jesus as true God.
The self-existent one
Yehweh will provide
Yahweh is my banner
Yahweh is peace
Yahweh is of heavenly hosts
Yahweh your sanctifier
Yahweh is my shepherd
Yahweh our righteous
Yahweh El Gemoiah
Yahweh God of recompense
Yahweh who smites
Yahweh who is present
Yahweh who heals
Yahweh, the mighty one
The are three who are God, but only related in a loose association. This ignores the unity within the Godhead.
There are three, but they are simply modes of existence, or three manifestations of one God.This view denies the simultaneous nature of the three persons of the Godhead.
Built upon the teaching of the Tertullian (son is subordinate to the father), and Origen (the son is subordinate in terms of essence). Arius taught only the Father was the uncreated one. The product of Arianism is a denial of the deity of Christ.