Welcome to Belief News with Lydia Hoverson. Today we are going to discuss the question, “Who is God?”
Muslims say Allah. Hindus say anything. Atheists say no one. Agnostics say he is unknown. Christians say he is the Trinity. According to my Christian friends, he is Jesus, the Trinity, Creator of everything, Redeemer and the God of the Bible.
The Christian answer is correct. Understanding who God is isn’t easy, in fact it’s impossible to fully understand him, but it is important. We only need to understand what the Bible says about him, the rest will remain a mystery (one thing that is NOT a mystery is he created the earth in six 24-hour-days:). If we stray from what the Bible says, then we are in trouble. How do we know the Bible is correct? I’ll write about that in another blog post. For now, just know that the Bible is the inspired word of God, while the Quran, the book of Mormon and every other book are not.
Religions other than Christianity do not believe in the Trinity. You might ask, “Where is the word Trinity even in the Bible?” The exact word doesn’t have to be. The definition is in the Bible. We know that there is only one God (Isaiah 45:22). We also know there is a Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). The Bible reveals the Father as God (Ephesians 5:20, Colossians 3:17), the Son, Jesus, as God (John 1:1, Romans 9:5, Colossians 1:15-20, Titus 2:13) and the Holy Spirit as God (Genesis 1:2, John 4:24). They are separate persons, though (Luke 3:21-23).
The Bible is very clear on the important attributes of God, and we must believe what it tells us. We will never on this earth truly understand God, and one way to describe him is indescribable. However, there is a difference between not understanding what the Bible says about God and understanding it but not believing it. If you believe anything about God that contradicts with what the Bible says about him, then you are not believing in the right God. All you have to do is believe the Bible, and you’ll have the right God.