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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Nature and Attributes of God
God cannot be classified or defined, as contingent beings are classified and defined; for there is no aspect of being in which He is perfectly similar to the finite, and consequently no genus in which He can be included.
But God is infinitely perfect and is necessarily what He is. It is true that some attributes by which certain aspects of Divine perfection are described are hypothetlcal or relative, in the sense that they presuppose the contingent fact of creation: omnipresence, for example, presupposes the actual existence of spatial beings.
God first destines a man to glory antecedently to any foreseen merits, and consequently upon this decrees to give the efficacious grace by which it is obtained.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06612a.htm   (5893 words)

 The Extradimensional Nature of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
God must be able to operate in all of those ten dimensions plus more in order to have created the universe.
Even though there is only one cube god, they come to the conclusion that there are three gods, because the god each saw appeared differently to each person in their two-dimensional world.
God sent Jesus, His son, to show us God firsthand in the form of a man, so that we could experience the love of God directly (12).
www.godandscience.org /apologetics/xdimgod.html   (1938 words)

 The Nature of God
God is the only thing that had no beginning, that was not created by something else.
A deistic god is one that would distance itself from that which it creates, one the would not get involved in the activities of the things it created.
God transcends that which He created, i.e., He "goes beyond" that which He created, He is not limited to, He is not bound by that which He created.
www.godonthe.net /evidence/atribute.htm   (733 words)

 The Nature Of God
So you see, God had originally put Lucifer and his angelic kingdom in a earthly paradise just as he did with Adam and Eve, but due to sinful pride and arrogance He had to punish them, and then they had to experience the wrath of God.
In the book of Genesis we read where God chose a man called Abram, who was later called Abraham, to be the Father of a group of people who came to be known as Israelites or Jews.
It is important that we realize that the children of Satan are enemies of God, because ever since God disciplined Satan he has been actively and enthusiastically doing everything in his power to thwart the plans of Almighty God.
www.steveholder.com /natureofGod.html   (1212 words)

 The Nature of God
God is eternally and infinitely perfect; he cannot personally know imperfection as his own experience, but he does share the consciousness of all the experience of imperfectness of all the struggling creatures of the evolutionary universes of all the Paradise Creator Sons.
It is wrong to think of God as being coaxed into loving his children because of the sacrifices of his Sons or the intercession of his subordinate creatures, "for the Father himself loves you." It is in response to this paternal affection that God sends the marvelous Adjusters to indwell the minds of men.
The erroneous supposition that the righteousness of God was irreconcilable with the selfless love of the heavenly Father, presupposed absence of unity in the nature of Deity and led directly to the elaboration of the atonement doctrine, which is a philosophic assault upon both the unity and the free-willness of God.
toraor.net /download/urantiabook/ubpaper002.html   (4834 words)

 The Nature of God
Natural Theology deals with what can be known about the existence and nature of God by natural reason, apart from any supernatural revelation.
God's knowledge is more perfect because He does not have to know things discursively through their causes but knows them directly and intuitively (Summa Theologica, 1a.14.7 ad 3,4).
God's knowledge of all things in Himself does not mean that He only knows other things in general but not in particular.
www.ovrlnd.com /Apologetics/NatureOfGod.html   (4642 words)

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Please note: throughout this leaflet God is referred to as 'He' rather than 'She' or 'It'.
This implies that God is a being rather than an object but is not intended to imply maleness - God is surely beyond any concept of gender.
As a token of His mercy, however, and as a proof of His loving-kindness, He hath manifested unto men the Day Stars of His divine guidance, the Symbols of His divine unity, and hath ordained the knowledge of these sanctified Beings to be identical with the knowledge of His own Self.
bahai-library.com /?file=warwick_nature_god   (1132 words)

 Christianity & the nature of God's creative activity
God is not in the gaps, but in every place, whether it appears to us full or empty.
God is said through Christ to be "sustaining all things by his powerful word" so that "in him all things hold together" (Hebrews 1:3; Colossians 1:17).
God himself sustains the Universe in existence so that if it were possible for God to die, at that moment the Universe would fall into nothingness...The Universe is not in any sense necessary for the existence of God, but God is necessary for the continued existence of the Universe.
www.christianity.co.nz /scienc12.htm   (967 words)

 How Cruel is Nature? - Does God Exist? - SepOct95
Skeptics frequently respond to design arguments for the existence of God by citing the cruelty of the natural world as a contradiction to the nature of God.
It is exceedingly difficult to observe nature without influencing it, and speculations about the cruelty of nature with such unusual influences are rarely valid.
Nature is mostly symbiotic, mostly merciful, mostly understandable, and always wise.
www.doesgodexist.org /SeptOct95/HowCruel.html   (869 words)

 Who is Nature's God?
I hold (without appeal to revelation) that when we take a view of the Universe, in it's [sic] parts general or particular, it is impossible for the human mind not to perceive and feel a conviction of design, consummate skill, and indefinite power in every atom of it's [sic] composition.
Deists were characterized by a belief in God as a creator and "believed only those Christian doctrines that could meet the test of reason."[18] Deists did not believe in miracles, revealed religion, the authority of the clergy, or the divinity of Jesus.
That Jefferson included God in the "Declaration of Independence" is very significant because it helped lay the foundation for a civil religion in America.
history.hanover.edu /hhr/hhr93_1.html   (905 words)

 Booklet > Who Is God? > God's Nature and Character   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In any discussion about who and what God is, we must not lose sight of the most important truth about God—that God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son are Beings of infinite love.
John perfectly summarized Their divine character and nature when he wrote that "God is love" (1 John 4:8, 16).
God not only wants to grant us the priceless gift of eternal life, He wants to share all things with us in His divine family (Hebrews 2:6-8; Romans 8:16-17).
www.ucg.org /booklets/WG/godsnature.htm   (415 words)

 Nature of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This produces the Ideas in the realm of Pure Light, so that their Nature is Light; also they are purely God, taking on what might be called the Intelligent Aspect of God.
Besides, what we call exposition or analysis is of the nature of distinction; things are known by how and to what extent they differ.
In the same way, all that is above the mental Akasha is God, whether it is explained, or described or referred to in various manners and by different words.
www.uvm.edu /~gundiee/Tom/spirit/docs/god.html   (386 words)

 The Nature of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"Nature" describes what God is. Whereas "personhood" identifies who God is. We will begin by looking at the nature of God.
In this graphic the circle on the left is representing the nature of God.
Remember that the nature of God is common to all three persons of the trinity.
members.aol.com /cyministry/GodsNature.html   (212 words)

 Nature Of God
God created us in His own image and likeness (Genesis 1:26) and we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
As I worship God, He touches my heart and reveals Himself to me in a very special way - that is, in nature, our environment.
God could; that is why we have Jesus Christ.
www.allaboutgod.com /nature-of-god.htm   (461 words)

 Forms of Design and the Nature of God - Does God Exist? - MayJun98
The shape of the curves of your finger print or the way water goes down the drain is not a matter of strength, and even if it were there is no special advantage strength-wise to the spiral.
When we discussed intuitive design we pointed out that in the natural world there are large numbers of variables which all have to be "right" for a given event or entity to exist.
The huge number of variables that have been discovered to exist pose a major problem for those who wish to believe that chance is the cause of all we see.
www.doesgodexist.org /MayJun98/FormsOfDesignAndTheNatureOfGod.html   (1566 words)

 God and Nature
God creates just one creature (the first intelligence), which creates the second intelligence, which creates the third intelligence......which creates the Giver of Forms to the sublunar world.
The aim of natural science is not to discover the inner nature (or hidden causes) of things, but rather to discover the norms that God has chosen to impose on his action in the world.
In the ordinary course of nature God's manner of giving esse-as-such to natural effects is to act with created agents as a concurring immediate cause of their own proper effects.
www.nd.edu /~afreddos/courses/301/nature.htm   (2137 words)

 God's Existence and Nature by Seth Brotherton
The prime attribute of God must be the very first attribute that is known about him, and it must be the source of the rest of his attributes, in our mind.
If God could be changed He would have to be changed by another being, and thus He would be dependent on another being.
But this means that He is identical with His nature, otherwise there would be a distinction in God between His essence and His existence and this would result in Him having parts.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/p21.htm   (1961 words)

 Booklet > Who Is God? > The Personal Nature of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The one who became Jesus Christ, declared to be on the same plane of existence as God the Father, was born as a human being and perceived by and through the physical senses of human beings—particularly His early inner core of disciples, including the very one who wrote these words, John.
The apostle Paul tells us: "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
God the Father is the undisputed Head of the family.
www.ucg.org /booklets/WG/natureofgod.htm   (1611 words)

 The True Nature of God - Book - Andrew Wommack Ministries
This book will trace God's dealings with man all the way from the Garden of Eden to the present and show one consistent nature of God through it all.
Misunderstandings about the nature and character of the Lord have made it easy for the devil to cause us to doubt God and the promises of His Word.
The results of heeding this message will be a newfound understanding of the true nature of God that will undoubtedly generate a new love and trust for the Lord; to really know God is to love Him.
www.awmi.net /store/usa/books/308   (265 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
God and the Pope discuss the film and settle whether or not the Pope said, "It is as it was".
God reminds the President that the only after-life for humans is to live in the mind and heart of living humans.
God makes it clear that the only true revelation of God is that of nature.
www.to-natures-god.net   (8229 words)

 God or Nature II
We stated last week that God desired the plagues to contain “God’s” warnings, and did so in two manners: 1) via predictions (the first two in each set) or through their undeniable, Divine nature, as God delivered the third plague of each set, unannounced.
For a love of God, means we understand and admire the wisdom that He embedded in the universe, arriving at a positive draw (love) towards the Source of the universe: it requires we use our minds to apprehend truths.
The Rabbi explained that as Adam and Eve possessed all foods essential to their lives, and yet, violated God’s command for the unnecessary fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, displaying an aspect of human nature that strives for what is not needed.
www.mesora.org /GodorNatureII.htm   (1399 words)

 Mormon beliefs:: God
There are many different beliefs about the nature of God in our modern world.
Mormons have a very clear concept of God, and especially a clearly defined idea about the relationship between God the Father, Jesus Christ, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
But Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who came on the earth to save all men and women that accept Him and follow His commandments.
www.whymormonism.org /nature_god_mormonism.html   (449 words)

Human limitations, potential evil, are not a part of the divine nature, but mortal experience with evil and all man's relations thereto are most certainly a part of God's ever-expanding self-realization in the children of time--creatures of moral responsibility who have been created or evolved by every Creator Son going out from Paradise.
After all, the greatest evidence of the goodness of God and the supreme reason for loving him is the indwelling gift of the Father--the Adjuster who so patiently awaits the hour when you both shall be eternally made one.
The affectionate heavenly Father, whose spirit indwells his children on earth, is not a divided personality--one of justice and one of mercy--neither does it require a mediator to secure the Father's favor or forgiveness.
www.urantia.org /papers/paper2.html   (4870 words)

 The Nature of God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This site is designed to explore the Nature of God as it exists in different religions.
In this section, we'll consider the different ways that God is viewed in the "Abraham" traditions.
The concept of God has not been restricted to religion alone.
members.aol.com /gwerner200   (293 words)

 Nature God - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nature God (or Nature Goddess) is a deification of a natural phenomenon or force of nature.
For example, Thor is considered a Nature God because he is a deification of thunder.
This page was last modified 22:23, 19 December 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nature_God   (63 words)

 EPM Resources - The Nature of God
On page 57 of Heaven you say "Before the Fall, God came to Eden to visit with Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:8)." This passage refers to God walking in the Garden after Adam and Eve have fallen, but before God has confronted them.
So is this one (post-Fall) verse sufficient to establish that God was in the habit of visiting with Adam and Eve in the Garden?
Since God is all knowing, all powerful, and eternal, did He know when He created Adam and Eve...
www.epm.org /resources-god_nature.html   (345 words)

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