why we've grouped some questions around God the Father?
Whether or not God is active among nations today is fundamentally a question of God’s providence. When a country is engaged in a geopolitical struggle or even a war, we often find religious leaders and/or institutions being very vocal about [more]Categories: Authority, God the FatherTags: God, God's character, government, Old Testament, providence
The sovereignty of God is a fundamental tenant of Christianity. Merriam-Webster defines sovereignty as “supreme power especially over a body politic, freedom from external control, autonomy, controlling influence”. Within this concept, we might think of the ultimate [more]Categories: God the Father, Reformed/CalvinismTags: God, God's character, providence, sin, TULIP
The pursuit to know God has been mankinds mission for millennia. The reality of man’s pursuit to know God is something the Bible speaks about and is evidence that God exists. The wise writer of Ecclesiastes even made that point9. [more]Categories: God the FatherTags: calling on the Lord, gnosticism, God, gospel, obey, sinners prayer, special revelation, Word of God
There are many things that might cause us to want to hide from God. We might be ashamed of some sin or transgression. Or, we might effectively hide from God due to pride and an unwillingness to acknowledge His authority [more]Categories: God the FatherTags: accountability, God's character, Old Testament, prophets
Priests of God are most often associated with the Catholic religion. That tradition has specific qualifications to become a priest. “Catholic men who have been baptized, have undertaken their confirmation, and are practicing members of their local [more]Categories: Bible Concepts, Catholicism, God the FatherTags: calling on the Lord, egalitarianism, God, Greek words, kingdom, salvation, truth
God has relied on messengers throughout history, but tracking the messengers of God through Scripture reveals some interesting things about God’s character and His word. It also has rather damning implications for “Churches” and individuals making claims about their own [more]Categories: Authority, Bible Concepts, Catholicism, God the Father, ProphetsTags: apostles, definitions, doctrine, Old Testament, prophets, providence, special revelation
A basic understanding of the dwelling of God the Father is an important, fundamental concept to get right. Other religions and beliefs have taught the dwelling of God to be all sorts of places. This includes aspects of the [more]Categories: God the FatherTags: God, God's character, heaven
The concept that God was fully human is a difficult one for mere mortals to grasp. Even the phrase “God incarnate” does not give the full impact. According to Dictionary.com the word incarnate means “embodied in [more]Categories: God the Father, Jesus the SonTags: doctrine, gnosticism, Jesus, original sin
Many today live as though they will never come before God in judgment. But Jesus said, “Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:44) In the [more]Categories: God the Father, SalvationTags: accountability, authority, judgment, salvation
God’s irresistible grace, also referred to as the ‘effectual call’ in the Westminster Confession of Faith, is probably better known as “irresistible grace”. It represents the “I” in “TULIP” – a broader collection of doctrines ascribed [more]Categories: God the Father, Obedience, Reformed/Calvinism, SalvationTags: doctrine, faith, false teaching, God, God's character, grace, providence, salvation, TULIP
The seal of God or ‘God’s seal’ is a term that comes up enough in Scripture to take note. In fact, based on much of the published material about God’s seal, there is too often only [more]Categories: God the Father, SalvationTags: antichrist, authority, doctrine, end times, God, Holy Spirit, judgment, righteousness
Whether or not the Bible is the complete revelation of God has profound implications on Christianity today. If the Bible isn’t the complete revelation of God, then the door remains open to “other” revelation.
“Other” could be other scriptural authority [more]Categories: Authority, God the Father, Holy SpiritTags: authority, Bible, doctrine, false teaching, gospel, Holy Spirit, inspired, miracles, prophets, special revelation, spiritual gifts, truth, Word of God
How worship to God happens and what it actually looks like varies around the world. In fact, others’ offering of worship to God in your own community may look completely different from how you worship.
Of course, there are differences [more]Categories: God the Father, WorshipTags: authority, calling on the Lord, definitions, egalitarianism, Holy Spirit, worship
It may seem like an odd or obvious question, but it’s definitely worth asking. Christian’s should be mindful of who we worship when coming together. More and more evidence in the Evangelical and Christian world today would suggest the [more]Categories: God the Father, The Godhead, WorshipTags: authority, doctrine, God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, worship
Are Christians supposed to gather on a specific day when we worship collectively?
Justin Martyr was born in 100 and was a second-century apologist. Through his writings and the centuries of Christian practice, tradition certainly has [more]Categories: God the Father, WorshipTags: authority, worship
Where we worship God has often been debated through the years. Some hold to the idea that worship must occur in a cathedral — an often ornate structure dedicated to the worship of God. Others don’t take much stock [more]Categories: Authority, God the Father, Holy Spirit, WorshipTags: calling on the Lord, Holy Spirit, Word of God, worship
The word Bible is from the Greek and Latin meaning “book” or “books”. The Christian Bible as we know it is made up of two Testaments or Covenants (Old and New) that together might also be referred to as [more]Categories: Authority, God the FatherTags: authority, Bible, doctrine, gospel, inspired, Old Testament, Scripture, special revelation, truth, Word of God
Has the God of the universe changed over time? Is God’s character subject to “evolving” the same way that you and I would develop over time? God’s character not changing is sometimes described as the immutability of God [more]Categories: God the FatherTags: authority, doctrine, God, God's character, Old Testament, special revelation, truth