The Daily Link: Who Is God?

God is the premiere person and ultimate reality in the universe. The Bible begins and ends with God. “In the beginning God…then cometh the end…that God may be all in all” (Genesis 1:1, 1 Corinthians 15: 24, 28, King James Bible). God is the Creator-Redeemer. Creation came out of God, history moves along in terms of His redemptive plan, and that plan will successfully conclude when God becomes everything to everyone. In short, God is sovereign, which means He governs what He created.

Unlike the disinterested gods of the nations, God loves humanity, is intimately involved in its activities and reveals Himself to it through the dual revelation of nature and Sacred Scripture. God is greater than His creation (Job 36:26, King James Bible), which means He is outside and over it. God is also good. According to Noah Webster, in his 1828 dictionary, God and good are written the same in the Saxon language (Webster, 1828). The English word “God” is Anglo-Saxon, and they saw God and good as correlative terms, the source of all human happiness. The Hebrew word translated God is Elohim, a plural noun, a Hebrew figure of speech known as the Plural of Majesty, which speaks of the glory, the greatness, the goodness, the love, the righteousness, and the sovereignty of the one true and living God. God has no equal.

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