Attributes of God Session 6 - Communicable Attributes

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ATTRIBUTES OF GOD – SESSION 6:

ATTRIBUTES OF GOD – SESSION 6 Logos Educators Network

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God THE MENTAL ATTRIBUTES Knowledge . This is God’s omniscience by which God, in an entirely unique manner, knows himself and all things actual and possible. He is fully acquainted with the hidden essence of things, to which the knowledge of man cannot penetrate.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Wisdom This is God’s intelligence as manifested in the adoption of means to an end. Wisdom is the application of the knowledge of God to achieve a goal. The relationship between God’s knowledge and God’s wisdom. God’s infinite knowledge comprehends all things by one intuitive glance of his infinite mind. Attributes of God which find some reflection in humankind who were created in God’s image . His infinite wisdom directs these things to the proper end for which he gave them in their being.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God THE MORAL ATTRIBUTES OF GOD Goodness The attribute of God which prompts him to deal bounteously and kindly with all his creatures. This is not so much a goodness of character but God’s goodness in action . God’s goodness is seen in his “ common grace ” which is bestowed on all men.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Love The love of God means that God eternally gives himself to others in order to bring about blessing and good. All the blessings of salvation are the fruits of God’s love. Three expressions of God’s love: Grace : The unmerited favor of God to those who have forfeited it and are by nature condemned. Mercy : The love of God toward those in misery and distress. Patience : God’s love by which he endures evil men in spite of their disobedience and seeks to lead them to repentance.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Holiness This is the attribute of God by which he is absolutely distinct from all his creatures and is exalted above them in majesty. In his holiness, he eternally maintains his own moral excellence , abhors sin and demands purity in his moral creatures. . It is the attribute of God most worshipped in heaven . In the presence of God’s holiness, man feels himself burdened with a conscience of sin .

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Righteousness and Justice God always acts in accordance with what is right and is himself the final standard of what is right. God’s righteousness and justice may be seen in three ways: Rectitude : God institutes a moral order and imposes a just law on man and will one day judge all men. Remuneration : This refers to the distribution of rewards to both men and angels. Retribution : This relates to the infliction of penalties and is an expression of divine wrath toward the wicked.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Veracity This is the truthfulness of God by which he is true to himself, in his revelation and in his relation to his people. God’s righteousness and justice may be seen in three ways: Rectitude : God institutes a moral order and imposes a just law on man and will one day judge all men. Remuneration : This refers to the distribution of rewards to both men and angels. Retribution : This relates to the infliction of penalties and is an expression of divine wrath toward the wicked.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God THE VOLITIONAL ATTRIBUTES Sovereign Will This is God’s directing of the events of the universe in accordance with his plan. Included in his sovereign will is the freedom of God whereby God does whatever he pleases.. This is not so much a goodness of character but God’s goodness in action . God’s goodness is seen in his “ common grace ” which is bestowed on all men.

Attributes of God:

Attributes of God Sovereign Power God is able to execute his sovereign will. Omnipotence does not imply that God can do everything. He cannot sin, lie, change, or deny himself. Omnipotence means that God can realize whatever he has decided to accomplish.

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