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Who is God – God is present – ‫ربنا موجود‬

God is the eternal, all present, all powerful, supreme


creator and sustainer of the entire universe. God is one.
God is a holy spirit. God sent his word in the form of human
body (Jesus Christ). There is no difference between the
feature (character) of Jesus and God. The holy spirit of God
fills and descends on people during baptism, during
anointing of priests. So the three features or characters of
God are the same and are one: God in heaven, the Holy
Spirit and Jesus Christ the son (the word of God).

God is a loving, kind, merciful being who wants to share


His magnificent existence by reproducing Himself through
man. Psalm 19:1; 50:1, 6-7 Isaiah 44:6; Nehemiah 9:6,
16-17 John 1:12-13; 3:16; 4:8; Romans I:20; Colossians
I:16; Hebrews 1:1-2; 1 John 3:1-2 2. BIBLE The whole
Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God containing His
plan of salvation, and the record of His participation in
history. The Bible is God's revelation of knowledge that man
cannot discover for himself. It is the foundation of
knowledge, and the guidebook of life. The Old and New
Testaments comprise God's written Word, which forms the
basis of Christianity as taught ...
(Acts 4:12 "And there is salvation in no one else; for there
is no other name under heaven that has been given among
men, by which we must be saved.")

So at the name of Jesus alone, we can be saved, and at the


name of Jesus every knee will bow, exactly like they bow to
the Father in Romans 14:9-12.

In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the


Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine
perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in
the great work of redemption. Genesis 17:1; Exodus 20:2-
3; 15:11; Psalm 83:18; 90:2; 147:5; Jeremiah 10:10;
Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:30; John 4:24; 10:30; 15:26;
17:5; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 11:23; 1Corinthians 12:10-11;
8:6; 12:4-6; 2Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 4:6;
Philippians 2:5-6; 1Timothy 1:17; 1John 5:7; Revelation
4:11

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person (character


or feature); equal with God the Father and God the Son
and of the same nature.

A simple reading of these verses would convince anyone of


Trinity! John 1:1 and John 20:28, where Thomas said to
Jesus, "My Lord and My God" where Jesus is called God and
Mt 28:18-19 where we are commanded to be baptized in
the name of three different persons. Although these verses
do not teach the developed 4th century trinity doctrine, they
more than teach the deity of Christ and the personality of
the Holy Spirit. God Is One, Not Three THE Bible teaching
that God is one is called monotheism.

JESUS CHRIST is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity,


eternally born of the Father. He became man, and thus He
is at once fully God and fully man. His coming to earth was
foretold in the Old Testament by the prophets.

Because Jesus Christ is at the heart of Christianity, the


Orthodox Church has given more attention to knowing Him
than to anything or anyone else. In reciting the Nicene
Creed, Orthodox Christians regularly affirm the historic faith
concerning Jesus as they say, "I believe. in one Lord
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only begotten,
begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light,
true God of true God; begotten, not made; of one
essence with the Father; by Whom all things were
made; Who for us men and for our salvation came
down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy
Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; and
was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and
suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose
again ...

"And being assembled together with them, He commanded


them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the
Promise of the Father, ‘which,' He said, ‘you have heard
from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall
be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.'"
(Acts 1:4-5). "But you shall receive power when the Holy
Spirit has come upon you." (Acts 1:8). All of this was in
fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies which said, "For
out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD
from Jerusalem." (Isa. 2:3; Micah 4:2). The apostles
received the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost as recorded
in Acts 2:1-4. "They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and
began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them
utterance." (Verse 4). Thus, they began to proclaim by
inspiration the will or law of God as Jesus had declared.

Book of Revelation states, ".if anyone adds anything to


them, God will add to him the plagues described in this
book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of
prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree
of life."

"Who has known the mind of God EXCEPT the Spirit who is
from God?" John 10:27

Does God exist?


The complexity of our planet points to a deliberate Designer
who not only created our universe, but sustains it today.

Many examples showing God's design could be given,


possibly with no end. But here are a few:

The human brain...simultaneously processes an amazing


amount of information. Your brain takes in all the colors and
objects you see, the temperature around you, the pressure
of your feet against the floor, the sounds around you, the
dryness of your mouth, even the texture of your keyboard.
Your brain holds and processes all your emotions, thoughts
and memories. At the same time your brain keeps track of
the ongoing functions of your body like your breathing
pattern, eyelid movement, hunger and movement of the
muscles in your hands.

The human brain processes more than a million messages a


second. Your brain weighs the importance of all this data,
filtering out the relatively unimportant. This screening
function is what allows you to focus and operate effectively
in your world. The brain functions differently than other
organs. There is an intelligence to it, the ability to reason, to
produce feelings, to dream and plan, to take action, and
relate to other people.

The eye...can distinguish among seven million colors. It has


automatic focusing and handles an astounding 1.5 million
messages -- simultaneously. Evolution focuses on mutations
and changes from and within existing organisms. Yet
evolution alone does not fully explain the initial source of
the eye or the brain. Thus this proofs God is present.
Does God exist? Unlike any other revelation of God,
Jesus Christ is the clearest, most specific picture
of God revealing himself to us.

‫صرح يسوع المسيح بشكل علني أنه الله مما أثر ذلك على من هم حوله‬
‫ "فمن أجل هذا كان اليهود يطلبون أكثر‬: ‫فيقول الكتاب المقدس‬
‫ لنه لم ينقض السبت فقط بل قال أيضا ً أن الله أبوه‬.‫أن يقتلوه‬
18 :5 ‫ يوحنا‬.‫معادل ً نفسه بالله‬

Why Jesus? Look throughout the major world religions and


you'll find that Buddha, Muhammad, Confucius and Moses
all identified themselves as teachers or prophets. None of
them ever claimed to be equal to God. Surprisingly, Jesus
did. That is what sets Jesus apart from all the others. He
said God exists and you're looking at him. Though he talked
about his Father in heaven, it was not from the position of
separation, but of very close union, unique to all
humankind. Jesus said that anyone who had seen Him had
seen the Father, anyone who believed in him, believed in
the Father.

He said, "I am the light of the world, he who follows me will


not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."15 He
claimed attributes belonging only to God: to be able to
forgive people of their sin, free them from habits of sin, give
people a more abundant life and give them eternal life in
heaven. Unlike other teachers who focused people on their
words, Jesus pointed people to himself. He did not say,
"follow my words and you will find truth." He said, "I am the
way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father but
through me."16

‫لقد صّرح يسوع بوضوح أنه يتمتع بصفات ل يملكها ال ّ الله وحده‬.
‫عندما أتى رجل مشلول يريد من يسوع أن يشفيه "أخبره يسوع" يا إبني مغفورة لك‬
‫خطاياك وقد أثر ذلك على القادة الدينيين الذين قالوا في قلوبهم "لماذا يتحدث هذا‬
‫دف " الله وحده يمكن أن يغفر الخطايا‬ ّ ‫الرجل بهذه الطريقة إنه يج‬.

John 10:30, “I and the Father are one.”

Look at the Jews’ reaction to His statement, “‘We are not


stoning you for any of these,’ replied the Jews, ‘but for
blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God’”
(John 10:33). The Jews understood Jesus’ statement as a
claim to be God. In the following verses, Jesus never
corrects the Jews by saying, “I did not claim to be God.”
That indicates Jesus was truly saying He was God by
declaring, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30)

John 8:58 is another example: “‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus
answered, ‘before Abraham was born, I am!’” Again, in
response, the Jews took up stones in an attempt to stone
Jesus (John 8:59). Jesus’ announcing His identity as “I am”
is a direct application of the Old Testament name for God
(Exodus 3:14). Why would the Jews again want to stone
Jesus if He had not said something they believed to be
blasphemous, namely, a claim to be God?

John 1:1 says “the Word was God.” John 1:14 says “the
Word became flesh.” This clearly indicates that Jesus is God
in the flesh. Thomas the disciple declared to Jesus, “My Lord
and my God” (John 20:28). Jesus does not correct him. The
apostle Paul describes Him as, “…our great God and Savior,
Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). The apostle Peter says the same,
“…our God and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:1). God the
Father is witness of Jesus’ full identity as well, “But about
the Son he says, ‘Your throne, O God, will last forever and
ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your
kingdom.’” Old Testament prophecies of Christ announce His
deity, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the
government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince
of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
The most important reason that Jesus has to be God is that
if He is not God, His death would not have been sufficient to
pay the penalty for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
Only God could pay such an infinite penalty (Romans 5:8; 2
Corinthians 5:21). Jesus had to be God so that He could pay
our debt. Jesus had to be man so He could die. Salvation is
available only through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus’ deity is
why He is the only way of salvation. Jesus’ deity is why He
proclaimed, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

One God, one Lord


As monotheists, Muslims, Christians, and Jews all agree that there is only
one true God. Jesus Himself upheld monotheism. When asked for the
greatest command, Jesus responded, “. . . The Lord our God, the Lord is
one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all
your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:29-
30).
The angel told the Virgin Mary:

“‘Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!’ But


she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to
discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the
angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have
found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in
your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name
Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the
Most High. . . . of his kingdom there will be no end.’
And Mary said to the angel, ‘How will this be, since I
am a virgin?’ And the angel answered her, ‘The Holy
Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most
High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be
born will be called holy—the Son of God’” (Luke 1:26-
35).
Previously, God had spoken to man through His prophets,
but then He sent One from Himself:
"In the past God spoke to our forefathers by the
prophets at many times and in various ways. But in
these last days He has spoken to us by His Son whom
He has appointed heir of all things, and through whom
He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's
glory and the exact representation of His being,
sustaining all things by His powerful word. After he had
provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right
hand of the Majesty in the heaven" (Hebrews 1:1-3).

Man’s testimony that Jesus is divine


Is Jesus really God’s Son? When people witnessed His miracles, teaching,
death, and resurrection, they believed and testified that He was divine: “And
we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of
the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in
him, and he in God” (1 John 4:14-15).

• Followers of Jesus testified after he calmed a storm: “And when they


got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped
him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God’” (Matthew 14:32-33).

• Peter, Jesus’ disciple, testified: “Now when Jesus came into the
district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people
say that the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say John the
Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’
He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Simon Peter
replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus
answered him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and
blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven’”
(Matthew 16:13-17).

• A woman testified: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the


life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and
everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you
believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the
Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world’" (John 11:25-
27).

• Military officer and soldiers who were guarding Jesus at his death on
the cross testified: “When the centurion and those who were with
him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took
place, they were filled with awe and said, ‘Truly this was the Son of
God!’” (Matthew 27:54).

• Thomas testified after God raised Jesus from the dead: “Now
Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when
Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord.’
But he said to them, ‘Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails,
and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into
his side, I will never believe.’ Eight days later, his disciples were
inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were
locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with
you.’ Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my
hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not
disbelieve, but believe.’ Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my
God!’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen
me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.’
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples,
which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you
may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by
believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:24-31).

God the Father’s testimony

• God testified at Jesus’ baptism: "This is my beloved Son in whom I


am well pleased" (Matthew 3:17; see also Luke 9:35).

• God’s testimony is truth: “If we receive the testimony of men, the


testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he
has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God
has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has
made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that
God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that
God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the
Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have
life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of
God that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:9-13).

Question: "Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?"

Answer: The Muslim and Christian views of God have many similarities.
Muslims and Christians agree that there is one God who is the Creator of
everything in the universe. Both view God as sovereign, omnipotent,
omniscient, omnipresent, holy, just, and righteous. In these ways, the
Christian and Muslim views of God are the same. However, there are also
significant differences between Islam and Christianity’s view of God. While
Allah (Allah is the Muslim and Arabic word for God) possesses the
attributes of love, mercy, and grace, Allah does not demonstrate these
attributes in the same manner, or to the same degree, as the God of
Christianity.

The most important difference, though, between the Muslim and Christian
view of God is the concept of the Trinity. Christians believe that God has
revealed Himself as one God in three Persons: God the Father, the Son of
God (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.

God’s Son became a human being, Jesus Christ, to take away the penalty
and power of sin by dying on the cross. After rising from the dead, Jesus
went back to heaven to be with His Father. He sent His Spirit to teach men
the truth through His Word, the Bible. One day, Christ will return to judge
the earth; those who have trusted in Him will go to heaven, but those who
have rejected Him must be separated in hell from the holy God.

Therefore, the belief in the Trinity is essential to the Christian faith. Without
the Trinity, there is no incarnation of God in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Without Jesus Christ, there is no salvation for sin. Without salvation, sin
condemns all to hell. In Islam, Allah is not triune and does not have a son.
Therefore, because of this key disagreement with the Christian faith,
Muslims are not worshipping the God of Christianity.

What proof did Jesus give for claiming to be divine?


He did what people can't do. Jesus performed miracles. He
healed people...blind, crippled, deaf, even raised a couple of
people from the dead. He had power over objects...created
food out of thin air, enough to feed crowds of several
thousand people. He performed miracles over
nature...walked on top of a lake, commanding a raging
storm to stop for some friends. People everywhere followed
Jesus, because he constantly met their needs, doing the
miraculous. He said if you do not want to believe what I'm
telling you, you should at least believe in me based on the
miracles you're seeing.

Jesus Christ showed God to be gentle, loving, aware of our


self-centeredness and shortcomings, yet deeply wanting a
relationship with us. Jesus revealed that although God views
us as sinners, worthy of his punishment, his love for us
ruled and God came up with a different plan. God himself
took on the form of man and accepted the punishment for
our sin on our behalf. Sounds ludicrous? Perhaps, but many
loving fathers would gladly trade places with their child in a
cancer ward if they could. The Bible says that the reason we
would love God is because he first loved us.

Jesus died in our place so we could be forgiven. Of all the


religions known to humanity, only through Jesus will you
see God reaching toward humanity, providing a way for us
to have a relationship with him. Jesus proves a divine heart
of love, meeting our needs, drawing us to himself. Because
of Jesus' death and resurrection, he offers us a new life
today. We can be forgiven, fully accepted by God and
genuinely loved by God. He says, "I have loved you with an
everlasting love, therefore I have continued my faithfulness
to you."18 This is God, in action.

Does God exist? If you want to know, investigate Jesus


Christ. We're told that "God so loved the world that he gave
his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish
but have eternal life."

God does not force us to believe in him, though he could.


Instead, he has provided sufficient proof of his existence for
us to willingly respond to him. The earth's perfect distance
from the sun, the unique chemical properties of water, the
human brain, DNA, the number of people who attest to
knowing God, the gnawing in our hearts and minds to
determine if God is there, the willingness for God to be
known through Jesus Christ

Can I see God?

We cannot see God face to face but we can see him from
the beautiful creation of his work. When you see beautiful
landscape, you saw God, when you see beautiful eyes you
saw God.

God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your


life.

God created you. Not only that, he loves you so much that
he wants you to know him now and spend eternity with him.
Jesus said, "For God so loved the world that he gave his
only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not
perish but have eternal life."

Jesus came so that each of us could know and understand


God in a personal way. Jesus alone can bring meaning and
purpose to life.

All of us sin and our sin has separated us from God.

We sense that separation, that distance from God because


of our sin. The Bible tells us that "All of us like sheep have
gone astray; each of us has turned to his own way."2

Deep down, our attitude may be one of active rebellion or


passive indifference toward God and his ways, but it's all
evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
The result of sin in our lives is death -- spiritual separation
from God. Although we may try to get close to God through
our own effort, we inevitably fail.

Jesus Christ is God's only provision for our sin.


Through him we can know and experience God's love
and plan for our life.

We deserve to pay for our own sin. The problem is, the
payment is death. So that we would not have to die
separated from God, out of his love for us, Jesus Christ died
in our place. On the cross, Jesus took all of our sin on
himself and completely, fully paid for it. "For Christ also died
for sins...the just for the unjust, so that he might bring us to
God."4 "...he saved us, not because of righteous things we
had done, but because of his mercy."5 Because of Jesus'
death on the cross, our sin doesn't have to separate us from
God any longer.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his


only Son, so that everyone who believes in
him will not perish but have eternal life."6

Jesus not only died for our sin, he rose from


the dead.7 When he did, he proved beyond
doubt that he can rightfully promise eternal
life -- that he is the Son of God and the only
means by which we can know God. That is why Jesus said,
"I am the way, the truth and the life; no one can come to
the Father except through me."8
Instead of trying harder to reach God, he tells us how we
can begin a relationship with him right now. Jesus says,
"Come to me." "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and
drink. Whoever believes in me... out of his heart will flow
rivers of living water."9 It was Jesus' love for us that caused
him to endure the cross. And he now invites us to come to
him, that we might begin a personal relationship with God.

Just knowing what Jesus has done for us and what he is


offering us is not enough. To have a relationship with God,
we need to welcome him into our life...

Catalogue and List of Divine Titles of God

God’s name was YHWH (Yahweh or Jehovah). For Christians the


name of God is JESUS! "And there is salvation in no one else; for
there is no other name under heaven that has been given among
men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12) Certainly the Jews
never foresaw the time when YHWH would no longer be used as the
name for God and it would be replace with Jesus! But actually, in
God’s providence, the Jews were actually part of the change.

God is light, God is holy, God is eternal, and God is present.


Posted in scribd by Viviansteven (read my other publications).

Source: different publications from internet as

Does God exist? Here are six straight-forward reasons to believe that
God is really there. By Marilyn Adamson

Note: Note: I’m sinner and do not deserve the honor of speaking
about God himself, my only excuse is that I loved him all my life.