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Attributes of God: Omnipotence

May 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Omnipotence Why does God allow people to become sick? Why do we suffer at the hands of others or face personal tragedy? In his book entitled When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner answers questions like these by saying that God allows such things because He cannot stop them. According to...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/5/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org May 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Sovereignty

February 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Sovereignty Shortly after terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Chicago Sun-Times asked leaders from a variety of religious traditions to answer this question: “Why didn’t God intervene?” Some said that the reason was because God couldn’t intervene. Others made...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/2/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org February 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Immutability

March 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Immutability The words to the beloved hymn “Abide With Me” were written by Howard F. Lyte as he was dying of tuberculosis. In this song he declares: Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not,...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/3/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org March 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Unity

July 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Unity As different as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are, they do have one thing in common. Each affirms that there is only one God. Christians, however, believe that the one God exists in a unity of three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the eyes of Judaism and Islam, this belief amounts to...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/7/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org July 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Incomprehensible

December 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Incomprehensible With obvious pride, Henry Ford once told a visitor to the Ford Motor Company the exact number of parts in one of the automobiles that had just been completed on the assembly line. “There are exactly four thousand, seven hundred and nineteen parts in that model,” he declared as he pointed...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/12/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org December 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Omniscience

June 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Omniscience Does God know what kind of day you had yesterday? Does He know what kind of day you are having today? More importantly, does He know what kind of day you will have tomorrow? The answer to these questions relates to the divine attribute of omniscience. To say that God is omniscient implies that...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/6/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org June 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Independence

January 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Independence Some people like to remind themselves, “He’s God and I’m not.” In essence, this describes the attribute of God known as independence. When we say that God is independent, we mean that He is self-existent. He is a living being—not a philosophical concept or an impersonal force—distinct from...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/1/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org January 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Holiness

September 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Holiness “Suppose for a moment you were allowed to enter heaven without holiness,” the nineteenth-century evangelical leader J. C. Ryle once asked. “What would you do? What possible enjoyment would you feel there? To which of all the saints would you join yourself, and by whose side would you sit down?

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/9/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org September 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Gracious

November 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Gracious When Jonah was commanded to go Nineveh and prophesy to Israel’s arch-enemies the Assyrians, he tried to travel as far in the other direction as was humanly possible (Jonah 1:3). The ruthlessness of Assyria’s armies was legendary, but actually that was not what bothered Jonah. He was afraid of...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/11/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org November 1, 2004

Attributes of God: Goodness

August 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Goodness A popular worship chorus declares: “God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He’s so good to me.” The divine attribute of goodness refers primarily to who God is and only secondarily to what He does. Of course, the two are related— God does good because He is good. God does not measure...

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https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2004/8/theology-matters/
todayintheword.org August 1, 2004

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