F1 Definition: beyond what we can conceive. He is greater and higher, with greater power and being than we can understand. It also deals with not being known and unknowable. But, God reaches out and reveals Himself in many ways.
F2 Unknown and beyond our comprehension
H1 2 Chronicles 2:6 NLT But who can really build him a worthy home? Not even the highest heavens can contain him! So who am I to consider building a Temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices to him?
H2 Job 37:23 NIV The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
H1 Amos 3:7 NLT Indeed, the Sovereign LORD never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.
H2 John 15:15 NLT I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
F3 Without God’s revealing Himself, we could not know Him or about Him. God revealing Himself
G1 Through creation: Romans 1:18-20 NIV The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
G2 Through revelation
H1 Directly: Deuteronomy 5:24 NIV And you said, "The LORD our God has shown us his glory and his majesty, and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen that a person can live even if God speaks with them.
H2 Indirectly: Daniel 2:28 NIV but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come. Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind as you were lying in bed are these.
G3 Through Jesus: John 17:25-26 NIV Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.
G4 Through provision: Acts 14:17 NIV Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.
F3 Even though He is transcendent, He is also immanent or close to all:
G1 Isaiah 57:15 NIV For this is what the high and exalted One says--he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
G2 Luke 19:10 NIV For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
F1 Definition: He is the only being who is God.
F2 He is the one and only.
F3 He is perfect in all His attributes. We have attributes as love, mercy, knowledge, etc. but only God has the highest amount possible, is perfect, is complete, and lacking nothing.
F3 Some verses:
G1 Isaiah 40:25 NIV To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.
G2 Exodus 8:10 NIV "Tomorrow," Pharaoh said. Moses replied, "It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the LORD our God.
G3 1 Timothy 1:17 NIV Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
C2 God’s beliefs
(A few theology books that I align with are BIBLE DOCTRINES Beliefs That Matter by MARK G. CAMBRON, D.D. and Study of Theology from Grace Bible Church Gillette, WY, Torrey's Topical Textbook (look up a topic and the Bible verses are on popup), The Topical Concordance, Great Doctrines of the Bible By Rev. William Evans, etc . I cannot vouch for the websites or books perfectly. I have found them helpful. There are others online for sale or free use. As always, be a Berean: Acts 17:11 NLT And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul's message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth).
D1 On Himself (What the Bible teaches about God)
D2 Angelology (What the Bible teaches about angels)
D3 Bibliology (What is taught about the Bible)
D4 Christology (What the Bible teaches about Jesus)
D5 Creation (What the Bible teaches about creation/origins)
D6 Ecclesiology (What the Bible teaches about the church)
D7 Eschatology (What the Bible teaches about the future)
D8 Evangelism (What the Bible teaches about preaching the Gospel)
D9 Hamartiology (What the Bible teaches about sin)
D10 Anthropology (What the Bible teaches about humans)
D11 Pneumology (What the Bible teaches about the Holy Spirit)
D12 Soteriology (What the Bible teaches about salvation)
B2 Why it is
C1 Doctrine is important because
D1 Christianity has truths.
D2 We must know these truths
D3 We must be taught these truths
D4 It gives us identity
C2 Some basics (Source)
D1 Our faith is based on a specific message
D2 Gospel is a sacred trust given to us
D3 What we believe affects what we do
D4 We must ascertain truth in a world of falsehood
D5 The end of sound doctrine is life
D6 It encourages believers
B3 Do you believe it?
B4 Do you live it?
B5 Do you teach it?