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Who and What Is God?
believes God, which means these others do
not believe what God says in his Word. God's Word
plainly reveals who and what God is! But there is a
reason for their ignorance. This will be made clear as
we proceed.
then, is God? How does he
reveal himself? Already I have quoted the apostle Paul
saying to the Athenian intellectuals that God is the
Creator, who designed, formed, shaped and created
The prophet Isaiah quotes God himself, saying: "To
whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? ... Lift
up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these
things, that bringeth out their host by number: he
calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might,
for that he is strong in power; not one faileth" (Isa.
Read this in the James Moffatt translation in
modern English:
" 'To whom will you compare me, then, and equal
me?' asks the Majestic One. Lift high your eyes, look up;
who made these stars? he who marshals them in order,
summoning each one by name. For fear of him, so
mighty and so strong, not one fails to appear."
Further, God himself says to the skeptics: "Now,
the Eternal cries, bring your case forward, now, Jacob's
King cries, state your proofs. Let us hear what
happened in the past, that we may ponder it, or show
me what is yet to be, that we may watch how it turns
out; yes, let us hear what is coming, that we may be
sure you are gods; come, do something or other that we
may marvel at the sight!-why," taunts God to the
doubter, "you are things of naught, you can do nothing
at all!" (Isa.
Moffatt). These scriptures reveal
God's power but not what God is, in a manner to make