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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
him real to the reader. Other scriptures must do
that.
God, Creator of Universe
God is Creator of ALL-of everything in the vast
universe-the stars, the galaxies in endless space, this
earth, man and everything in the earth.
That is WHAT God is-what he
does.
He CREATES!
He designs, forms and shapes. He gives LIFE! He is the
great GIVER. And his law-his
way of life-is
the way of
GIVING, not GETTING, which is the way of this world.
But what is God
like?
WHo is God? There have
been many conceptions. Some believe God is merely the
good
or good intentions,
within
each human-merely
some part of each human individual. Some have
imagined God was some kind of idol composed of gold or
silver, or carved out of wood, stone or other material.
The Israelites thought, while Moses was communing
with God on Mount Sinai, that God was, or looked like, a
golden calf.
Many think God is a single individual supreme
Personage. Some thought he was a spirit.
But the generally accepted teaching of traditional
Christianity is that God is a Trinity-God in three
Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which they call a
"Ghost." The word
trinity
is not found in the Bible, nor
does the Bible teach this doctrine. But more about that
later.
God in Prehistory
Now let's go back to the very beginning, in prehistory.
If
you were asked where in the Bible to find the
very earliest description of God in point of the time of
his existence, you probably would say, "Why, in the very
first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1, of course." Right?
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