Our understanding of God is handicapped because our minds are limited. Humans can best understand the nature of God as it has been revealed through the life and teachings of Jesus.
God the Father unfailingly meets the ever-changing demand for himself all over the universe. He knows everything. Universe Sovereigns may engage in adventure; the Constellation Fathers may experiment; the system heads may practice; but the Universal Father sees the end from the beginning. To God, all time is present, there is no past or future. He is infinite in all of his attributes.
God is perfect. In the universes, perfection is relative, but on Paradise, perfection is undiluted. He is perfect in beauty and goodness; there is nothing lacking in his divine character. His justice is tempered with mercy. God is inherently kind, compassionate and merciful. It is never necessary to persuade him to love us; our need is wholly sufficient to insure the flow of his grace. (...finish reading synopsis here)
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Selected Questions for Discussion on Paper 2 – The Nature of God:
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1. Can we imagine a being who perceives the past, present and future at once? What is the fallacy of abstraction?
2. Why do people plead for mercy when they know that God is merciful and loving beyond human comprehension?
3. Why did Biblical writers talk of God "repenting and changing his mind?"
4. Why do people try to bargain with God and ask him to change universe laws for their benefit?
5. How does the atonement doctrine view God's basic nature?
6. Is the self-destruction of iniquity a more reasonable result of dedicated sinfulness than an eternal hell?
7. Does contemporary religion overstress morality at the expense of other aspects of truth?
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