The Nature, Power And Attributes Of The Only True God?
Lesson - 2K
Comparative Bible Study Lessons
© 2010 Willy Trifon

Knowing that "only true God" is the Father in heaven (Lesson-2J), who is absolutely and perfectly one (Lesson-2I). Let us continue our Bible study so we may come to know the Nature, Power and Attributes of the "only true God" that distinguishes Him from the gods that are not real or gods who by their very nature could not be gods at all or simply false gods (Lesson-2G).

God is a Spirit

2K.1   What is the nature of God, according to the Lord Jesus Christ?

 In John 4:24, Jesus said this:

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.' (KJV)

According to the Lord Jesus Christ, "God is a Spirit".

2K.2   How did the Lord Jesus Christ explain to His Apostles, what a spirit is?

In Luke 24:39, this is written:

"See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have." (NAS)

Jesus explained that "a spirit does not have flesh and bones", as they can see and feel He has.

2K.3   How did the Apostles corroborate the fact that God is indeed a Spirit?

In the following verses, these are written:

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:17, KJV) 

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:18, NKJV)

Apostle Paul and Apostle John declared that . . . .

thus, corroborating the fact that God is indeed a spirit.

2K.4   If God is a Spirit and therefore invisible, what then, is the proof that God exist?

In Romans 1:19-20, this is written:

For what can be known about God is perfectly plain to them, since God has made it plain to them:  ever since the creation of the world, the invisible existence of God and his everlasting power have been clearly seen by the mind's understanding of created things. And so these people have no excuse:  (Romans 1:19-20, New Jerusalem Bible)

The same verse in other versions of the bible:

 19. For the truth about God is known to them instinctively.* God has put this knowledge in their hearts.
20. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. (NLT)

19For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them.
 20For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So [men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or justification], (Amplified Bible)

The proof of God's existence is perceived through the things that He created. His invisible existence and His eternal power and divine nature can be clearly seen by the mind's understanding of created things.  God has made it plain in their inner consciousness so people will have no excuse of not knowing Him.

God is Almighty (Omnipotent)

2K.5   How did God introduce Himself to Abraham, Jacob and Moses?

In the following verses, these are written:

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. (Gen.17:1, NKJV)

10. And God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; your name shall not be called Jacob anymore, but Israel shall be your name.'' So He called his name Israel.
11. Also God said to him: "I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall proceed from you, and kings shall come from your body. (Gen.35:10-11, NKJV)  

2. And God spoke to Moses and said to him: "I am the Lord.
3. "I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, Lord, I was not known to them. (Exodus 6:2-3, NKJV)

God introduced Himself as "Almighty God or God Almighty".

2K.6   How did the people in the Book of Revelation address God?

In the following verses these are written:

 saying: "We give You thanks, O Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was and who is to come, because You have taken Your great power and reigned. (Revelation 11:1, NKJV)

 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! (Revelation 15:3, NKJV)

And I heard another from the altar saying, "Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are Your judgments.'' (Revelation 16:7, NKJV)

Then I heard {something} like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, "Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. (Revelation 19:6, NAS)

And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! (Revelation 19:6, NKJV)

God is addressed as the "Lord God Almighty".

2K.7   Why is God Almighty?

In Psalms 89:6-8, this is written:

6 No one in heaven is like you, LORD; none of the heavenly beings is your equal. 7 You are feared in the council of the holy ones; they all stand in awe of you.
8 LORD God Almighty, none is as mighty as you; in all things you are faithful, O LORD. (TEV)

The same verses in other version of the Bible:

6. For who in all of heaven can compare with the Lord?
What mightiest angel is anything like the Lord?
7. The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God.
He is far more awesome than those who surround his throne.
8. O Lord God Almighty! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, Lord? Faithfulness is your very character. (NLT)

In Ephesians 4:6, this is written:

one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. (Ephesians 4:6, NKJV)

``God will put everything under his feet.'' (When it says ``everything,'' it is clear that this does not include God, the One who put everything under Christ's authority.) 
After God does this, Christ will put himself under God's authority (the One who put everything under Christ). This is the way that God will be above all things in everything. (1 Cor.15:27-28, IEB-NT)

God is Almighty because He is unequaled or incomparable to anyone, even among all the heavenly beings and all those in the council of the holy ones and those around Him.  God is Almighty because no one is as mighty as Him. God is Almighty because He is above all things in everything, even above Christ Jesus who is under God's authority.

God is the Creator of all things

2K.8   Aside from being a Spirit and Almighty, how else did Apostle Paul describe the only one God, the Father

In the following verses, these are written:

But we know that there is only one God, the Father, who created everything, and we exist for him. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom God made everything and through whom we have been given life. (1 Corinthians 8:6, NLT)

and to make all people see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; (Ephesians 3:9, NKJV)

The only one God, the Father

Thus, the "Only One God, the Father is the Creator of all things.

2K.9   What are some of the wonderful things created by God, through His power and intelligence, thus proving He existence?

1:  The heavens and the firmament.

THE HEAVENS are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork. 
Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.  
There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; 
yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,  (Psalms 19:1-4, RSV)

2:  The Moon and the Stars.

When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established; (Psalns 8:3, RSV)

3:  The earth which man inhabits.

For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it a chaos, he formed it to be inhabited!): "I am the Lord, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:18, RSV) 

I have made the earth, and created man on it. It was I My hands that stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded. (Isaiah 45:12, NKJV)

Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to those who walk on it: (Isaiah 42:5, NKJV)

4:  The birds, the animals, and the creatures of the sea. 

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you;  or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,  or let the fish of the sea inform you.  
Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?  
In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.  (Job 12:7-10, NIV)

God is Eternal, Immortal and Invisible

2K.10   What are the other attributes of God?

In the following verses, these are written:

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:17, NKJV)

God is eternal

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. (Ps. 90:20, NKJV)

The same verse in another version of the Bible:

Before the mountains were created, before you made the earth and the world, you are God, without beginning or end. (NLT)

God is immortal

and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles. (RSV)

The same verse in another version of the Bible?

They exchanged the glory of an undying God for something else--idols that look like men, birds, animals with four feet, or reptiles. All these die. (IE-NT)

God is invisible

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.  (John 1:18, NKJV)

The "only true God" is . . . . .

God knows everything (Omniscient)

In the following verses these are written:

even if our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. (1 John 3:20, NLT)

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. (Psalms 147:5, NKJV)

1. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
3. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways.
4. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5. You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
6. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. (Psalms 139:1-6, NKJV)

My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. (Ps 139:15-16, NKJV)

God knows everything. His understanding is infinite. He understand our thoughts.

God is everywhere (Omnipresent)

In the following verses these are written:

Am I a God who is only in one place?" asks the Lord. "Do they think I cannot see what they are doing?
24. Can anyone hide from me? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?" asks the Lord.  (Jer 23: 23-24, NLT)

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. (Ps 139:7-10, NKJV)

Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?'' says the Lord; "do I not fill heaven and earth?'' says the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:24, NKJV)

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:13, NKJV)

God is everywhere in all the heavens and earth.


The Nature, Power and Attributes of the "ONLY TRUE GOD" the Father in heaven, who is absolutely and perfectly one is as follows: