Essay about Who is God?

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Dear Billy Joe Bob,
Thank you very much for your letter. You have some great questions and I will do my best to answer them with accuracy, simplicity, and clarity. In this letter, I will use Biblical support to answer your question as to what is so great about the God of Christianity by explaining who God is – His sovereignty, omnipotence, omniscience, and omnibenevolence - and also by explaining the Trinity.
So, what’s so great about the God of Christianity? In order to get a general picture of who God is, you must begin by understanding that He is a sovereign God. The dictionary defines sovereignty as having supreme power or authority. In which case, the sovereignty of God means that all things are under His rule and control. Allow me to walk you through this: God is the creator of the universe and of all humanity. This means that He exists objectively and independent of the human imagination. Thus, the reality of God is that He is the one true King of all the heavens and the cosmos. As Isaiah 46:9 points out, God’s sovereignty ensures that there is no other God besides Him. In addition, His sovereignty ensures that as supreme ruler He not only has the power and right to govern all things, but He actively does so.
God’s ability to actively govern all things reflects His powerfulness; which is also known as His omnipotence. The word omnipotence is defined as all-powerfulness. This indicates that God holds all power in heaven and on earth. God’s powerfulness displays numerous aspects of His character. First of all, God always does whatever He pleases, however He pleases, whenever He pleases, to whomever or whatever He pleases. Daniel 4:34-35 explains this very well by pointing out that God is infinite and by stating that absolutely nothing can stop Him from doing what He wants.
Furthermore, God is not bound by space and time. In fact, He created time. Since He is outside of time, He has the ability to see all past, present and future events of the universe. It is important to remember that although His power ensures that He is not a part of time, He is still actively involved in it. In other words, God is a personal God. He did not create the universe and leave it be. Instead, He is interactive with His creation and has a personal relationship with man. Not only is He our King and Creator, but He is also our friend, as He walks with us, talks with us, and has a profoundly deep love for us. Moreover, He is interactive with physical nature. This is seen throughout the Bible as God literally parts a body of water in half (Exodus 14:21), multiplies five pieces of food into thousands (John 14:13-21), and by continuously sustain the universe (Colossians 1:17).
In addition, with ultimate power comes ultimate knowledge. The word omniscience is defined as knowing everything. Thus, God’s omniscience means that there is not one thing that happens in His universe that He doesn’t know about. As I mentioned before, He is an infinite God which means that His knowledge is not confined by the limitations of human knowledge. Isaiah 46:10 describes God’s omniscience by stating that He makes known the end from the beginning, from ancient times and what is still to come. He knows all things present, all things past and all things in the future. He is the source of all truth, who can neither learn nor be surprised. In addition, God’s capacity of infinite knowledge means that He ultimately knows what is best. This is the basis for being able to trust in God; because He has the knowledge and wisdom to know what is best for His people in order to fulfill His good an glorious purpose.
That being said, God is omnibenevolent, meaning that He is all-good. The omnibenevolence of God refers to three aspects of His character: holiness, mercifulness, and all-loving. First, God is completely holy. To be holy means to be perfectly righteous in a state of moral perfection. This means that it is impossible for God to sin. In. Secondly, God’s