Who is God? Use the Bible only.

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    God loves the smell of burnt animals. He loves it so much that it even subsides His anger.

    Genesis 8:21
    Exodus 29:18
    Exodus 29:25
    Exodus 29:41
    Leviticus 1:9
    Leviticus 1:13
    Leviticus 1:17
    Leviticus 2:2
    Leviticus 2:9
    Leviticus 2:12
    Leviticus 3:5
    Leviticus 3:16
    Leviticus 4:31
    Leviticus 6:15
    Leviticus 6:21
    Leviticus 8:21
    Leviticus 8:28
    Leviticus 17:6

    God also likes the smell of Christ His son.

    2 Corinthians 2:15
    Ephesians 5:2
     
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    God is invisible.

    Hebrews 11:27

    God is exactly like the firstborn of every loving creature. This includes Jesus Christ. God is like Jesus Christ.

    Colossians 1:15

    I might find some more mess in Colossians.
     
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    I made this thread specifically for you so that you could accurately describe the attributes of the God in the Bible.

    If you are not going to participate then I guess I will throw in the towel too. I have to ask though. Why do you refuse to discuss the attributes of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

    Hath God offended thee?

    If you aren't going to critique my findings or add your findings then I am just going to leave this thread to the wolves. It is no fun without you. Another question: are you going to start that thread about the parables of Jesus or that storm situation that you mentioned earlier? I would be glad to participate. Just let me know.
     
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    Thanks very much, Professor.
     
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    Is Hebrew OK?

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    The Creator is not depicted by a statue in the Bible. The Ark that carried the god of the Hebrews was always empty, and never held anything. So He was often refered to as the 'Invisible God'.

    The Creator was not born like the gods of other nations. He existed before the universe.

    while other nations godlings were depicted as being the god of this or that, the Creator of the Hebrews was noted for His Being.

    'I am that I am' is His Name.

    Unlike silly superstitions, the Creator of the Hebrews was anthropomorphised repeatedly by various writers of the Old Testament, but John said that He is th e Logos.

    The Gospel according to John, chapter 1
    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcomea]">[a] it.....

    9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

    14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth....

    16 Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.

    Int he Book of Acts of the Apostles, chapter 17, , St Paul says about Aristotle's Unknown God:

    22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

    24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’[c]

    29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

    32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed.

    So St Paul identifies the Creator of Judaism and Christianity with the Creator of Aristotle. The church accepted this of course as it came from a widely recognized authority of the Early Church.

    But none of this is really relevant, since it h as nothing at all to do with the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or the godlings of polytheism at all, and yet ignorant atheists make these comparisons all the time, while Christians that understand their own theology just laugh at them.
     
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    That verse has nothing to do with the actual physical smell of Jesus, are you joking? :lmao:

    First of all, the verse is describing US, not Jesus. Paul is using fragrance as a way to describe knowledge of God, in other words it's just a figure of speech. He's saying that when we are saved and triumphant in Christ, it is like a sweet fragrance to God, it's obviously a figure of speech.

    As for the verses on animal sacrifices, I have been studying this topic, and I still have a lot of research and studying to do, but I'm beginning to come to a completely different view than most Christians... and since it's controversial, and since like I said, I'm not done researching this topic, I don't want to talk about where my views are heading, in regard to those verses. So for now I'll just say this.The truth is not at all what you are claiming.
     
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    Ani mavine kitsat Hevret.

    I guess it will be ok. Why do you ask? It is an odd question.
     
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    I am not after truth. I am attempting to accurately depict the Biblical concept of God. If a real God exists I know nothing about Him. I can only verify what I see in the Bible. I cannot verify my feelings or the feelings of others. I cannot verify my eyewitness accounts of God or the eyewitness accounts of others. I have to use the Bible. It is the only foundation on which an assertion can be made that equally applies to all people. All other ground is sinking sand. We all have to work off of the same basis or there is no discussion, only chaos.
     
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    You used the Bible to describe your theology. Why do you insinuate that theology is stupid with no basis? If you are free to find attributes of God outside the Bible then so am I. So is Joe. So is Betty. So is Frank. So is Jason. So on and so forth ad nauseam. I disagree. Theology can be based on the Bible. Otherwise it isn't theology, it is personal experience. Personal experience can inspire people but it cannot be a basis for wisdom or understanding. Some people lie about their personal experience. These inaccuracies could cause obervants to see patterns of truth that aren't really there. One liar can jack up the whole formula. Let's use the Bible in this discussion please. Otherwise we do not have a discussion, we have stupidity. (Do you really want BreezeWood to chime in with his religion of antiquity retardation?)
     
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