The logical follow-up question to whether God exists is: "What is he like?"
The Bible is a collection of books which function as our primary source of information about God. The Bible is called God’s word because though it was penned by men, it was inspired by God. For more information on the reliability and importance of the Bible, click HERE.
There is no better way to understand the character of God than reading his words. 1 John 4:16 says that “God is love”, King David wrote in Psalm 86:5, “O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help”, and James 1:17 says, “[w]hatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” From this we learn that towards his people, God is loving, good, forgiving, responds to help, gives good gifts, created the heavens, and doesn’t change.
Does God Love Me?
None of us have perfect parents, but we can still imagine how a good parent might be. A newborn baby can do nothing to earn their parent’s love, yet it is loved simply because it is their child. In the same way, God loves us because he made us, not because of and despite anything we’ve done.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27).
Each one of us, as part of God's original good created order, has some sense of being like our Maker in all of our being and were made to represent who God is and what he's like. Being created in God's image is what makes us uniquely human in body and spirit.
Along the way, this image we bear became distorted. The next article explains what this means for us.
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