• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The Nature of God

Extracts from this document...


The Nature of God Philippians 2: 1-11 * Is God personal or impersonal? Paul and Timothy say "3I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers, for all of you." So this means God is personal, because the use of prayer is implemented here for guidance and relation (which fulfils the definition of 'personal'). * Is God immanent or transcendent? Paul and Timothy say "8God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus." So this means God is immanent, because for God to testify something 'he' would need to be on earth and everywhere around, NOW (thus fulfilling the agreed definition of 'immanent'). ...read more.


* Is God immanent or transcendent? JC says "21...a time is coming when you will worship the father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem." So this means God is transcendent, as 'he' is not earthly (which partially fulfils the definition of 'transcendent' on the AQA sheet). * Is God one or does 'he' take many forms? JC says "23...the Father, 24God is spirit, and, 26...I am He." This suggests that God takes many forms. * Is God generally or specially revealed? The whole section culminates together the idea that God is not a physical being, but one that lives in spirit and truth and worshippers to whom God is generally revealed. ...read more.


* Is God immanent or transcendent? John says "12...but if we love one another, God lives in us (on earth)." So if (through us) 'he' lives on earth, God must be immanent. * Is God one or does 'he' take many forms? John says "7Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God" and "8...God is love" and "9...begotten Son" and "13...he has given us of his Spirit" and "14...Father" and "15...Jesus is the Son of God." God takes many forms. * Is God generally or specially revealed? If you love one another, then love is all around, thus God is all around, and thus God is generally revealed, tying in nicely with God being immanent. Conclusion God is personal, God is immanent & transcendent, God takes many forms and God makes himself known through special & general revelation. Matthew Friend 10PY Hwrk 10/05/07 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Existence of God section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Existence of God essays

  1. Is God an Impersonal or Personal Being?

    That's the work of the Father. He doesn't even just show us what he wants us to be. That's the work of Jesus, the Son. God actually gets inside of us, and starts making us into what He wants us to be. That is the work of the Holy Spirit.

  2. Ethical Monotheism

    The Genesis story explains how God worked for six days. It tells us he made the heavens, the earth, the land and the sea. He made food, the sun, the moon. He also created sea-creatures, insects, mammals and birds. Finally he said "let us make man in Our image" This

  1. Arguments about god.

    This indicates that the universe is as a result of random chance, not clever design. And then it spirals back to the question of whether we have a malevolent or incompetent God. Then again, this point of view is flawed because if the animal kingdom were all balanced equally, none of the species would survive.

  2. The Nature of God.

    Some religious believers accept that God cannot be proved, but still believe he exists based on religious experience. The experience can take a variety of forms but the most common is when you are filled with an overwhelming sense of something greater than humans.

  1. Evil and a God of love are incompatible so there cannot be a God ...

    Before we proceed, it must be noted that some Christian theologians refuse to accept the definition of the problem in these terms. They argue that evil is a practical reality that requires resources that enable us to deal with it and overcome it.

  2. God: a definition

    This power enables one to transcend all mundane distinctions, even the distinction of life and death. The Tao itself is considered permanent and nameless and calls for a harmonious, well-ordered universe in which all things are of one centralizing element.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work