The Aseity of God – Part 2: Making it Personal

In Part 1, I gave a definition of aseity. Essentially, it means that God simply, and eternally, is. J.I. Packer puts it this way, “Our Maker exists in an eternal, self-sustaining, necessary way—necessary, that is, in the sense that he does not have it in him to go out of existence.”[1] Our first takeaway from…

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The Aseity of God

The word aseity is probably not part of the average person’s vocabulary. And, although I have often been accused of having a larger than average vocabulary, it’s not a word I was familiar with, so, when I ran across it recently, I felt compelled to find out what it meant. Little did I know! It…

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What is Your God Like?

In his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer says this: “We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.”[1] Think about that for a few moments. Do you think of God as distant, not really aware of what’s going on in the world? Remember the…

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He Came from Heaven to Earth

What do you imagine heaven to be like? Maybe you think of it as some kind of glorified Las Vegas or New York City with all the entertainment possibilities imaginable, lots to see and do, buskers on every corner, food choices galore. Oh, of course we read about the streets of gold, the fruit trees…

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God Undressed

In his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey shares this quote from George Herbert: The God of power, as he did ride  In his majestick robes of glorie  Resolv’d to light; and so one day  He did descend, undressing all the way.[1] Think about that a minute. Have you ever really stopped to…

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The Apostles’ Creed: I Believe in God

The first four words of the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in God,” contain nothing that makes Christianity different from most other religions. In fact, even demons would have no issue with them: “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble” (James 2:19).

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The Apostles’ Creed: The Trinity

It should be clear with even the most casual read that the Apostles’ Creed uses the Trinitarian view of God—that the one God exists in three Persons[1]—as its framework.

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How Many People Saw Jesus Alive Again?

Christians base their faith on the belief Jesus physically and litearily rose from the dead. But who were the people who saw Jesus alive again? How many people saw Him? To answer, we can look at the biblical passages that mention His resurrection appearances. As we do, we can then count the number of people…

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