A God Who Truly Is God
Elder Jeff Winfrey, Pastor
Dawson Springs Primitive Baptist Church
101 East Walnut Street
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
For I am God, and there is none else; I am God and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure…yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. (Isaiah 46:9-10)
Are You Looking For The Real God?
Have you ever really considered God? Who He is? What He is? What it would involve to really be God? Most religion is so superficial that these questions are never pondered. Most religion is so self-centered that little thought is truly give toward God. Is there not something profoundly missing in religion when God is not the centerpiece?
If God were God, would He not by necessity have certain characteristics and attributes? Can God be God if He is dependent upon men? If He has to react according to the actions of men, then the question could be honestly asked, “Who is really God, the actor or the reactor?”
The Bible does not speak of a God who is subject to men. Instead it speaks of a God who does His will in earth and in heaven. It speaks of a God who declares, “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.” It speaks of a God whose “name shall be called Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins.” This is no ‘wanna be’ God. This is the real God–The one and only God—The God who is God and takes on the job of being God.
Perhaps, you are tired of hearing about a weak, man-made, ‘wish-I-could-be-God’ God. Perhaps, you are tired of man being the center of worship and a hardly considered God somewhere on the periphery. If you would like a simple form of worship where God is proclaimed and man is not, we invite you to worship with us.
An Eternal God
The true God must be eternal, without beginning or end. To logically pursue the idea of a God with a beginning, one can think along these lines. Whoever and whatever God is, He must exist either by necessity or by will and choice. If it is by will and choice, then it must be His own or some other’s will and choice. If it is another’s will and choice, then the other must be God because of His being superior to and before the one who was recipient of the choice. If it is God’s own will to make Himself, then He must be before Himself, which is an absurdity. So by necessity, whoever or whatever is God, that Being of God must have always existed.
So by this logic, the God who is truly God can have no beginning. The true God must be eternal. If he has a beginning, then whatever gave him his beginning would be superior to him and the created being would be indebted to and dependent on his creator. If a so called god is inferior to, indebted to, or dependent on some other being for his existence, then he is no more God than a carved and created idol would be. By definition the true God, whoever or whatever He is, can have no beginning.
God must be the one eternally existent being. So, He preexisted all that is, and yes, even caused all else to come into existence by His power. Logically, there must be a First Great Cause that would precede and cause all else. And that God who is the First Great Cause, the Creator of all, is the true God.
An All God
The true God is all-powerful, all wise, has all knowledge and is all perfect. He is all and totally perfect in all His being and in all His ways. He must have always been perfection and ever remain perfection. If God were to ever change then one of two things must occur. Either He must have been imperfect before and improved with change. Or if He was perfect before and changed, then He would be less than perfect since the change. Not only is He perfect, all that He does is perfect. Imperfections belong to creatures that have strayed from Him. He is past perfect, presently perfect, and future perfect. Anything less than perfection cannot be the true God.
The true God must be almighty. Therefore, He can never be thwarted. If He could be hindered, then whatever hindered Him would be mightier than the Almighty and consequently be God. But the true God has always done and continues to do all He pleases in the heavens and in the earth. He does His will and none can hinder Him.
The true God has all knowledge (past, present and future) and all wisdom. Thus, He can never be perplexed or confused. Whatever He has ever had in His mind to accomplish must certainly come to pass. The true God of all knowledge could have, and would have, anticipated any and all obstacles to His purposes. And the true God of all wisdom must have solved any opposition to His will, even before it could obstruct Him.
A God of Salvation
Many proclaim a weak, man-made, false god. This proclaimed ‘little god’ craves and pleads his cause to men. (The true God is not a beggar!) This proclaimed ‘false god’ is bewildered and troubled at men’s lack of cooperation. (The true God is never confounded!) This proclaimed ‘weak god’ tries and fails. (The true God speaks and it is done!) This proclaimed ‘man-made god’ desires and is unable to achieve. (The true God does what He pleases, when He pleases, and all He pleases!)
Would it not seem logical that the God who has no beginning and knows the end from the beginning had a sure end in mind before the beginning? He who created the natural realm with the word of His power, surely must have put as much power and wisdom into the creation of His spiritual realm, even the heavens. He who inhabited the earth with natural men, surely has a plan for inhabiting heaven with spiritual men. In the former creation He spoke and it was done. Will the latter be any less of Him? Would it seem sensible that the God who could speak the world into existence would now desire men to come to Jesus and have no plan for bringing them to Him? Would an all wise, all powerful, all knowing, all anticipating, all perfect God not have a perfect, fool-proof plan for housing His heaven? Surely He does and the Bible declares the same. This true God is the God we attempt to worship at this church. Come and see.