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Summary: How does the Bible describe God and how do false teachers do the same?

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How the Bible Describes God

How does the Bible describe God? The first truth taught in scripture is that God is not to

be compare to any likeness on the earth. In Exodus 20, God commanded that the people

were not to create any image with the likeness of anything that is in heaven. Why? When

man creates a god, he exalts it to becomes his god. In the heart of man is a need to

worship. When we exalt something, we worship it. The only way to successfully worship

God is to keep a sense of awe about Him. When we compare something to God, even if

we have good intentions, God is diminished. If nothing seen can be compared to God and

we say ’God is like...’, then we have brought God down to the image we have created in

our mind. Once God is inside the box, we are no longer worshipping the true and living

God.

The Bible is very careful in how God is identified. God is never really described, only

attributes are described. ’Our God is a mighty Warrior’ describes the attribute that God

conquers. ’He Covers us with His feathers’ describes God’s protection and because we

can see a hen protecting her brood from danger in nature, we can get a glimpse of how

God protects us. ’Our God is a consuming fire’ depicts God’s holiness and that anything

that does not withstand His judgement will not remain. ’God is light’ describes God’s

truth and how we can see only if we are walking in it. There are many other attributes

described. None of these describe God, but they all describe attributes of God. One thing

the Bible does make clear is that God is not a man and God is Spirit. Look at John 4

23 "But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship

the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

If God is Spirit, how can these teachers all declare that God is a six foot tall man? They

are demoting God and creating Him into their image rather than conforming to His

image. Let’s take a little time to look deeper into the demotion of God. This is a very

serious challenge against God, His word, and to our faith. You cannot serve a demoted

God and serve the true God at the same time. In the next few sections, we will look at

how God and Jesus Christ are demoted and Satan and man are exalted by this movement

that claims to be part of the evangelical church. But first let us look at other Word-Faith

teachings that find their origins in cultic philosophy.

Unholy Trinity

I dislike the practice of speaking ’a word of knowledge’ in a time of worship. I have been

in many services where people take turns saying, ’Thus saith the Lord....’ and then

proceed to give a word of revelation. People are led to believe that the first word that

pops in their heads is a revelation of the Holy Spirit. God said that if we say that He has

spoken when He has not spoken, then we are declaring falsely. It is a serious matter to

declare that God has spoken. Generally speaking, God’s will is revealed through His


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