Summary: Scriptural answers to basic questions about God.
What is God?
Numbers 23:19, "God is not a man.”
Job 23:8-9, "Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him; When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him; He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.”
Isaiah 46:5, 9, "To whom would you liken Me, And make Me equal and compare Me, That we should be alike? … I am God, and there is no one like Me.”
Exodus 3:13-14, “Then Moses said to God, ‘Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I shall say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ’What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?’ And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ’I AM has sent me to you.’"
Who made God?
Isaiah 43:10, "Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.”
Isaiah 44:6, "Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ’I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.”
How old is God?
Psalm 93:2, “Thy throne is established from of old; Thou art from everlasting.”
Psalm 90:2, 4, “Before the mountains were born, Or Thou didst give birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God….For a thousand years in Thy sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night.”
Psalm 102:12, 25-27, “But Thou, O LORD, dost abide forever; And Thy name to all generations… Of old Thou didst found the earth; And the heavens are the work of Thy hands. Even they will perish, but Thou dost endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing Thou wilt change them, and they will be changed. But Thou art the same, And Thy years will not come to an end.”
1 Timothy 1:17, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
How big is God?
2 Chronicles 2:6, "But who is able to build a house for Him, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain Him? So who am I, that I should build a house for Him, except to burn incense before Him?
Isaiah 66:1-2, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,’ declares the LORD.”
Jeremiah 23:23-24, "‘Am I a God who is near,’ declares the LORD, ‘And not a God far off? Can a man hide himself in hiding places, So I do not see him?’ declares the LORD. ‘Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?’ declares the LORD.”
Psalm 139:7-10, “Where can I go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend to heaven, Thou art there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Thou art there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Thy hand will lead me, And Thy right hand will lay hold of me.”
How powerful is God?
Genesis 17:1, “Now when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.’”