Who or what is a God? What is He like? A according to the saints of the church,
here are 6 personality traits of God:
He is Knowable.
"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,
but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the Lord,
who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight," declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23,24)
He is Welcoming.
God invites us to talk to him and engage him in what concerns us. We don't have to get our act together first. Neither do we need to be polite, theologically correct or holy. It is his nature to be loving and accepting when we go to him.
"The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth." (Psalms 145:18)
He is Creative.
"Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit." (Psalms 147:5)
"...where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth." (Psalms 121:1,2)
He is Forgiving.
"We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done... We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us." (Romans 3:22,25)
He is Honest.
"The unfolding of your words gives light;
>it gives understanding to the simple.
>Your word is a lamp to my feet
>and a light to my path." (Psalms 119:130,105)
He is Capable.
How would you like to be always 100% right, about everything? God is. His wisdom is unlimited. He understands all the elements of a situation, including the history and future events related to it. We do not have to update him, counsel him or persuade him to do the right thing. He will, because he is capable and his motives are pure. If we trust him, he will never make a mistake, never undercut us or deceive us. He can be fully trusted to do what is right, in all circumstances, at all times.
will ever be put to shame..." (Psalms 25:3)
This is who God tells us he is. The following explains how you can begin a relationship with God right now: Knowing God Personally.
So God is capable, honest, creative, forgiving, and knowable - so, what? The horrible truth about God is that he is only always OMNI-ABSENT. He is never OMNI-PRESENT. We atheists would like to believe in a visible God. We do not give 3 hoots why we should know or believe in the silly existence of an invisible God! - - - Poch Suzara