What does God look like? Liberals and conservatives have different ideas
Liberals imagined God as ‚Äúmore feminine, younger, and more loving,‚ÄĚ while conservatives have a white guy in mind who was ‚Äúmore powerful,‚ÄĚ said the researchers.
"These biases might have stemmed from the type of societies that liberals and conservatives want,‚ÄĚ said the study‚Äôs lead author Joshua Conrad Jackson, in a synopsis posted on UNC Chapel Hill's website.
‚ÄúPast research shows that conservatives are more motivated than liberals to live in a well-ordered society, one that would be best regulated by a powerful God. On the other hand, liberals are more motivated to live in a tolerant society, which would be better regulated by a loving God.‚ÄĚ...
""Past research shows that conservatives are more motivated than liberals to live in a well-ordered society, one that would be best regulated by a powerful God.""
God is Spirit, Creator, sovereign, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent.
Liberals are satanic, anarchist, dominated by sin, (not Son), heretic, antichrist, antiBible, UNBiblical, antimoral, unprincipled, idolatrous (They prefer their god to be in their image - not vice versa), Thus their image is of THEIR god - Not the truth. = Sounds just like the Anglicans.
God the Father and Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit are the Trinity. Three in one.
"Trinity. The term designating one God in three persons. Although not itself a biblical term, "the Trinity" has been found a convenient designation for the one God self-revealed in Scripture as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It signifies that within the one essence of the Godhead we have to distinguish three "persons" who are neither three gods on the one side, nor three parts or modes of God on the other, but coequally and coeternally God." (Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, Walter Elwell--Editor, p.1112)
Yes, Marty, God looked like a Jewish carpenter around 2000 years ago Too bad many Christians don't remember that. [URL=http://tinyurl.com/gmxgbsm]]]http://tinyurl.com/gmxgbsm (Exposing Hidden Anti-Semitism in the Church)[/URL] ...and
John MacArthur wrote: ...Men of flesh (sarkinos) is literally ‚Äúfleshy ones.‚ÄĚ In this context it refers to man‚Äôs fallen humanness, his Adamic self‚ÄĒhis bodily desires that manifest rebelliousness toward God, his glorying in himself, and his proneness to sin. As mentioned above, the flesh is not eradicated when we are saved. It no longer can ultimately dominate or destroy us, but it can still greatly influence us. That is why we yearn for the redemption of the body (Rom. 8:23). Glorification, in one sense, will be less of a change than justification. Justification was transformation of the inner being; glorification is the elimination of the outer being, which bears the curse....
bygracethrufaith wrote: Penned wrote, "the scriptures do not differentiate between ANYTHING other than lost and saved." Actually, the Bible also distinguishes between carnal and spiritual saved people.
How is one relationship with God is a very important question to ask one, as one is either His Friend or His Foe. We all have the same creator; Col 1:16, but without Spiritual Adoption n‚Äôt all are Children of God; Jhn 1:12-13. How has & how is the Holiness of God affecting me in how I live life out, is key as believers are called to be Holy as He is Holy; 1 PT 1:15-16.
No man can claim they seen God the Father in the flesh, like Mormonism teaches; EX 33:20 But He said, ‚ÄúYou can‚Äôt see My face; for no man shall see Me, & live.‚ÄĚ
1 Tim 6:16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
He may look like a gardener--Genesis 2:8, John 20:15. He may look like a builder--Job 38:4, Mark 6:3. He may look like a shepherd--Psalm 23:1, John 10:11. He may look like a judge--Genesis 18:25, Acts 17:30-31. He may look like a King--Psalm 47:2, Revelation 19:16.
God is light (I John 1:5). What does light look like? God is love (I John 4:8). What does love look like? God is a man of war (Exodus 15:3). What does a man of war look like? God is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24). What does a consuming fire look like? God is a Spirit (John 4:24). What does a Spirit look like? Who is sufficient for these things?
It is never wise to conjure up an idea of what God is like from a fallen human mind. The only successful way to do it is to read and study scripture, especially the four gospels which show the life and mind of God in the person of his Son, who did all his will, including what he said, what he did; it was all according to the will of his Father. Observe Jesus and you are observing Jehovah.