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Who is this Most Controversial Person?

Who is this most controversial person? Who is this person about whom the world has diverse, conflicting views? I suppose, no issue has been as much studied and as much debated and as much reaped contrasting beliefs as the subject of ‘God’.

The question, “Who is God?” is the most important matter on the face of the earth. There are diverse views regarding who God is. Some argue, “There is no God,” i.e. naturalists claim the physical universe is all that exists. Some claim, “knowing yourself is knowing god within you,” i.e. self is god. Others say, “God is everything and everything is god,” i.e. they claim that god exists in idols, animals, and nature. Some propose, “God is a supreme power,” i.e. he is reckoned as an impersonal force.

Moreover, there are others who say, “God is someone who is extraordinary,” i.e. anyone who seems to be extraordinary—whether in knowledge, might, or in character trait—is seen as god. To them all who are unusually knowledgeable or mighty or morally good are seen as gods. Some assume, “There is one God but in many forms,” i.e. there are many demigods. Others state, “God is a mystical being incomprehensible to human beings,” i.e. skeptics say he is an unknowable being. Yet some contend, “God is a being separate and distinct from every created thing,” i.e. a transcendent one.

In this chaotic world where multiple religions, philosophies, and beliefs try to define God, we see that each gains a following, but, can all be right? Unfortunately, people are gullible enough to following anything without the careful examination that it requires. Some, in an attempt to bring unity in this diversity, say, “everything is right; nothing is wrong; there are different beliefs yet all roads lead to one God.” Though this seems appealing, it, in fact, is not reasonable and logically convincing. If one can propose that everything is equally true then it is quiet possible that everything is equally false.

Ignorance of the right knowledge of God is the greatest problem worldwide. An unsound perspective of God’s nature will undoubtedly lead to false conclusions and make anything a god. However, one needs to pursue the truth about the grand characteristics of God, which disqualifies all supposed gods for lack of genuine attributes.

Reason and common sense implies: Considering this massive universe, God must be the Creator of all existence. Everything man knows is finite, including himself, so a Creator God must be superior and Infinite. Man’s knowledge and power is finite, so the Creator God, who is greater, must be all-knowing and all-powerful. If man is a relational being, no doubt his Creator must be a personal rational being too (not necessarily having a physical body, but a capacity to feel, think, relate, desire and decide). Finite man is limited by time and space, but God, being superior, must be eternal and unbound by time and space. Finite man dwells in a world where good and evil conflict, but God dwells beyond those limitations and possesses the highest attributes like – the purest love, kindness, compassion, patience, righteousness, holiness and justice. In fact, He must be the ultimate truth.

Just think, no sane person can claim himself to be a doctor without studying medicine, an engineer without finishing engineering, a farmer without knowing farming. And no one can claim himself to be God without having the basic qualifications mentioned above. Sadly, man has become so self-centered that the magnificent knowledge of God has been blurred by his selfishness. We are living in an age where “knowing yourself” has become more important than “knowing God.” Man’s self-induced beliefs have blindfolded him from seeing the Truth as it is. But the lofty sense of who God is compels us to pursue the actual God who is superior to all.

Who do you think is perfectly qualified in your view?

There is one reliable truth where God has revealed Himself. This book has proven itself—historically, archeologically, geographically, scientifically, prophetically, internally (unity of the books), supernaturally and practically—genuine. And this Holy Bible speaks of the God who is Self-Existent, Creator, Infinite, Sovereign, Unchanging, Incomparable, Holy, Loving, Personal, and Eternal. Therefore, He alone is worthy for worship and obedience.

At one time the human race knew this God intimately, but through sin, all mankind became separated from God. Regretfully, man in his sinful state has lost the godly knowledge and relationship with this wonderful God. The evidence of immorality, violence, distortion of truth, deception, hatred, injustice, and selfishness in the world proves how blinded man has become to comprehend the knowledge of truth.


But what is the knowledge of the truth?

The knowledge of the truth is—all are sinners and thus separated from the holy God. Nevertheless, in His passionate love for mankind, God came as a man, who is called Jesus Christ. He suffered for our sins, shed His blood on the Cross and eventually laid His life for us. That’s not the end. He rose again on the third day to prove that He is the Savior of the whole world. He commanded people to repent of their sins and to trust in Him to save them from inner emptiness, spiritual blindness, and everlasting destruction caused from sin. If you will, call upon Jesus in your heart—who is your Creator, the Savior and your only hope. Reflect on this truth and make a good decision that matters for eternity.

References from the Holy Bible: Exodus 3:14; Psalm 71:16; 86:8; 115:15; 147:5; Hebrews 13:8; 1 Peter 1:16; 1 John 4:16; Isaiah 40:11; 1 Timothy 1:17; Romans 1:21; 3:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Luke 24:46-47. Romans 6:23.
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  1. Greetings C. Stephen David

    On the subject of
    God came as a man, who is called Jesus Christ,
    I recommend this video:
    The Human Jesus

    Take a couple of hours to watch it; and prayerfully it will aid you in your quest for truth.

    Yours In Messiah
    Adam Pastor

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