You Are Not the Same (Turning Point Part 2)

The Incommunicable Attributes of God


    1. Holiness is God's perfection of character and without flaw and without sin but with complete goodness, justice, mercy, love, etc. (Psalm 71:22; Isaiah 6:3; 1 Peter 1:16).


    1. God’s nature does not change in any way.  His essence has always been and will always be exactly the same (Psalm 90:2; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8).


    1. God is without measure or limit in scope or duration.  There are no constraints upon him from outside of himself that would restrict him in his scope or duration (Genesis 21:33; Deuteronomy 33:27; Isaiah 40:28; Psalm 90:2).


    1. God is capable of performing anything he desires. (Psalm 33:9; Isaiah 40:28; 46:10).


    1. God is in all places and in all dimensions simultaneously.  Nothing in the universe exists outside the presence of God (Psalm 139:7-12; Jeremiah 23:24).


    1. God has perfect, complete knowledge.  He never learns, nor does he forget.  He knows all things that exist and all things that could have existed.  God cannot grow in knowledge, understanding, or wisdom (Romans 16:27; Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20).

Self-existence, Non-contingency

    1. God is not dependent upon anything else for his existence.  He is uncaused--the infinite Being who has always existed (Psalm 90:2; 93:2; Hebrews 13:8; 1 Tim. 6:15; Revelation 1:8).


    1. God needs nothing outside of himself to maintain his existence; therefore, he does not need us to fill a void (Psalm 102:24–27).


    1. God is the supreme being who answers to no one and who has the absolute right to do with his creation as he desires (1 Timothy 6:15; Isaiah 46:10).


    1. God exists completely and sufficiently as an immaterial being--without physical characteristics (John 4:24; Luke 24:39).


    1. God's transcendence is the product of the relationship between God's essence and creation. God transcends space and time in that he is not dependent on them nor affected by them (Psalm 139:7-10).


    1. God alone is God.  There is no one like him.  He is completely "other" than all things that exist (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6-7).