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What God is Like

There is one God, and that God is in heaven. As we read in the Psalms:

"The heavens are the LORD’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man."            (Psalm 115:16)                        

The fact that God is in heaven means that we can never see God. We can’t go to talk to him, and even if we could the encounter with God would destroy us (unless God makes special provision). As God said to Moses:

"But, he said, 'You cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.'”         (Exodus 33:20)                                                                                                                          

This provides a problem for mankind. How can we understand God or find what he wants of us? The answer is that God works through other beings who are not God (agents) or extends his influence and power invisibly through the universe.


The agents through whom God works might be angels, or they might be human beings, in which case they would be prophets. Such beings would represent God, speaking the words of God and carrying out works for him on earth.


Of course Jesus Christ is the best example of God’s agent working on earth. The relationship between Jesus and God is presented in 'Introducing Jesus' and 'Son of God not God the son'.

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