Phonies, Flakes, and Experts: Who Do You Trust? =============================================== Choose wisely. Only one choice will give you eternal life. The Bible specifically forbids "fortune-telling" and "witchcraft" (Leviticus 19:26). Read what John had to say about people who claim to speak by the Spirit (1 John 4:1-3). The occult-which focuses on Satan and his world-is very real. Read what the Bible says about the occult (Ephesians 6:12). Science ------- God created science when He created the world. Science is nothing more than observing what is in the natural world and then drawing conclusions from it. The world shows evidence of an intricate design, and the Bible tells us who that designer is (Romans 1:20). Examining God's Resume -------------------- Name:God He is also known as Jehovah (I Am that I Am), Elohim (a reference to His power and might), El-Shaddai (Almighty), and El-Roi (the strong One who sees everything). Age:Eternal God existed before time began. He had no beginning, and He will have no end. He is not defined by time (Psalm 90:2). God defies time. He never ages or grows old (Hebrews 1:12). Residence Address:Heaven (Deuteronomy 26:15). God's Accomplishments --------------------- Created the universe and the earth (Genesis 1:1) Created light (Genesis 1:3) Created the human race (Genesis 1:27) Sustains all life (Psalm 36:9) Controls nature (Psalm 104) Commands the weather (Psalm 148:8) God's Special Abilities ----------------------- God sees all things (Proverbs 15:3) God knows the size and scope of the universe (Psalm 147:4) God knows the past,present,and future (Acts 15:18) God's Personality Traits ------------------------ God is infinite (1 Kings 8:27) God is everywhere at the same time (omnipresent) (Psalm 139:7-12) God is all-powerful (omnipotent) (Genesis 18:14) God knows everything (omniscient) (Psalm 139:2-6) God is unchangeable (immutable) (Hebrews 1:12; 13:8) God is in control of everything (sovereign) (Isaiah 46:9-11) Putting God to the Test ----------------------- God doesn't show partiality (Acts 10:34). He does not want anyone to perish (2 Peter 3:9). For I know the plans I have for you, They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope....If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me (Jeremiah 29:11,13). Believe on the Lord Jesus and you will be saved (Acts 16:31). For I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that causes me shame, but that I will always be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past, and that my life will always honor Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living is for Christ, and dying is even better (Philippians 1:20,21).