Ray, E.Z., Mark, and Oscar kick off an eight-episode series, “What Is the Gospel?” with today’s discussion of the fundamental question of “Who Is God?”
The guys start off by differentiating between the questions “Who is God?” and “What is God?” and emphasizing the personal attributes of the Lord. Doing so, the hosts warn against impersonal conversations that can lead to idolatry. The awe-inspiring nature of God, the Creator of the universe, is highlighted, urging believers to discard their idols.
Understanding God as the Alpha and Omega, a title which denotes His all-inclusive, eternal nature, helps bridge the finite understanding of humans with the infinite nature of God. The importance of the Trinity in the gospel is underscored, with caution against using analogies that may lead to heresy. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct yet constitute one God, a truth derived systematically from scripture.
The revelatory nature of God is discussed, emphasizing the Bible as a means of divine revelation. God reveals Himself in nature, through His people, and ultimately in Jesus Christ. Amid a truth crisis, God is portrayed as the ultimate Truth Teller. Distinguishing between communicable and incommunicable attributes of God, the guys note that some attributes, like love and goodness, are shared with humans but not to the same degree. Jealousy, a communicable attribute, is explained as God’s rightful demand for praise.
The importance of details in understanding God is stressed, citing the fear of the Lord as a deterrent from evil. In evangelism, knowing who God is becomes crucial, as the wrong understanding can distort the gospel. Representing the true and living God ensures an accurate portrayal of the gospel message, encouraging believers to intimately know and make God known.
Embark on a captivating journey with Ray, E.Z., Mark, and Oscar as they attempt to unravel the profound nature of God and His Word. This riveting discussion closes with a fervent call for believers to intimately know and accurately represent the true and living God. Tune in for an episode that promises enlightenment, depth, and a profound connection with the Creator.