The Personality of a God In the year of 2003 there are many types of religions that are practiced in the United States, which involves a God, or a divine power. My personal preference of religion is Christianity. I believe in Jesus Christ and the all mighty God Jehovah. The characteristics of a God varies from religion to religion, but all leading up to love, an everlasting peaceful life, and salvation; therefore, giving strength to all human beings that believe in them and has faith in them.
Loving is the first characteristic trait that Jehovah possesses The first book of Moses indicates, for he made man in his own image and gave him dominion over all the land and animals (Bib. Gen. ); therefore, this was the first act of love; furthermore, he so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son to save it (Jn. 3: 16). Jehovah's love surpasses any kind of love that may be found upon the face of the earth because his love is unconditional. He is a merciful God.
All sins may be washed away if you are sincere when you call upon him. His door is always open. He has no set hours of the day or night when you can call upon him. There are millions of people around the world that worship Jehovah, for these reasons, and more.
Jehovah is a savior, for he freed slaves of all nationalities thus, I am not a slave, but I am a descendant of slaves, yet I can relate to the praises given to God, for releasing my ancestors from their bondage, for I live in a time now where faith in Christ helps me to cope with life's obstacles, racism, and self-made mistakes, for his presence is always there with me providing comfort and assurance. Atheist disbelieve in Jehovah because they have never seen him, or talked to him. Jehovah is a God and he doesn't have to prove himself to them by standing in their face just, so that they can see that he exists; whereas, polytheism on the other hand, are frowned up on by Jehovah, for he is a jealous God, and doesn't want his children to love anyone more than he (Ex. 34: 14). The word provider pertains to Jehovah.
He blesses us with food, shelter, clothing, and time. Each day that we open our eyes is a blessing because he didn't have to wake us up. He also gives us the freedom of choice. We don't have to worship him, or keep his commandments, but there is a penalty, for not doing so. If we should die and go to hell it isn't because he wanted us to, but because we chose to. Turning a death ear to God is not wise, for he wants to love us and, for us to love him in return, but if we chose to disobey and worship another it is clearly our own fault if hell is our last stop.
Jehovah bestowed upon us a brain; as a result, we are capable of learning and reasoning. God entrusted in us the bible and the arc of the covenant, so that we simple humans; compared to the God Almighty may have faith in him and his word. In conclusion, the personality of Jehovah is, so overwhelming that no other God can match his vast amount of loving ness, mercifulness, or forgiveness. When he created man he provided the best of everything. His intentions for man were to live long and take care of the earth with his helpmate, but God only had one stipulation and that was: Not to eat from the tree of knowledge. However, man made his choice to disobey, and eat of the tree of knowledge; which costs him his paradise (Gen.
3: 6-24). Even though the Lord banished man from paradise, he revealed his power of forgiveness and mercifulness because he still loved his creation. God provided for man and his helpmate; although, it was nothing compared to what man once possessed; however, Jehovah knew that the two humans couldn't survive without him just as we can't today. Yet, there are atheists, agnostics, and polytheism's whose faiths are not in Jehovah, he still blesses them and they don't even realize it. Atheists, agnostics may believe their blessings are luck, or accidental; whereas, polytheism's are giving thanks and praises to someone other than Jehovah, and the sad thing of it is they may not realize these errors until they arrive at their last stop, and then it's to late.
Work Cited The King James Version. Bib. Elm Hill Press, 1984, 1977.