What Christians Believe

God and Humans

What kind of God?
Christians believe that the planet on which we live is not here by accident. The progress of the universe from a particle of matter to a human being living in the vast expanses of space was brought about by the plan of God.

The Bible describes God as:
God doesn’t live in a particular place, separate from his creation, but is everywhere in it.

Absolutely powerful
Even though the world has evil things in it, God can and will bring about justice.

Knowing everything
When you pray, it is to a God who understands every thought.

Beyond space and time
God is eternal and doesn’t rely on anything else in order to exist.

Even when circumstances look terrible, goodness will have the upper hand.

God is set apart in awesome perfection, but he is also utterly loving.

Utterly loving
Although you would expect God to be unapproachable because of his holiness, he is immensely tender toward human beings. Knowing him is an entirely wonderful experience, bringing a sense of being loved, blessed and sustained through life.

Way above gender and language
However you try to describe God (including using the words he or she), the truth is even greater.

There is only one God, although he can be encountered in three different ways – Father, Son and Spirit.

What the Bible says about it

An extract from the Bible:
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all life and breath and everything else … God did this so that [humans] would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
Where to find it:
Acts 17:24-27
About these words:
They were spoken by Paul, one of the first leaders of the Christian church, to a crowd in Athens about twenty years after the life of Jesus.

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