Home
About Us
Search Library
Library Index
Whats New
Links
Training
Statement of Faith
About Us
Admin Login
Believersweb Header

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY THEOLOGY PROPER PART 3 of 3

Written by: Hillebrand, Randall    Posted on: 05/04/2005

Category: Theology

Source: www.hillebrandministries.com

OUTLINE

I.  Theology Proper: Definition of

II.  Existence of God: Theories
     A.  God exists
         1.  Cosmological Argument
         2.  Teleological Argument
         3.  Anthropological Argument
         4.  Moral Argument
         5.  Ontological Argument
     B.  God does not exist
         1.  Atheism
         2.  Agnosticism
         3.  Evolution
         4.  Materialism
         5.  Polytheism
         6.  Idealism and realism
         7.  Pantheism
         8.  Deism
         9.  Positivism
        10.  Monism
        11.  Dualism
        12.  Pluralism

III.  Revelation of God
      A.  Types of Revelation: Definitions of
          1.  Revelation as a general term
          2.  General revelation
          3.  Progressive revelation
          4.  Specific revelation
      B.  Purpose of God's revelation
          1.  General revelation
          2.  Specific revelation

IV.  Essence and attributes of God
     A.  His essence (The nature or properties of God)
         1.  Aspects
             a.  Listed
             b.  Contrasted to man
         2.  Aspects expanded
             a.  Spirit
             b.  Self-existent
             c.  Immense
             d.  Eternal
             e.  Immutable
     B.  His attributes (Qualities or characteristics of God)
         1.  Aspects
             a.  Listed
             b.  Contrasted to man
         2.  Aspects expanded
             a.  Omnipresence
                 1) Proof of this doctrine
                 2)  Comfort from this doctrine
             b.  Omniscience
                 1)  Proof of this doctrine
                 2.  Comfort from this doctrine
             c.  Omnipotence
                 1)  Proof of this doctrine
                 2)  Comfort from this doctrine
             d.  Holiness
                 1)  Proof of this doctrine
                 2)  Comfort from this doctrine
             e.  Righteousness
                 1)  Proof of this doctrine
                 2)  Comfort from this doctrine
             f.  Goodness
                 1)  Proof of this doctrine
                 2)  Comfort from this doctrine
             g.  Sovereignty
                 1)  Proof of this doctrine
                 2)  Comfort from this doctrine
     C.  Godhead's triune nature

V.  Names of God
     A.  Names 
     B.  Thoughts relating to the names of God from Psalm 23
     C.  Other thoughts on the names of God
     D.  Other names for God
     E.  Symbolic designations of God

VI.  Decrees of God
     A.  Definition of God's decrees
     B.  Scriptural proof of God's decrees
     C.  Characteristics of God's decrees
         1.  Eternal
         2.  Good
         3.  Wise
         4.  Unconstrained
         5.  Complex
     D.  Purpose of God's decrees
     E.  Realms of God's decrees
         1.  Material and physical realm
         2.  Moral and spiritual realm
         3.  Social and political realm

BODY

V.  Names of God

     "Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I
     shall say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you.'  Now they
     may say to me, 'What is His name?'  What shall I say to them?'" Exodus 3:13

     A.  Names 

         1.  Elohim -- Plurality in Unity
             It is used in the O.T. some 3000 times; over 2300 of them are in
             reference to God.  This name is in the plural form, though not
             always used that way.  It is plurality in unity in that the God of
             Israel is one, in the plural form (cf. Gen. 1:26)  Elohim is
             generally used in conjunction with God's creation, judgment,
             deliverance, and punishment of evildoers.
             Use(s) of:  Every reference for God from Gen. 1:1 to Gen. 9:27,
             and many more.

         2.  El -- The Strong One
             It is translated some 250 times as God.  Most frequently used in
             passages where God's power is indicated.
             Use(s) of: Deut. 10:17 (last ref.); Gen. 17:1; 35:11; cf. Num.
             23:22

         3.  Elah, Eloah -- The Adorable One
             Elah is used some 90 times, whereas Eloah is used some 60 times. 
             Elah means "oak," after a tree which represents durability.
             Use(s) of:  Ezra 4:24; Jer. 10:10; Dan. 6:23
             Eloah signifies the Adorable or Worshipful One. 
             Use(s) of: Deut. 32:15-17; II Sam. 22:32

        4.   El Elyon -- God Most High
             Use(s) of: Gen. 14:18-22; Num. 24:16; Psa. 18:13; II Sam. 22:14;
             Psa. 73:56; Dan. 4:25

         5.  El-Roi -- The Lord That Seeth
             Used once, it comes from the root meaning, "that seeth" or "of
             sight,"
             Use(s) of:  Gen. 16:13-14

         6.  El-Elohe-Israel -- God of Israel
             This title is a combination of God and Jacob's (Israel's) name. 
             He is stating that God is his God.
             Use(s) of:  Gen. 33:20

         7.  El-olam -- God of Eternity
             Though used only once in this form in Scripture, this name gives
             us an important look at God's eternality.
             Use(s) of: Gen. 21:33 -- cf. Isa. 26:4; 40:28; 63:16; Jer. 10:10;
             Psa. 90:2

         8.  El Shaddai -- The Almighty, All-Sufficient God
             This word is used 8 times in the O.T.  This name shows God's
             omnipotent love and His sufficiency in the areas of His grace,
             goodness and government. 
             Use(s) of:  Gen. 17:1; 43:14; Exo. 3:15; 6:3

         9.  Adon-Adonai -- Jehovah our Ruler
             Adon means "lord," whereas Adonai means "master or owner."  This
             is the name used by the Jews in place of the personal name of God,
             Yahweh or Jehovah.  This was done since the Jews did not want to
             transgress Leviticus 24:16.  So to take no chances, they spoke or
             wrote Adonai.  This title is used to express God's authority,
             power, deity, reverence, relationships and responsibility.  An
             example of each is given below.
             Use(s) of:  Ezk. 2:4; 3:11 (over 200 times in Ezk.) ; Isa. 61:1;
             Psa. 35:23; Dan. 9:19; Psa. 16:2; Isa. 6:8,11

         10. Jah -- The Independent One
             This name is a shortened version of Jehovah.  It too was used as
             Adonai since the transcribers dared not to write it in full.  This
             name signifies "He is" and can be made to correspond to "I AM." 
             It is used over 40 times in Isaiah, Psalms, and Exodus.
             Use(s) of:  Psa. 68:4; Exo. 15:2; Isa. 26:4; Psa. 46:1

         11. Jehovah -- The Eternal, Ever-Loving One
             Because of the reverence given to this name as described earlier,
             it is often called Tetragrammation. This means the "four-lettered
             name," YHWH, which is a shortened version of Yahweh meaning
             Jehovah.  This name occurs over 7000 times in the O.T.  Psalm 102
             is addressed to Jehovah, using this name in it 8 times. This Psalm
             is a tribute to God as being eternal, immutable, the Creator,
             covenant God.  It comes from the word Havah meaning "to be or
             being."  This reveals Gods absolute self-existence, His
             eternality.  The fact that this name signifies that God is the
             Ever-Loving One is seen in its use in His redemptive plan for
             mankind.
             Use(s) of:  Exo. 3;14; Mal. 3:6; Psa. 102

         12. Jehovah-Elohim -- The Majestic Omnipotent God
             Jehovah expresses the I AM, while Elohim expresses the Creator,
             the Almighty God.  We get The Majestic Omnipotent God from this
             combination.
             Use(s) of: Gen. 2:4-5; Zech. 13:9; Psa. 118:27

         13. Jehovah-Hoseenu -- The Lord Our Maker
             This title does not refer to God's creation of something out of
             nothing, but instead of His ability to fashion something out of
             what already exists.  So God, The Lord Our Maker, takes us and
             fashions us into the image of Christ.
             Use(s) of:  Psa. 95:6; Titus 2:11-14

         14. Jehovah-Jireh -- The Lord Will Provide
             This name that Abraham called God brings out God's provision in
             our lives.  This can especially be seen in the context of Genesis
             22.  God's provision of a replacement sacrifice for Isaac is a
             foreshadow of His provision of the Lamb of God for all mankind.
             Use(s) of: Gen. 22:14 -- cf. Gen. 22:8

         15. Jehovah-Rophi -- The Lord, The Physician
             He can heal us of our physical and spiritual diseases (Psa.
             103:3), our broken hearts (Psa. 147:3), our backslidden conditions
             (Jer. 3:22), and our bodily infirmities (Gen. 20:17; II Kings
             20:5).
             Use(s) of:  Exo. 15:26

         16. Jehovah-Nissi -- The Lord Our Banner
             The word Nissi has been rendered standard, sign and pole.  Banners
             have long been used as signs of loyalty and the surrender of them
             would mean dishonor.  Moses was willing to die for his Banner,
             God, the One under which they would fight.
             Use(s) of:  Exo. 17:15-16

         17. Jehovah M'Kaddesh -- The Lord Doth Sanctify
             Kodesh, the root of M'Kaddesh, has the meaning of holiness and can
             be related to the word sanctify.  So God is the One who sanctifies
             or sets apart His people.
             Use(s) of:  Exo. 31:13; Lev. 20:8; 21:7-8

         18. Jehovah-Eloheenu -- Lord Our God
             This name is used over 19 times in the book of Deuteronomy.  This
             title suggests the fact that God is the Lord their God who is over
             them.
             Use(s) of:  Deut. 1:6,19; 2:37; 4:7; 6:4

         19. Jehovah-Eloheka -- Lord Thy God
             This name denotes God's relationship to His people and is more
             personal than the previous one.  It is used mainly in Deuteronomy
             and Exodus in the following ways: In redemption by, relationship
             to, responsibility to and reward by the Lord.
             Use(s) of:  Exo. 20:2,5,7,10,12; Deut. 16 (used 20 times)

         20. Jehovah-Elohay -- The Lord My God
             This title is used in an individual sense as seen by the
             word "my."  It shows the exclusive, personal relationship we have
             with Him.
             Use(s) of:  Jos. 14:8; Ezra 7:28; Psa. 18:28; 30:2,12

         21. Jehovah-Shalom -- The Lord Our Peace
             God is the procurer of our peace (Isa. 53:5), personification
             (Isa. 9:6), publisher (Isa. 52:7), perfection (Isa. 25:3), power
             (Isa. 26:12), promise (Isa. 32:17), and perpetuator (Isa. 9:7) of
             it.
             Use(s) of: Judges 6:24

         22. Jehovah-Tsebaoth -- The Lord Of Hosts, All-Sovereign One
             This could also be stated, Jehovah-Sabaoth.  Sabaoth means host or
             hosts, with special reference to warfare or service, so it is
             often translated the Lord of hosts.  It proclaims the Lord as
             controller of all created agencies and ruler over all.  Tsebaoth
             can also be translated as armies, the service and appointed
             times.  But it generally has the idea of God's gathered ones. 
             This name occurs 260 times in the O.T.
             Use(s) of:  I Sam. 1:3; Jer. 11:20; Zech. 14:21

         23. Jehovah-Rohi -- The Lord My Shepherd
             This name declares God as a shepherd who loves, cares and supplies
             needed resources for them in all untrodden and unknown pathways of
             the future.  This is what God is to His people.
             Use(s) of:  Psa. 23:1

         24. Jehovah-Tsidkenu -- The Lord Our Righteousness
             Tsidkenu is derived from the word Tsedsk, which means straight or
             right.  It can also be translated as righteous, righteousness,
             just, justify, and declared innocent.  This name does not focus in
             on God's righteousness, but instead on God's command of right and
             just relationships among ourselves. Use(s) of:  Jer. 23:6; 33:16

         25. Jehovah-Makkeh -- The Lord Shall Smite Thee
             This name signifies that God brings judgment upon His people for
             disobedience if they do not repent.
             Use(s) of: Ezk. 7:9 -- cf. Ezk. 22:13; Mal. 4:6

         26. Jehovah-Gmolah -- The God of Recompenses
             Though recompense can be either dealing out judgment or reward,
             the focus of this name is on God's judgment of those who mock 
             and scorn Him.
             Use(s) of:  Jer. 51:56 -- cf. Jer. 51:25; Deut. 32:35

         27. Jehovah-Shammah -- The Lord Is There
             This name focuses on God's omnipresence, also having a view of the
             millennial kingdom where God the Son will reign.
             Use(s) of: Ezk. 48:35 -- cf. Isa. 12:6; Jer. 3:17; Zeph. 3:15

     B.  Thoughts relating to the names of God from Psalm 23

         Verse 1 -- Jehovah-Rohi, "Jehovah is my shepherd."
         Verse 1 -- Jehovah-Jireh, "I shall not want."
         Verse 2 -- Jehovah-Shalom, "He maketh me to lie down in green
                    pastures.  He leadeth me beside the still waters."
         Verse 3 -- Jehovah-Ropheka, "He restoreth my soul."
         Verse 3 -- Jehovah-Tsidkenu, "He leadeth me in the paths of
                    righteousness for His name's sake."
         Verse 4 -- Jehovah-Shammal, "Thou art with me."
         Verse 5 -- Jehovah-Nissi, "Thou preparest a table before me in the
                    presence of mine enemies."
         Verse 5 -- Jehovah-M'Kaddesh, "Thou anointest my head with oil."

     C.  Other thoughts on the names of God

         If our experience is to meet poverty, in any form, may our trust be in
         Jehovah-Jireh, "The Lord Provides."

         If we are called upon to bear sickness or disease, let us put
         ourselves in the care of the Great Physician -- Jehovah-Rophi, "The
         Lord who heals."

         In our battle with the world, the flesh, and the devil, it is
         essential to keep our eye on Jehovah-Nissi, "The Lord our Banner."

         If Satan tempts us to dishonor God by sins of omission or commission,
         then let us remember our Jehovah M'Kaddesh, "The Lord who sanctifies."

         If trouble overtakes us, and the tendency to agitation of heart and
         mind appears, let us whisper Jehovah-Shalom, "The Lord my Peace."

         If we are privileged to gather with the saints, let it not be to meet
         man, but God who is Jehovah-Tsebahoth, "The Lord of Hosts."

         If tempted to wander from the "green pastures" of the Word, may we
         quickly retrace our steps to Jehovah-Rohi, "The Lord my Shepherd."

         If it be in private communion or public service may we be found with
         our eyes on Jehovah-Heleyon, "The Lord Most High."

         If tempted to depend on our own righteousness forgetting that we are
         complete in Christ, may we see Him anew as Jehovah-Tsidkeenu, "The
         Lord our Righteousness."

         If persecuted, ill-treated, let us not recompense evil for evil, but
         leave our reputation with our Jehovah-Gmolah, "The Lord our
         Recompense."

         If unconfessed sin is upon our conscience, let us seek immediate
         cleansing for it lest we meet Jehovah-Makkeh, "The Lord who smites."

         If our sphere is at home or abroad, wherever we are and whatever we
         do, may we remember Jehovah-Shammah, "The Lord is there."

     D.  Other names for God
         1. Father -- Psa. 83:26
         2. Lord of All the Earth -- Mic. 4:13
         3. God of Heaven -- Dan. 2:37; Jonah 1:9
         4. Jealous -- Exo. 34:14

     E.  Symbolic designations of God
         1.  Ancient of Days -- The God of Eternity
             Use(s) of:  Dan. 7:9,13,22
         2.  Rock -- God in His Strength and Permanency
             Use(s) of:  Deut. 32:15,18,30,31,37; Isa. 26:4
         3.  Covering, Protection -- God as Our Protector and Comforter
             Use(s) of:  II Kings 16:18; Job 38:40; I Sam. 25:20; Isa. 4:5-6
         4.  Refuge -- God is Our Haven from the Avenger
             Use(s) of:  II Sam. 22:3; Psa. 46:1
         5.  Fortress -- God as Our Defense Against the Foe
             Use(s) of:  II Sam. 22:2,33; Psa. 91:2
         6.  Shield -- God a Preserver and Protector of His Children
             Use(s) of: Psa. 3:3; 28:7; 33:20
         7.  Sun -- God Is the Source of Light and Life
             Use(s) of:  Psa. 84:11
         8.  Crown and Diadem -- God in His Sovereignty and Radiance
             Use(s) of:  Isa. 28:5
         9.  Wall of Fire -- God Who Encompasses Our Path
             Use(s) of:  Zech. 2:5
        10.  Refiner, Purifier -- God as the Remover of Dross
             Use(s) of: Mal. 3:3
        11.  Husband -- God in His Role of Guidance
             Use(s) of:  Isa. 54:5
        12.  Governor (Ruler) -- God Who Rules by Love
             Use(s) of:  Psa. 22:28
        13.  Redeemer -- God Is the One Who Releases the Captives
             Use(s) of:  Pro. 23:11; Isa. 47:4
        14.  King -- God in His Unequaled Majesty
             Use(s) of:  I Sam. 12:12; Psa. 5:2; 10:16

        (NOTE:  The material for point V above was summarized from All the
         Divine Names and Titles in the Bible by Dr. Herbert Lockyer, Zondervan
         Publishing House, pgs. 5-86.)


VI.  Decrees of God

     A.  Definition of God's decrees
         The decrees of God are the eternal purpose of God which He
         predetermined in eternity past in regards to His sovereign control
         over everything and every realm -- material and physical, moral and
         spiritual, social and political.

     B.  Scriptural proof of God's decrees
         The Bible speaks of God's predetermined, eternal plans.  It also
         clearly shows its reader that God acts according to His will, that He
         is sovereign in ll things, and that His plans cannot be thwarted. 
         Proofs of God's decrees are seen in the following verses:

         God is sovereign over all -- I Chr. 29:11-12
         God's predetermined will cannot be thwarted -- Isa. 14:24-27
         God acts according to His will -- Dan. 4:35
         God carries out His predestined will -- Eph. 1:9-11
         God does things in accordance with His predetermined purpose --
            Rom. 8:28
         God does things in accordance with His eternal purpose -- Eph. 3:11;
            2 Tim. 1:9
         God foreknew (Christ) before the foundation of the world -- 1 Pet. 1:20
         God made decisions in eternity past -- Eph. 1:4

     C.  Characteristics of God's decrees

         As we look at the characteristics of God's decrees, we need to keep in
         mind the character of God.  We need to remember that God is all-wise,
         good, righteous, sovereign, perfect, and omniscient.  Knowing these
         things about God, we can know that whatever God decreed in eternity
         past would be within the confines of, and reflected by, His character.

         1.  Eternal
             God's decrees are done in accordance with His eternal purpose. 
             Second Timothy 1:9 says:

             "who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according
             to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was
             granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity"

             In eternity past, according to His purpose, God predetermined to
             save and call us to be His own.  Therefore, God's decrees are
             eternal.

         2.  Good
             God's decrees are good.  Isaiah 46:10 says:

             "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times 
             things which have not been done, saying, 'My purpose will be
             established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure'"

             And Philippians 2:13 says:

             "for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for
             His good pleasure."

             In God's decrees He accomplishes His pleasures or desires which
             are good.  God cannot do anything less than this since He is good,
             and no evil dwells in Him (Psa. 5:4; Jas. 1:17).

         3.  Wise
             We see that God does the things that He does out of His wisdom. 
             Psalm 104:24 says:

             "O LORD, how many are Your works!  In wisdom You have made them
             all; the earth is full of Your possessions."

             And Proverbs 3:19 tells us:

             "The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, by understanding He
             established the heavens."

             Proverbs 8 also tells us that God created all things through His
             wisdom and that wisdom was with God in eternity past.

         4.  Unconstrained (uninhibited)
             God's decrees are carried out unconstrainedly.  We see this in
             Daniel 4:35 (verse 32 in the Russian Bible) which says:

             "All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, but He
             does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the
             inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand or say to
             Him, 'What have You done?"

             No thing nor being (human or angelic) can restrain God and His
             will.  He does as He pleases when He pleases. (cf. Rom. 9; Isa.
             40:12ff)

         5.  Complex

             The decrees of God are complex.  As we consider the death of
             Christ, we see that though this event happened as the result of  
             the sinfulness of wicked men who will be held responsible for it,
             this event was the fulfillment of the eternal purpose and the
             predetermined plan of God (cf. Acts 2:23).  Therefore, those who
             were responsible for His death will be held accountable, though
             God predetermined that this event would take place and be
             necessary for the salvation of man.

             Another example was when Israel chose a king.  This too was sin
             for the nation of Israel (1 Sam. 8:5-9,19-22), though it was
             nonetheless the result of God's eternal will (Gen. 17:6; 35:11). 
             And though Israel was warned by God in Deuteronomy 28 that if they
             did not obey Him, they would be taken into captivity, which
             occurred (2 Kings 17:6-23; 1 Chr. 9:1), God judged the two
             nations -- Assyria and Babylon -- for doing this to Israel (Jer.
             50:1-2,9-18).  Also see Habakkuk 1:6,11.

             Does this make God inconsistent or the author of sin?  No.  As
             James 1:13 states, God is not tempted by sin and does not tempt
             anyone.  God is perfect, holy, and righteous, as we have already
             looked at in this course.  Therefore, God is able to decree events
             in eternity past that result from the wicked desires of man.

             This then brings us to the issue of God's perfect and permissive
             will.  God's perfect will consists of those things that God has
             determined will happen as the result of His eternal purpose, such
             as creation of the universe, earth, angels and people; salvation;
             writing of the Law of Moses; the millennial kingdom; etc.

             God's permissive will on the other hand are those things that God
             allows to happen which are a part of His eternal decrees, such as
             sin, the crucifixion of Christ, Israel electing a king, the
             captivity of Israel, etc.  Therefore within the eternal decrees of
             God, there are those things that God determined and those things
             which God allows.


     D.  Purpose of God's decrees

         All things that believers do are to be done for the glorification of
         God (1 Cor. 10:31).  Therefore, God Himself will do nothing that will
         not bring Him glory.  God created the world for His glory (Psa. 19:1),
         predestined believers for His glory (Eph. 1:5-6,11-12), shows
         unconditional grace to believers for His glory (Rom. 9:23; 2 Cor.
         4:15), and one day every person will bow the knee to Jesus confessing
         Him as Lord for God's glory (Php. 2:9-11).  God is worthy of receiving
         glory for all of His works (cf. Rev. 4:11).

     E.  Realms of God's decrees

         God's control is over various realms which we will look at next.  The
         realms are:

         *  Material and physical
         *  Moral and spiritual
         *  Social and political

         1.  Material and physical realm
             God created, and is in control of the material things of the earth
             and the physical aspects of it.  Let's look at Scriptural examples
             that show us this.

             God determined to make man and determine his rule -- Gen. 1:26
             God determined the seasons -- Gen. 8:22
             God determined never again to destroy all life with a flood --
                Gen. 9:8-17
             God created the heavens, controls nations and people -- Psa. 33:6-
                11
             God established the earth and maintains it -- Psa. 119:90-91
             God predetermined creation from His wisdom -- Pro. 8:22-31
             God determined the boundaries of Israel -- Deut. 32:8
             God created the heavens and earth -- Isa. 45:18
             God determined man's time and boundaries -- Acts 17:26
             God determines man's life span -- Job 14:5
             God determines how man will die -- John 21:19
             God determines when a man will die -- 2 Tim. 4:6-8

         2.  Moral and spiritual realm
             God is also in control of the moral and spiritual realm, both of
             men and/or the angelic hosts.

             God determined the penalty for man's sin -- Rom. 1:24-28
             God does not tempt -- Jas. 1:13
             God restrains sin -- 2 Thes. 2:7
             God predestined the fate of Jesus -- Acts 4:27-28
             God controls the demonic realm -- Job 1:6-12
             God predestined believers to eternal life -- Eph. 1:4-5
             God called people to salvation according to His own purpose --
                2 Tim.1:9
             God predetermined salvation through Jesus in eternity past -- Eph.
                3:11
             God causes all things to work together for good to those who love
                Him -- Rom. 8:28
             God who is all wise and knowledgeable determined all things --
                Rom. 11:33

         3.  Social and political realm
             God is in control of the social and political realm of mankind. 
             No person or group of people or nation can do anything without
             God's approval.

             God determines kings and kingdoms -- Dan. 2:21,31-45
             God determined the family -- Gen. 2:18
             God determined that man should not divorce -- Mat. 19:1-9
             God determined that man should multiply upon the earth -- Gen.
                1:28; 9:1,7
             God determined that man should be in subjection to governments --
                Rom. 13:1-7
             God does according to His will in the realm of mankind -- Dan.
                2:21; 4:35
             God determined nations and how He will deal with them -- Gen. 12:1-
                3
             God determines the conditions under which a nation will exist --
                Exo. 19:5-6
             God determines the fate of nations -- Joel 3:1-21
             God determines the future of nations -- Zech. 14:1-11
             God determines the status of nations -- Psa. 2
             God will judge nations -- Zech. 14:12-21

        NOTE: Life is like a puzzle, and only the designer of the puzzle knows
              how everything fits together and what the completed puzzle looks
              like.


Doc viewed 12342 times.

Related Content


This articles keywords/phrases are:

theology
Proper
names

The articles in the list below have 1 or more of the same keywords or phrases as the article you are viewing. If you wish to hone in on a single keyword, click on that keyword and you will see a list of articles that match just that keyword.









Development and hosting
for non-profits and more