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ASEITY

_______________________ BEAUTY BLESSEDNESS ETERNITY


_______________________ FREEDOM
Summary attributes
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_______________________ Attributes of Purpose
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God is self-existent and self- God has always existed,
sufficient and has no need of God is the possessor and the God delights fully in himself having no beginning and no God does whatever he
human beings or the rest of sum of all desirable qualities. and in all that reflects his end, and experiencing no pleases.
creation. character. succession of moments.

GLORY GOODNESS HOLINESS IMMUTABILITY


_______________________ INVISIBILITY
Summary attributes
_______________________ Moral attributes
_______________________ Moral attributes
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God cannot change in his Gods being
The created brightness that God is the final standard of God is separated from sin being, perfections, purposes, _______________________
surrounds Gods revelation all good, and all he is and and he is committed to and promises. Gods total essence, all
of himself. does is worthy of approval. seeking his own honor. of his being, will never be
visible to us.
To study Gods attributes is to study his character, to
answer questions like, Who is God? and What is God
like? A typical classification of Gods attributes divides
them into those that are incommunicable (those that he JEALOUSY KNOWLEDGE LOVE MERCY OMNIPOTENCE
Moral attributes
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_______________________ Moral attributes
_______________________ Moral attributes
_______________________ Attributes of Purpose
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does not share or communicate to anyone or anything
else) and communicable (those that he shares with other God always seeks to protect God fully knows himself God eternally gives of God is good to those in God is able to do all his holy
his own honor. and all actual and possible himself to others. misery and distress and he is will. (This is also known as
beings). Like most theological classifications, this one is things. (This is also know as good to those who deserve Gods sovereignty)
imperfect but still helpful as we seek to understand what Gods omniscience) punishment.
is so far beyond ourselves.
Gods communicable attributes can be further
categorized into: attributes of Gods being, mental OMNIPRESENCE PEACE PERFECTION RIGHTEOUSNESS SPIRITUALITY
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attributes, moral attributes, attributes of purpose and Moral attributes
_______________________ Summary attributes
_______________________ Moral attributes
_______________________ Attributes describing
God has no size or shape Gods being
summary attributes (attributes that, in a more particular and is present in all places God, in his being and God fully possesses all God is the final standard of
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way, modify each of the others). with his entire being. actions, is separate from all excellent qualities and lacks what is right and he always God is a being who is not
confusion and disorder. no qualities that would be acts in accordance with made up of matter and who
It is important to consider that God is not simply
desirable for him. what is right. (This is also cannot be perceived by our
the sum of his attributes. His attributes are not separate known as Gods justice) bodily senses.
from one another, but each one modifies or qualifies
each of the others.
TRUTHFULNESS UNITY
_______________________ WILL WISDOM WRATH
Mental attributes
_______________________ Attributes of Purpose
_______________________ Mental attributes
_______________________ Moral attributes
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Gods whole being includes
SUGGESTED RESOURCES God is the true God whose all of his attributes at all God approves and God always chooses the God intensely hates all sin.
knowledge and words are times. These attributes are determines to bring about best goals and the best
Systematic Theology | Wayne Grudem both true and the final never in opposition. every action necessary for means to those goals.
standard of truth. the existence and activity of
The Attributes of God | A.W. Pink all that exists.

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