And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 16:13)
Understanding who Jesus Christ is requires revelation given from above. And revelation begins with the Word of God: The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. (Psalms 119:130)
Let's stay in the scriptures and let the Word of God describe God is to us.
Who Is God? What is God?
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
God is a Spirit who fills heaven and earth. His Spirit is all around us.
How many Gods are there?
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
There is only one God. He is our creator and there is none beside him.
Is God a Trinity?
Nowhere in the scriptures is God ever called a "trinity" or "triune" in nature. And since God doesn't refer to himself as a trinity, perhaps we shouldn't either. Adding to the scriptures isn't wise and tends to create confusion.
Let's consider the attributes of God which may expand our understanding of who he is.
God is invisible:
1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
God who is a Spirit doesn't have a body:
Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
God Is Immortal - He Cannot Die:
1 Timothy 1:17
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
God Cannot Lie:
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Got Is All-Knowing
1 John 3:20
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
God is Love:
1 John 4:16
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
God Is A Consuming Fire
For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
There are many other scriptures that describe God but this is a great start. There is only one God and there is none beside him. God is a Spirit who knows everything about us past, present and future, yet loves us. He created the heavens and the earth by himself, yet cares for each of us. Our God is an awesome God, worthy of our respect, honor and our worship. Download a Free Bible Study about the Godhead on our Bible Study Page.