We read lots of descriptions of God and see His characteristics in the Bible. Describing God is important, as we can’t see Him. 1 Timothy 6:15-16 tells us this.

There is only one God. He is unique. See Deuteronomy 6:4.

God is eternal. This means there is no concept of God having been created or born. He’ll exist forever. This comes from lots of passages, including Psalm 90:2.

God made everything. This includes the universe and Planet Earth. His skilled creativity is clear to see. The Bible’s teaching mentions this from the very beginning – see Genesis 1.

It’s impossible to tempt God to do something wrong, as His decisions are made with purity and integrity.

“He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.”

– from Deuteronomy 32:4 (NIV).

God has a perfect relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ, but they are not the same being. God cannot die, so He could not be a sacrifice. God cannot act as a mediator between humans and Himself. Have a read of 1 Timothy 2:5-6.

We’ll look at the work of Jesus in a separate section.