The Nature and Attributes of God Glossary


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Decisive

Definitions: (1) the making of a choice after considering all of the options; (2) expressing determination for a dedicated purpose firmly and resolutely; (3) faultless action taken after purposeful consideration

Comments:

• Being all-knowing, all of God’s decisions are made after considering all options. This was true while determining the nature of Nature before anything existed and it is also true for each individual. For instance, when determining what actions to take with a individual after that person has died, God will include in his decision the circumstances the person was faced with in their life, the choices they made, the qualities they managed to embody within their soul, the long range plans God has for this soul in his creation, as well as innumerable other factors unknown to us. What we can be absolutely sure of is: his decision(s) will be fair and meticulous.

• God is absolute in relation to the entire time-space universe and within time-space his decisions, and therefore his actions, are the best possible reaction to each person, planet, or universe.

Deity

Definitions: (1) the source of all that which is divine; (2) can be personal, pre-personal, super-personal, or impersonal.

     See Also: God


Destiny

Definitions: (1) the ultimate and inevitable goal of all creation; the final accomplishment; (2) the promise of prevailing in one’s search for God; the definitive attainment; (3) the end result of giving in to God’s irresistible influence; triumphant and victorious; (4) our refuge and our strength

Comment: If we had no free will, our future would be predetermined. But since we do possess the gift of free will, we can choose our destination and how to get there. If we choose to align our will with the will of the Father, he has assured us we will fulfill our heart’s desire. God gives us whatever help we need but we choose our own fate.

Divinity

Definitions: (1) the unifying and coordinating quality of deity; (2) qualitatively comprehended as truth, beauty, and goodness; (3) correlated in personality as love, mercy, and ministry; (4) manifest impersonally as justice, power, and sovereignty.

     See Also: God