God in Christianity
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
In Christianity, God is the eternal being that created the universe. God is usually held to have the properties of holiness (separate from sin and incorruptible), justice (fair, right, and true in all his judgments), omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence, omnipresence and immortality (eternal and everlasting). The Bible never speaks of God in an impersonal sense. Instead, it refers to him in personal terms—as one who is, who speaks, who sees, hears, acts, and loves. God is understood to have a will and personality. He is represented in Scripture as being primarily concerned with people. Thus, the transcendent essence of God is impersonal, while the immanent Persons of the Godhead (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) are personal.