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God's Character

Holiness: Holiness is that perfection of God whereby He abhors that which is evil and demands purity.(1)
1 Pet 1:16 for it is written:"Be holy, because I am holy."

Justice: Justice is the attribute if God by which He caries out the laws that He has imposed. (2)
Hos 12:6 ...maintain love and justice

Righteousness: Righteousness is the attribute that causes God to always do right.(3)
Neh 9:7-12 You are the LORD God...You have kept your promise because you are righteous.

Love: Love is the attribute which moves God to communicate His concern for the ultimate welfare of ones that He loves.(4)
Jn 3:16 God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son

Mercy: Mercy is God's compassion for the sinner in not giving him what he deserves(5)
Mic 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance?

Grace: Grace is unmerited goodness and love of God for those who have forfeited it.(6)
Eph 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God

Goodness: This attribute of God is revealed in His bountiful dealing with mankind.(7)
Psa 145:9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

Truth: God cannot lie nor tolerate untruth.(8)
 Jn 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth


(1) Bere, Michael Ph.D. Bible Doctrines For Today Book 1., A Beka Book .1987

(2) ibid. p129

(3) ibid. p130

(4) ibid. p131

(5) ibid. p132

(6) ibid. p132

(7) ibid. p133

(8) ibid. p133

Scripture quotations taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright (c) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.