EZINE 1, November 2011
HOW DO YOU DEFINE GOD?
By Otto Engelberth
In the book titled, Is There a Creator, I consistently used the name "The Creator" to describe God. In hindsight, that name is too limited in its description. This is because God is much more than just a creator. He is a sustainer- He has a personality- He has a plan - He desires to have relationships.
The Biblical writers referred to God using names that describe what God does. Names like: My Advocate — Comforter in Sorrow — Wonderful Councilor — Our Guide — Righteous Judge — My Redeemer — My Friend — My Savior.
But how does God describe Himself? When God spoke to Moses from the burning bush, giving him instructions on how he was to free the Israelites from their Egyptian slavery, Moses asked, "Who shall I say sent me, what is his name?" God responded by saying that Moses should say that, "The "I AM WHO I AM" has sent you".
At first I was puzzled by the name that God gave Himself. But the more that I thought about it, it made sense. What God was saying is that your words can't begin to describe me because you have nothing that you can compare me to.
God is one of a kind. He always has and will exist. Time is one continuum with Him. He knows everything. He is all powerful. He thinks. He has a personality. He has a plan and purpose. He desires to have a relationship with us individually.
That's what the book is about.