God is the greatest conceivable being…

If you could conceive of anything greater than God, then that would be God. Thus, God is the greatest conceivable being, a maximally great being.

William Lane Craig, from God Is Not Dead Yet, christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/july/13.22.html

God is a person…

[The] proposition [God is a person] is not explicitly stated in Scripture, but is an inference that Christians draw from what the Scriptures do say about God together with our concept of a person. Person is one of those words that probably cannot be defined rigorously. Nevertheless, let us loosely define the term as “a conscious purposive agent.” Conscious means that persons are things that engage in “mental” or “conscious” acts like thinking, feeling, desiring, willing, believing and knowing. Purposive means that persons are things that have certain desires, intentions or aims, and set out to achieve them. Agent means that persons are things that have the ability to act, to do or achieve things in the world. Continue reading

We think on it, we give glory to God…

Who could make all of this? Who could make it out of nothing? Who could sustain it day after day for endless years? Such infinite power, such intricate skill, is completely beyond our comprehension. When we meditate on it, we give glory to God.

Wayne Grudem, quoted in A World of Difference by Kenneth Richard Samples, kindle location 1882

God relates to the world…

Let us say that God relates to the world, or acts on or in the world, in four main ways: (1) God brings the world into existence; (2) God sustains or upholds the world in existence; (3) God acts through natural causes in the world; and (4) God acts miraculously or outside of natural causes in the world.

Stephen Davis, from In Defense of Miracles, p. 165

We can think about God like this…

We can do our thinking about what God is like, then, in a number of ways. We can begin with traditional thoughts about God’s nature. The traditional notion of God is that God is a person. He is not just a force. He is not a person with a body like you and I are. He has no body but he is a person nonetheless. Continue reading

We will never fully comprehend…

Those aspects of God which we will never fully comprehend should be regarded as mysteries that go beyond our reason rather than as paradoxes which conflict with reason.

Millard Erickson, from Christian Theology, p. 338