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God's Incommunicable Attributes

Name Description Sample Text
1. Knowledge
    a. Omniscience

God's perfect knowledge of all things

Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite.

- Psalm 147:5

    b. Wisdom

God's perfect use of His omniscience to reach His purpose in the wisest manner

0 LORD, how manifold are Thy works! In wisdom hast Thou made them all: the earth is full of Thy riches.

- Psalm 104:24

    c. Truth

God's perfect truth. His being the infallible source of all truth

For His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD.

- Psalm 117:2

2. Will (Sovereignty)

God's perfect self-determination and supreme ruling authority over all His creation

The LORD hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all.

- Psalm 103:19

    a. Goodness - Love

God's perfect goodness in granting blessings to all His creatures

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

- I John 4:8

    - Grace

God's perfect goodness in granting blessings to guilty sinners

The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

- Psalm 145:8

    - Mercy

God's perfect goodness in granting blessings to miserable sinners

The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.

- Psalm 145:9

    - Longsuffering (Patience)

God's perfect goodness in delaying just punishment due to all sinners

The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

- II Peter 3:9

    b. Righteousness (Justice)

God's perfect devotion to that which is right; His will by which He rewards the righteous and punishes the unrighteous

He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth.

- Psalm 96:13

    c. Holiness

God's perfect devotion to the highest good; His nature which results in a perfect separation from, and hatred of, all sin.

Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of His glory.

- Isaiah 6:3b

3. Power
    (Omnipotence)

God's perfect and unlimited power; His being almighty and all-powerful

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

- Matthew 19:26


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