622. God dwells in light / darkness. [B, 3; H, 101]

1TIM 6:16, Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light who no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting.
1KIN 8:12, Then spake Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

PSA 97:1-2, The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.



623. God inhabits eternity / dwells with men. [H, 103]

ISA 57:15, For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; ....
ISA 57:15, ... I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

EXO 29:45, And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.

JOH 14:23, Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.



624. God dwells in Zion / heaven. [H, 108]

PSA 76:1, In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel. 2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.

JOE 3:17, So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more. ... 21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
ECC 5:2, Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.



625. God did / did not love the city of Zion. [H, 228]

PSA 87:2, The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. 3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God.

PSA 132:13, For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. 14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
JER 32:31, For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,



626. God did / did not dwell in Solomon's temple. [B, 2; H, 102]

2CHR 7:12, And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. ... 16 For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

[SEE ALSO: 1KIN 9:3-5]

1CHR 17:4 Go and tell David my servant, Thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in.

[SEE ALSO: ACT 7:48, 17:24]



627. God does / does not lie or approve of lying.* [B, 20; H, 290]

1KIN 22:20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. 21 And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. 22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.
2THE 2:11, And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

[SEE ALSO: EXO 1:18-20; JOS 2:4-5; 2CHR 18:20-22; JER 20:7; EZE 14:9; JAM 2:25]

NUM 23:19, God is not a man, that he should lie;

HEB 6:18, That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

TIT 1:2, In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

[SEE ALSO: EXO 20:16; 1SAM 15:29; PRO 12:22; MAL 1:14; EPH 4:25; COL 3:9; REV 21:8]
* An apologist wrote, "In none of these passages did God command anyone to lie." So, when the all-powerful god says to "go forth, and do so," (1KIN 22:22) it's not a command or an approval?



628. God does / does not love everyone. [H, 97]

JOH 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1JOH 4:8, He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ... 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
GEN 7:21-23, And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth:

HOS 9:15, All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters

MAL 1:3, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

[SEE ALSO: EXO 12:29; LEV 20:23; PSA 5:5, 11:5; ACT 12:23]



629. God does / does not want people to die.
630. God does / does not enjoy a sinners' downfall. [H, 96]

DEU 17:2, If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, 3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; ... 7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.

PRO 1:26, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
EZE 18:32, I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.



631. God does / does not want some to go to hell.

PRO 16:4, The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

MAR 4:11-12, And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

2THE 2:11-12, And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1TIM 2:3-4, For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

2PET 3:9, 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.



632. God does / does not know what is everyone's heart.

ACT 1:24, And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

[SEE ALSO: PSA 139:1-4]

DEU 8:2, And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

[SEE ALSO:GEN 22:12 DEU 13:3]



633. God does / does not judge people.

1PET 1:17, And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

EZE 18:30, Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD....
JOH 5:22, For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:



634. God stands / sits to judge. [H, 103]

ISA 3:13, The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
JOE 3:12, Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.



635. God is / is not just. [B, 10; H, 83]

DEU 32:4, He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

[SEE ALSO:GEN 18:25; PSA 92:15; EZE 18:25]

EXO 20:5, I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation....

EXO 21:7, And if a man sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as the menservants do.

NUM 11:1, And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

[SEE ALSO: MAT 13:12; ROM 9:11-13]



636. God is partial / impartial towards people.

GEN 4:4, And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: 5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

LUK 1:30, And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

ROM 9:13, As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

[NOTE: All verses above are from the KJV. SEE ALSO: LEV 26:9; MAT 10:5-6; 15:22-26; ROM 8:29-30 - p.b.]

DEU 10:17, For the LORD your God is God supreme and Lord supreme, the great, the almighty, and the awesome God, who shows no favor and takes no bribe, (TAN)

PSA 145:9, The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. (KJV)

ROM 2:11, For there is no respect of persons with God. (KJV)

[SEE ALSO: 2CHR 19:7]



637. God does / does not help those who need it.

PSA 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
PSA 22:1-2, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.



638. God does / does not withhold his blessings. [B, 12; H, 89]

ISA 1:15, And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

MIC 3:4, Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.

JAM 4:3, Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
LUK 11:10, For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

JAM 1:5, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.



639. God can / cannot be seen. [B, 4; H, 73]

GEN 32:30, And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

EXO 24:9-11, Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

[SEE ALSO: GEN 17:1; EXO 33:11,23; NUM 12:7-8, 14:14; JUDG 13:22; JOB 42:5; ISA 6:1; DAN 7:9]

JOH 1:18, No man hath seen God at any time;

1TIM 6:15-16, Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

[SEE ALSO: EXO 33:20; DEU 4:15; JOH 5:37; 1JOH 4:12]



640. God can / cannot be heard. [B, 4]

GEN 3:9, And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

EXO 33:11, And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle. 12 And Moses said unto the LORD....
JOH 5:37, And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.



641. God does / does not tire. [B, 5; H, 56]

EXO 31:17, It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

JER 15:6, Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.
ISA 40:28, Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.



642. God can / cannot be tempted. [H, 82]

DEU 6:16, Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

JOB 2:3, And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

ACT 15:10, Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

[SEE ALSO: EXO 17:2; MAL 3:15; MAT 4:7]

JAM 1:13, Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:



643. God does / does not tempt men. [B, 19; H, 79]

GEN 22:1, And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

[SEE ALSO: 2SAM 24:1; MAT 6:13]

JAM 1:13, Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:



644. God destroys the righteous / wicked. [H, 204]

JOB 2:3, And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
PRO 10:27-29, The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.



645. God does / does not spare the righteous.

EZE 18:8, He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man, 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD. ... 19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live. (KJV)

EZE 33:19, But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby. (KJV)
JOB 9:22, ... Both the innocent and the wicked he destroys. (NAB)

EZE 21:3, And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked. (KJV)<



646. God does / does not feed and care for all life.

PSA 145:15-16, The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
DEU 28:48, Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

ISA 5:13, Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

ISA 8:21, And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.



647. God does / does not forgive all sins.

ACT 13:38, Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

1JOH 1:9, If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

COL 2:13, And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
MAT 12:31, Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

MAR 3:29, But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:



648. God does / does not remember forgiven sins.

EXO 34:6-7, And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

HEB 9:27, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
JER 31:34, And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

HEB 8:12, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.



649. God is / is not the only savior.

ISA 43:11, I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

HOS 13:4, Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
LUK 2:11, For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

ACT 13:23, f this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:



650. Jesus is / is not God. [B, 108; H, 106]

JOH 8:58, Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

JOH 10:30, I and my Father are one.

COL 2:9, For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

PHILI 2:5-6, Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

[SEE ALSO: PSA 2:7; JOH 1:1, 5:18, 14:9-11; HEB 1:8]

ISA 43:10, Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

MAR 6:1, And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. ... 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

MAR 10:18, And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

JOH 14:28, Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.

JOH 20:17, Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

1COR 15:25, For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. ... 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

COL 3:1, If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

1TIM 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

[SEE ALSO: ISA 45:5; MAT 20:23, 24:36, 27:46; MAR 16:19; LUK 2:52; JOH 5:19, 8:28,40, 16:28; ACT 2:22, 13:23, 17:30-31; ROM 1:3; 2TIM 2:8; HEB 1:1-3, 2:9-18; 1PET 3:21-22, REV 22:16.]



651. Jesus is / is not the only intermediary between man and God. [H, 131]

1TIM 2:5, For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
ROM 8:26, Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.



652. Man can / cannot come to Jesus except via the Father.

MAT 11:28, Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

JOH 7:37, In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

[SEE ALSO: JOH 5:40]

JOH 6:65, And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

[SEE ALSO: JOH 6:37, 44; ROM 10:13]



653. God / Jesus is the gateway to heaven.
(You can't get there from here.)

JOH 6:65, And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
JOH 14:6, ... no man cometh to the father but by me.

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