WHO AND WHAT IS GOD

od is Yahweh and Jehovah of the Jewish Scriptures and, at the same time, the Heavenly Father of the New Testament. This is despite the fact that Yahweh is a God of wrath and vengeance, and the Heavenly Father is a God of Love, tenderness, and mercy. Yet they are both the same unseen, true God, the creator of man and who has always been "One" and changeless.

God revealed himself first to Abraham in the Near East, but this was not the first time in the entire world, for the Orientals were the first to have an idea of God. The development of the concept of Jehovah among the Hebrews came through an understanding of the laws of conduct between men. This was brought to a higher level through Moses, who led the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt. Their liberation was brought about as a result of their great sufferings and their inheritance of God as a religious concept. At the time, the Hebrews were in a state in which they could be used as a whole people as witnesses of the existence of the invisible God.

God is the Almighty omnipotent, omniscient, and omnificent and, as such, has no limitations as a sexual concept (namely father-soul or mother-soul), nor can any human expression in truth be applied to God. When I refer to God as my Father, I do this to indicate the fact that I am at one with him in nature through my possession of the divine love, and I make no reference to any qualities that represent human maleness or masculinity.

There is nothing in all of nature that men are acquainted with or have knowledge of that can be used to make a comparison to God. For men to conceive that God has a form, in any manner, resembling that of man is erroneous, and those who in their beliefs and teachings deny the anthropomorphic God are correct. Men have never conceived of the true form of God in all the ages, including those who believe in the Bible of the Hebrews and that of the Christians.

God is of a form that makes him an entity with a seat of habitation. This is in contradistinction to that God who, in the teachings of some men, is said to be everywhere and in everything - in the rocks and trees, in thunder and lightning, in man and beasts, in all created things, and in what man is said to live and move and have his being.

No, this concept of God is not in accord with the truth, and to believe that God is without form is to believe that God is a mere principle, force, nebulous power or, as some say, the resultant of laws, which laws had actually been established by God for the purpose of controlling the universe of creation. These laws are expressed to men by these very forces and principles to the extent that man can perceive them. God is behind these forces, principles and laws that are the expressions of his being, and are dependent and subject to God's will and without God these things could not exist.