I continue to feel the necessity to learn as much as possible about faith. It is important to have a correct idea of the perfections of God belonging to the attributes of His nature to attain mightier faith. I shared six perfections of God in a previous blog and recently studied four more of God’s perfections with supporting scriptures that are also important to attain stronger faith in God.
Perfections of God Belonging to the Attributes of His Nature
God has a knowledge of ALL things.
Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Acts 15:18
Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Isaiah 46:9-10
If God did not have knowledge of all things, we could not have the assurance He can answer all questions and solve all problems. In order to trust God, we must be assured that He is all knowing from the beginning to the end.
God is all-powerful
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God Hebrews 11:3
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. Hebrews 1:3
God had the faith or power to create heaven and earth. Also by His power, He atoned for our sins. In order to have complete trust in God, we must have the assurance that he has the power to deliver us from all beings that may seek to destroy us along with the power over everything.
God is a God of perfect justice and judgment
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. Psalms 89:14
Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Isaiah 45:21
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. Deuteronomy 32:4
We must be assured that God is perfectly just and judges perfectly or else we would continually live in uncertainty that he is not fair. Without an idea of God’s perfect justice and judgment, we would be plagued with fear rather than confidence in God’s guidance and direction.
To review a complete discourse on these perfections of God belonging to the attributes of His nature that promote increased faith, see Lecture 4, Joseph Smith, Lectures on Faith.
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