What is God?

  • (noun): Any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force.
    Synonyms: deity, divinity, immortal
    See also — Additional definitions below

God

God usually refers to the single deity in monotheism or the monist deity in pantheism. God is often conceived of as the supernatural creator and overseer of humans and the universe. Theologians have ascribed a variety of attributes to the many different conceptions of God. The most common among these include omniscience (infinite knowledge), omnipotence (unlimited power), omnipresence (present everywhere), omnibenevolence (perfect goodness), divine simplicity, and eternal and necessary existence.

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Methodism - Beliefs
... conception of free will, through God's prevenient grace, as opposed to the theological determinism of absolute predestination ... are said to embrace the biblical witness to God's activity in creation, encompass God's gracious self-involvement in the dramas of history, and ... By reason one asks questions of faith and seeks to understand God's action and will ...
Celtic Mythology - Remnants of Gaulish and Other Mythology
... The Roman poet Lucan (1st century AD) mentions the gods Taranis, Teutates and Esus, but there is little Celtic evidence that these were important deities ... Along with dedications giving us god names, there are also deity representations to which no name has yet been attached ... Among these are images of a three headed or three faced god, a squatting god, a god with a snake, a god with a wheel, and a horseman with a kneeling giant ...
Ukko
... old man, also thunder), parallel in Estonian mythology to Uku, is the god of the sky, weather, harvest and thunder in Finnish mythology ... Ukko is held the most significant god of Finnish mythology, although it is disputed by scholars whether this is accountable to later Christian influence ... in reference to his status as the most highly regarded god and on the other hand his traditional domain in the heavens ...
Johann Eck - Disputations With Luther and Karlstadt
... to modify his position so as to concede that the grace of God and free will work in harmony toward the common end ... works are to be ascribed to the agency of God alone, whereupon Eck yielded so far as to admit that free will is passive in the beginning of conversion, although he maintained that in ...
Vesta (mythology) - Comparative Interpretation
... The correspondence of Vesta with Vedic god Agni was noted long ago ... poem Mahabharata the episodes of Karttikeya, god of war and son of Agni and of Agni and the daughters of Nila bear the same theme of the flames as the sex organ of the god ... appeared among the ashes of the ara of god Vulcanus, by order of Tanaquil wife of king Tarquinius Priscus) and that of the birth of Caeculus, the founder of ...

More definitions of "God":

  • (noun): A man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people.
    Example: "He was a god among men"
  • (noun): A material effigy that is worshipped as a god.
    Example: "Money was his god"
    Synonyms: idol, graven image
  • (noun): The supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions.
    Synonyms: Supreme Being

Famous quotes containing the word god:

    But the lightning which explodes and fashions planets, maker of planets and suns, is in him. On one side elemental order, sandstone and granite, rock-ledges, peat-bog, forest, sea and shore; and on the other part, thought, the spirit which composes and decomposes nature,—here they are, side by side, god and devil, mind and matter, king and conspirator, belt and spasm, riding peacefully together in the eye and brain of every man.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Heal yourselves, doctors; by God I live.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    One of the last of the philosophers,—Connecticut gave him to the world,—he peddled first her wares, afterwards, as he declares, his brains. These he peddles still, prompting God and disgracing man, bearing for fruit his brain only, like the nut its kernel.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)