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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Ukko
... 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 ... probably in reference to his status as the most highly regarded god and on the other hand his traditional domain in the heavens ...
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 anticipate the ... By reason one asks questions of faith and seeks to understand God's action and will ...
Vesta (mythology) - Comparative Interpretation
... The correspondence of Vesta with Vedic god Agni was noted long ago ... Dum├ęzil recalls that in the Indian epic 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 ... pregnant after sitting upon a phallus that appeared among the ashes of the ara of god Vulcanus, by order of Tanaquil wife of king Tarquinius Priscus) and that ...
Johann Eck - Disputations With Luther and Karlstadt
... position so as to concede that the grace of God and free will work in harmony toward the common end ... that good 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 ...
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 ... The image of the three headed god has a central concentration among the Belgae, between the Oise, Marne and Moselle rivers ...

More definitions of "God":

  • (noun): A material effigy that is worshipped as a god.
    Example: "Money was his god"
    Synonyms: idol, graven image
  • (noun): A man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people.
    Example: "He was a god among men"
  • (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:

    Catholics are necessarily at war with this age. That we are not more conscious of the fact, that we so often endeavour to make an impossible peace with it—that is the tragedy. You cannot serve God and Mammon.
    Eric Gill (1882–1940)

    If, as they say, God spanked the town
    For being over-frisky,
    Why did He burn all the churches down
    And spare Hotaling’s Whiskey?
    —For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.
    Bible: New Testament, Mark 10:15.

    Jesus.