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3.2.6 Moral Attributes of God

Moral Attributes of God

Moral is a quality having to do with right and wrong. All moral attributes are phenomena of the will. In relation to God it is that which manifests right.

God is Holy

Isaiah 6:3—And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
1 Peter 1:15-16—But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

The holiness of God means His absolute moral purity; He can neither sin nor tolerate sin. (Doctrine Book)

Separated or sanctified

From sin

Set apart from man

Romans 11:33-34—O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
Exodus 15:11—Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

God is Righteous

What is the difference between Holiness and righteousness?

Righteousness is Holiness in action

Righteousness is God's Holiness manifested in right dealing with His creatures

Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?—Gen. 18:25

Righteousness is the character or quality of being right or just; - Vines

Right action or simply put acting right

Always does the right thing

God is Faithful

Faithful—To be trusted, reliable, to keep one's word

God is absolutely trustworthy

God's Word will not fail

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.—Is. 55:11;

God's Promises are Sure

II Corinthians 1:20—For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

God is Merciful

Mercy is the outward manifestation of pity

Compassion for the ills of others

Divine goodness exercised to sinful man

God is rich in mercy

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,—Eph. 2:4

Man is saved because of The Mercy of God

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;—Titus 3:5

God is Love

I John 4:8—He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Love is affection and tenderness shown to another

The desire for fellowship

God's love is unconditional

Romans 5:8—But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

God's love is inseparable

Romans 8:38-39—For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God is Good

Goodness is uprightness and purity

God imparts life and blessings to His creatures