Attributes of God (adapted for combined script)
Outline: God is the Creator of everything. Who God is. God is not evil. God is always good. God is great, alive, and has all power. God can see and hear everything; He knows everything. God loves everyone. Adapted for an integrated-script program.
|Theme:||Creation; Nature, character of God|
|Audience:||Animist; Hindu; General|
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Have you heard about God, the One who made all things? He made the sky and the earth and the sea, and everything in them. He just spoke. He said, "Let there be light!" and there was light. He said, "Let there be earth and sky," and they were made.
God is the Creator. He made the whole world, and it belongs to Him, because He made it.
He made the mountains and trees, the animals and birds, the water and the fish. He made the sky and clouds, the moon and stars. He made it all.
God, the Creator, is completely good. He never does evil. There is no evil in Him. He hates evil.
No one made God. He had no beginning. He was always there. He did not have a mother or a father. God was not born and He will never die. God does not get tired. He does not sleep. He does not grow old.
God, the Creator, does not change. He is always good, and He is always in control.
Sometimes a man takes a piece of wood or stone. He carves it into a figure of a man, or a bird or animal. Then he makes it his god. He bows down to it and makes sacrifices to it.
Can a piece of wood or stone hear? Can it talk? Can it walk? Can it come to you when you are in trouble? Of course it cannot do these things. Evil spirits try to make us think that a piece of wood or stone is a god. In this way they may deceive us.
Listen! The Creator God is alive. He can see. He can hear. He can speak. He can go wherever He wants to. He does not need help. This Creator God is greater than all gods. He is the One who made all things, everywhere. He has told us, "I am God and there is no one else."
God, the Creator is great. He can be everywhere at once. He has all power. God made everything-the whole big world, and the sky.
He made the sun, so burning hot. He made the waters, so deep and cold. If He tells them what to do, they must do it. He made the wind and the storms, and they can't stop Him.
God is stronger than a volcano or an earthquake. He made them all. He made all the stars and He knows them all.
God is greater than all the chiefs and tribes in the earth. He says they are so small, that they are like the small dust of the air! That is how great He is. He is Chief of all, because He made them and they belong to Him.
Listen! There is more. God can see all things. God can see in the dark at night. He can see the animals-the foxes in their dens and the mice in their holes, and the fish in the deep water. He can see the tops of the mountains and the caves under the ground.
God can hear everything. He can hear the snake move through the grass; and the ants building their house in the ground. He can hear one man whispering to another.
No one can hide from God. He sees you wherever you go.
God, knows all things. He is wiser than all the wise men of the world. He cannot be fooled or tricked by witchdoctors or evil spirits, or Satan.
God does not make mistakes. He knows all things. He knows all about you. He knows when you are sad, or afraid. He knows what you are thinking.
God is a loving God. He loves all people-all men and women, young people and old people, children and babies. He wants all people to know that He is a loving God, and that He is completely good. He wants you to know that He hates wickedness and evil.
He wants all people to love Him, and to turn away from their bad ways. He wants all people to turn away from their idols and false gods, and worship Him and nothing else. He is the one true God who made all things.
After God made the earth and all things, He created the first man and woman. They were good and God loved them. He made a beautiful garden for them to live in, and trees with delicious fruit to eat.
The man He created was named Adam. The woman was called Eve. God loved them, and they loved God. He taught them how to live in the garden and what to do, and they were happy because they did what God told them to do.
Do you want to know more about this God Who loves you? Do you want to belong to Him? Listen, and I will tell you more. I will also tell you how I know all these things about God.