The Bible tells a story about God and his creation. Throughout its pages, Scripture reveals God through story, poetry, and prophecy. And although Scripture reveals God, we sometimes misunderstand and misreflect on what the Bible says about God (whether intentional or not).
To correct these twin errors, we need to define what we can know about God by crisp definitions. For example, the Apostle John pithily spoke of God in 1 John by saying “God is love” and “God is light.” And while we can never know God fully, we can say true things about him.
We can follow John’s example by using concise definitions to clarify who God is, to avoid error, and ultimately to grow in our knowledge of God. For those reasons, consider this short dictionary of God words.