God is Active and Present in His Creation

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Introduction
Fundamental to the Christian faith is the concept that the God of the Bible is a personal and active deity. Empirical and biblical evidence specifically directs the diligent researcher to the irrefutable verification that the Bible portrays God as dynamically involved with His creation. Scripture expresses His love and desire is that all humanity comes to know Him (2 Pet. 3:9 [KJV]). Furthermore, the Bible teaches that the Christian believer has a vigorous and personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5, 8:26-28). The contemporary pastor equipped with holy doctrine and intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit, becomes a conduit to declare the message of Christ to the world.
Knowledge
Scripture teaches that God reveals Himself when man endeavors to seek and learn of Him (Matt. 7:7-8). God is involved in creation (Heb. 4:13) where He exhibits certain aspects, qualities and attributes including the extension and reflection of His nature, unity, and holiness. Common interventions into creation include controlling the weather (Matt. 5:45), interceding for needs and sins (Rom. 8:27), and overseeing the natural world (Ps. 104:1-14). Moreover, God reveals Himself, through love as an action that reflects His whole being. This action culminates in the gift of Christ to save those who were lost (John 3:16).
One of the most prevalent ways that God is active in the world today is in the work of the Holy Spirit. While the Spirit functions at a massive scale restraining sin (2 Thess. 2:6-8), the Christian also experiences direct interaction at a personal level through the process of being born again, indwelt, baptized into the body of Christ, and sealed with the Spirit. This private interaction typical...

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...rom His love (Isa 59:2) and forgo His command to turn, repent and be saved (Rom 10:9). However, when the power of the word of God is presented to lost and willing lives, their eyes and ears are opened to a new life in Christ (Isa 29:18-19). Revealed through the Holy Spirit and expounded by Holy Scripture, the modern pastor is furnished and called to carry out the work of Christ (2 Tim. 1:6-11).

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