Packer's Attributes Of God

Attributes of God Discussion
The two groups discussed in Packer’s Knowing God are the incommunicable and communicable groups of God’s attributes. In the incommunicable group is a short list of God’s attributes consisting of His immutability, His infinity, His omnipotence, His omniscient, His omnipresence, His sovereignty, His transcendence, His eternal and immanent attributes. According to Packer (1993), “The theologians called these qualities incommunicable because they are characteristic of God alone; man, just because he is man and not God, does not and cannot share any of them” (p. 99).
The two attributes of God that Packer writes about that are included in the incommunicable group are omniscience and omnipresence. God is infinite in
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According to Packer (1993), “when God made man, He communicated him qualities corresponding to all these. This is what the Bible means when it tells us that God made man in His own image (Gen 1:26-27)” (p. 100). We are made in God’s image and this in no way means that we will be fully like God. The Bible speaks and tells us in Ephesians 5:1-2 KJV, “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling …show more content…
It should be a priority to seek Him first (Matt. 6:33 KJV). In making it a priority to diligently seek God, we receive from God daily what we need in order to show forth His glory and be the lights unto a dark world. I am a work in progress being transformed into His image and as I am working out my salvation Packer has noted a couple of important things that I must do while seeking wisdom, and understanding from God. I must learn to reverence God and receive His Word. By letting His Word dwell in me richly in all wisdom (Col 3:16), I can be assured that at the right moment I will be able to give an answer to every man that asketh a reason for the hope that is in me (1Pet 3:15 KJV). Even without the Bible being in my possession at the time, having hidden the Word of God in my heart (Ps 119:11), the Holy Spirit will bring it to my remembrance (Joh 14:26) enabling me to speak

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