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The attributes of God as given in the Bible

God is angry --- Exodus 32:10 - Leviticus 26:28 - Numbers 11:1 11:10 11:33 12:9 22:22 25:3 32:13-14 - Deuteronomy 1:34 3:26 4:21 6:15 9:7-8 29:20 31:17 32:31 - Joshua 7:1 - Judges 2:12 2:20 3:7 - 1 Kings 8:46 11:9 14:9 16:11-13 - 2 Kings 22:17 24:20 - Psalms 7:11 78:49 78:59 Jeremiah 4:8 7:20 17:5 32:30-31 - Ezekiel 20:28 - Nahum 1:2

----- BUT slow to anger --- Judith 8:15 - Psalms 30:5 103:8 - Jonah 4:2

God is contingent --- Genesis 3:9-13 4:6 4:9 11:5 18:9-13 18:21 18:23-32

God dwells in darkness --- 1 Kings 8:12 - Psalms 18:11 97:2

----- BUT dwells in light --- Timothy 6:16

God dwells in temples --- 1 Kings 6:11-13 - 2 Chronicles 7:12 7:16

----- BUT dwells not in temples --- 2 Samuel 7:5-7 - Acts 7:48

God is forgiving --- Micah 7:18

----- BUT unforgiving --- Deuteronomy 13:6-11 29:20

God is immutable --- Numbers 23:19 - 1 Samuel 15:29 - Psalms 33:11 102:25-27 - Ezekiel 24:14 - Malachi 3:6 - James 1:17

----- BUT mutable --- Genesis 3:16-18 6:6 7 18:20-33 - Exodus 33 - 1 Kings 1 - 2 Kings 20:1 4-6 - 1 Samuel 2:30 - Jeremiah 18:7-10 - Amos 7 - Jonah 3:10

God is invisible --- Genesis 3:16-18 - John 1:18 5:37 - 1 Timothy 6:16

----- BUT visible --- Genesis 3:9-10 16:13 18:10-15 32:30 - Exodus 24:9-11 33:11 33:23 - Deuteronomy 5:4 34:10 - Isaiah 6:5

God is jealous --- Exodus 20:5 34:13 - Numbers 25:11 - Deuteronomy 4:24 5:9 6:15 29:20 32:16 36:21 - Joshua 24:19 - Psalms 78:58 79:5 - Nahum 1:2

God is limited --- Judges 1:19

----- BUT omnipotent --- Genesis 18:14 - Job 42:2 - Jeremiah 32:27 - Matthew 19:26

God is merciful --- Deuteronomy 4:31 13:17 - Nehemiah 9:31 - Psalms 40:11 57:1 - Hosea 6:6 - Micah 7:18

----- BUT merciless --- Exodus 4:11 - Deuteronomy 7:2 10 4:31 13:6-10 - Psalms 59:5 - Isaiah 47:6 - Jeremiah 14:11

God is omnipresent --- 1 Kings 8:27 - Job 34:21-22 - Psalms 139:7-10 - Proverbs 15:3 - Jeremiah 23:23-24 - Hebrews 4:13

----- BUT local --- Genesis 3:8-13 11:5 18:21

God is partial --- Genesis 4:4 9:25 - Exodus 20:5 - 1 Samuel 18:12 - Matthew 13:12 - Romans 9:11-13

----- BUT impartial --- Genesis 18:25 - Deuteronomy 10:17 32:4 - Job 36:5 37:24 - Psalms 92:15 - Romans 2:11 - Acts 10:34

God is pleased --- Genesis 1 - Numbers 25 - 2 Kings 10:30 - Joshua 7:19-26 - Hebrews 13:16 - 2 Peter 1:17

----- BUT displeased --- Genesis 6:6 - 1 Samuel 15 - 2 Samuel 11:27 - Hosea 8:13

God punishes children for their fathers’ sins --- Exodus 20:5 34:7 - Numbers 14:18 - Deuteronomy 5:9

----- BUT will not punish them --- 2 Kings 14:6 - 2 Chronicles 25:4 - Ezekiel 18:20

God wants burnt offerings --- Genesis 8:20 - Exodus 10:25 18:12 20:24 10:25 24:5 - Leviticus 1:3-5 6:24-30 7 - Numbers 6:14 15:3 28:11 28:29 - Deuteronomy 12:6 12:27 - Joshua 22:27 - 1 Samuel 6:15 - 1 Kings 3:4 - 2 Kings 5:17 24:25 - 2 Kings 5:17 1 Chronicles 21:23 29:21 - Ezra 8:35 - Psalms 51:19 - Jeremiah 17:26 33:18 - Ezekiel 39 40:38 41 42 44:11 45:15 - Malachi 1:13 14 *

[The entire idea of burnt offerings as a means to please God or atone for sins is extremely difficult to understand. If I have sinned, how does killing and burning a goat please God, and atone for my sin?]

----- and blemish free --- Exodus 12:5 29:1 - Leviticus 1:3 1:10 3:1 3:6 4:3 4:23 4:28 4:32 5:15 5:18 6:6 9:2-3 14:10 21:17-18 21:21 21;23 22:19-21 22:25 23:12 23:18 24:19-20 - Numbers 6:14 19:2 28:19 29:2 29:8 29:13 29:20 29:23 29:29 - Deuteronomy 15:21 17:1 - 2 Samuel 14:25 - Ezekiel 43:22-25 45:18 45:23 46:4-6 46:13

----- BUT does not want offerings --- Jeremiah 6:20 7:22 - Psalms 50:4-13 51:15-17 - Isaiah 1:11-13 66:33 - Amos 5:21-22

God is vengeful --- Numbers 31:2-3 - Deuteronomy 18:19 - Judges 1:7 9:56 - 2 Samuel 4:8 - Psalms 94:1 - Jeremiah 5:9 - Ezekiel 24:8 - Nahum 1:2 - Hebrews 10:30-31 - Romans 12:19

*this list refers to specific passages which mention animals; in all, 118 references occur which mention “burnt offerings” including the passages cited here; in the Douay Rheims text, the term “holocausts” was often used in place of “burnt offerings”

 

God allows David adultery and polygamy   How many wives did David have? Michah (1 Samuel 18:27), Abigail (1 Samuel 25:39), Ahinoam (1 Samuel 25:43), Maachah (2 Samuel 3:2-5), Haggith (1 Kings 1:11), Abital and Eglah (1 Chronicles 3:3), Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:27; and adultery with her 11:4), and Abishag (1 Kings 1:1-4). Plus more wives and concubines (2 Samuel 5:13)

BUT

In Deuteronomy 17:17, the accumulation of wives is forbidden. In Exodus 20:14, Deuteronomy 5:18, and Leviticus 20:10, adultery is forbidden. In Deuteronomy 22, the punishment for adultery is death to both the man and the woman. God, however, did not punish David.

God approves manslaughter and provides refuges     Joshua 20

God chooses war            Judges 5:8

BUT

God declared that nations are worthless   Isaiah 40:17 40:23    [In spite of all the concern about nations, delivering them, creating them, and the deaths of countless people.]

God collects tribute       Numbers 31

God delivers people for destruction

   the Canaanites     Numbers 21

   the Bahanites     Numbers 21

   the Sehonites     Deuteronomy 2:30-34

   the Basanites     Deuteronomy 3:1-6

   the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites     Deuteronomy 7

   the city of Jericho     Joshua 6

   the people of Hai     Joshua 8

   the Gibeonites, Makkedahites, Eglonites, Hebronites     Joshua 10

   the Libnahites, Lachishites, and Debirites     Joshua 10

   the armies of Asor, Madon, Semeron, Achsaph, Chanaan, and others in the battle of Merom     Joshua 11

   the Chanaanites and the Pherezites     Judges 1:4

   the army of Aram     Judges 3:7

   the Moabites     Judges 3:29

   the army of king Jaban     Judges 4

   the Amorrhites     Judges 11:21

   the Belialites     Judges 20

   the Philistines     2 Samuel 5:19

   the family of Baasha     1 Kings 16:11-13

   the Syrians when 100,000 men are killed     1 Kings 20

   an unspecified number of Philistines who threatened the city of Celia     1 Kings 24:4-5

   the Moabites     2 Kings 3

   the Ethiopian and Libyan armies     2 Chronicles 14:9

   the city of Jerusalem     Jeremiah 6

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