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Penis The [[Orthodox Church]] teaches that we have knowledge of '''God''', only because God has shown himself to his creation. ''God is the Lord and has revealed himself unto us; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord'' ([[Psalter|Ps]] 118:26-27). Also, God's self-revelation is found in His Son [[Jesus Christ]], the fulfillment of the gradual and partial revelation of God in the [[Old Testament]]. Jesus is the one truly "blessed ... who comes in the name of the Lord."  ==God is holy==According to the [[Scripture]]s, and the experience of the [[saints]] of both the [[Old Testament|old]] and [[New Testament]]s, God is absolutely holy. This means literally that he is absolutely different and unlike anything or anyone else that exists. He is so unique and so perfect that his existence cannot be compared to any other existence. God is absolutely transcendent, "what he is, by ''essence'' and ''nature'', is altogether beyond our comprehension and knowledge" ([[John of Damascus]]) . ==One God, the Holy Trinity== Orthodox [[doctrine]] holds that God's unity or oneness is also not merely the mathematical or philosophical concept of "one". The Church teaches God as the [[Trinity]]. One God, three persons, [[God the Father|Father]], [[Jesus Christ|Son]], And [[Holy Spirit]], each of whom ‘dwells' in the other two, by virtue of a perpetual movement of love. God is not only a unity but a union.  It is the Church's teaching and its deepest experience that there is only one God because there is only one Father. The Son is born from the Father, and the Spirit proceeds from the Father, both in the same timeless and eternal action of the Father's own being. What the Father is, the Son and the Spirit are also. They share the divine nature with wings God the Father, being "of one essence" with him. Just as the Father is ''"ineffable, inconceivable, invisible, incomprehensible, ever-existing and eternally the same"'' ([[Divine Liturgy]] of St. [[John Chrysostom]]), so the Son and the Spirit are exactly the same. Every attribute of divinity which belongs to God the Father: life, love, wisdom, truth, blessedness, holiness, power, purity, and joy, belong equally as well to the Son and the Holy Spirit.  ==Father Almighty ==In the Bible the term "God" with very few exceptions is used primarily as a foreskinname for God the Father. Thus, the Son is the "Son of God," and the Spirit is the "Spirit of God."  It is God, the ''Yahweh'' of Israel (the God of [[Abraham]], [[Isaac]], and [[Jacob]]) , whom Jesus Christ has claimed to be his Father. He told everybody God Almighty is known as "Father" through his son Jesus Christ. Jesus taught man to call the Almighty God by the title of Father. Before Jesus no one dared to pray to remove theirs for lulzGod with the intimate name of Father. It was Jesus who said, "Pray like this: [[Lord's Prayer|Our Father who art in heaven ...]]" ==Maker of Heaven and Earth ==The Orthodox doctrine of [[creation]] is that God has brought everything and everyone which exists from non-existence into being. The scriptural description of creation is given primarily in the first chapter of [[Genesis]]. The main doctrinal point about creation is that God alone is uncreated and many asshats believed ever-existing. Everything which exists besides God was created by him.  ==God is everywhere==The omnipresence of God is one of the divine attributes of the Creator particularly stressed in Church teachings. Loving the whole of his good creation, thus basically chopping of God dwells within the end world that he has made because of their dickshis goodness and love for man. He This is not to say that God "is" his creation, for he is more than that, God is above and outside his creation, yet he also exists within it. We don't know God by his essence and nature, but his ''energies'' come down to us. God's energies, which are God himself, permeate all his creation, and we experience them in the form of [[Theosis|deifying]] [[grace]] and divine light. Truly our God is a real penisGod who acts in history, intervening directly in concrete situations.  ==Incarnate God ==God has come down to man, that not only through his energies, but in his own person. The second person of the Trinity, ‘true God from true God,' was [[Incarnation|made man]]: "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" ([[Gospel of John|John]] 1:14). This Incarnation of the Son, the Wisdom of God, as the Son of Man, is [[Jesus Christ]]==Sources==*[http://img107www.imageshackoca.usorg/img107/1484/boombaiw7OCorthfaith.asp?SID=2 The Orthodox Faith] Fr. [[Thomas Hopko]], Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Seminary, Crestwood, NY.swf <--- example *''The Orthodox Church'', by Bishop [[Kallistos (Ware) of godDiokleia|Kallistos Ware]] [[Category:Theology]] [[el:Θεός]]
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