An Overview

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in The Five Foundations

An Overview

Pastor Kearse gives a synopsis from GOD before time, creation, the story of the Old Testament ending with an abridgment of the New Testament. This is a lecture given to a class of students that are already familiar with the scripture. We do not recommend this lecture to one who is unfamiliar with Hebrew concepts of the scripture, nor knowledge of the feasts, sacrifices, temple services and GOD’S time calendar.

Thus, the name God desired his people Israel to remember was “I am” and “I am who I am.” As will be demonstrated below, this name implies at least five things. The name God revealed to Moses clearly implies that God exists only in the present, so that what we perceive as past, present and future is all present to God (“I AM the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob”). God’s name “I am” also asserts that He exists in Himself and that He was not created. God’s self-existence, in turn, implies that He is eternal, existing both before and after His creation.

God’s self-existence also implies his omnipresence in space – He exists both outside His creation and at every point within it. And because God is present at every point of time and space, and exists only in the present tense, He is now present at every place and at every time simultaneously.