Question #5: What is the name of God appearing more than any other in the NT? Explain its significance.

Theos in the New Testament
Theos in the New Testament

The name of God appearing more than any other in the NT is Theos.  It signifies that He is the only one true God.  The Apostle Paul said, “yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live” (1 Cor 8:6).  See also Matt 23:9; Rom 3:30; 1 Cor 8:4; Gal 3:20; 1 Tim 2:5; and Jas 2:19.

It also shows that He is unique.  “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (Jn 17:3).  See also 1 Tim. 1:17; Rev 15:4; Rom 16:27; and Matt 6:24.

Thirdly, it indicates that He is transcendent.  “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands” (Acts 17:24; and see also Heb 3:4; Rev 10:6).

Lastly, it tells us that He is Savior.  “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim 2:3-4; and also 4:10; Tit 1:3; 2:13; 3:4; Jn 3:16; Rom 8:32).


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