Definitions of Doctrine by C. D. Cole

Cole Definitions of Doctrine 1 Being of God explains God’s being and man’s relationship to that being.


Volume 1 – Chapter 1
Being of God

We have no intention of making labored and elaborate arguments for the existence of God. We start where the Bible starts. The Bible assumes the existence of God, and we assume that our readers will do the same. There are so many witnesses to His existence that the Bible makes no effort to prove it. There is the outer witness in nature. “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork,” (Ps. 19:1). The voice of these witnesses has been heard in every language and in all places of the earth. It is true that in times past God, “Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways,” (Acts 14:16). “Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness,” (Acts 14:17). His eternal power and Deity are clearly seen in the visible things He has created: “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” (Rom. 1:20).

Read more