In the article provided by the Global Oneness Commitment Project to Define the Nature of God (Definition of Metaphysics : Nature of God, By Times of India)
it is described how, since God is self-reliant and the world is a manifestation of God’s energy, we could call God: “Self-energetic Beingness”. It is also concluded by them that it is a blissful state of Being.
The important question to ask now is, is this definition of the Nature of God in line with the way He reveals Himself in Scripture (in the Bible?), or is this a man-mind definition of God? Surely the important thing is what does God think about this definition of Him. Would HE agree? Just because something sound goods or wise or impressive or soothing to the ear doesn’t make it true.
Is there any place is Scripture where God reveals Himself as “self-energetic Beingness?” There is no scripture in the bible whatsoever that reveals God as that.
It is indeed clearly stated in Scripture that God is Spirit (John 4:24), but He is not a mere force, neither is He a pantheistic totality and unity of all that exists. He is indeed distinct from His creation and is a true Person. Would the Global Oneness Commitment Project agree with this?
The Person of God, as not being a collective force, is confirmed by Scripture in many places, such as Isaiah 1:18, God has intellect “Come now, let us reason together, saith the Lord” (KJV)
God also has the ability to feel affection with one’s spirit as shown by Exodus 4:14 “And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses” and also in Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God…”.
God also has a will. He chooses a course of action. In Genesis 1:3 He says “let there be light” and there was light.
God appreciated the works that He made in Genesis 1:31 “And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good” In Isaiah 53:10 God was pleased to bruise His Son for our sin and our iniquity.
God is also creator of heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1 and Col 1:16).
He is the one that promised in Hosea 14:4 to heal the backsliding of those that turned from Him. He is a patient God. Nehemiah 9:17b “..but You are God, ready to pardon, Gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, abundant in kindness, and did not forsake them. Even when they made a molded calf for themselves, and said, “This is your god that brought you up out of Egypt” (NKJV) Surely God today still patient with so many people who made golden calves, mental constructs in their mind, and worshipped that in stead of Him, the True God.
Didn’t Scripture warn us in 2 Timothy 4:3,4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things…”