Chapter 1: There Is a God

"Chapter 1: There Is a God," Part One: Our Life in Heaven with God, ()


Sometimes people ask themselves: Is there a God? If there is a God, what is He like? How can I know about Him?

Many Things Show Us There Is a God

When we look at the many wonderful things on this earth, we know that someone wise and good planned and made it. At night, when we see the many stars and planets always moving in their proper places, we know that someone who has great power made them and controls them. God is the one who made all these things.

There are some good men who have seen and talked to God. They have told us what God is like and what He wants us to do. They have told us He is our Father in Heaven. They have written sacred books so we can learn about Him.

Each of us can know that there is a God and that He is our Father in Heaven. He will help us to know that He is real and that we can know more about Him.

Discussion

  • What are some of the things that show there is a God?

Our Father in Heaven Is a Perfect Being

The good men who have seen our Father in Heaven have said that He is real. He lives. He looks like a man.

Our Father in Heaven is not an idol or an animal. He has a body of flesh and bones. His body looks like a man’s body, but it is different.

His body will never die. His body feels no pain and cannot become sick.

He has feelings. He can feel happy or sad. He loves all people and wants them to be happy. He is kind and fair. He does only good things, and He speaks only the truth. He knows all things. He can do all things. There is light all around Him. His brightness and beauty are greater than anything we have ever seen.

Our Father in Heaven is the only being we should worship. He lives in a place called heaven. It is a place more beautiful than the earth.

Discussion

  • What kind of being is God?

  • How is God different from us?

Our Father in Heaven Shows His Love for Us in Many Ways

Our Father in Heaven uses His power to help us. He had His Son, Jesus, make the sky and the earth. He had Jesus make the sun, the moon, and the stars. He instructed Jesus to put plants and animals on the earth. Our Father in Heaven did all these things for us because He loves us. He wants to help us to be good and happy.

Our Father in Heaven uses His knowledge to help us. He knows everything that has happened in the past. He knows everything that is happening now. And He knows what will happen in the future. He knows the thoughts of all of us. Because He knows all things, He knows what we need to make us happy. He knows that to be really happy we must be good. He wants to help us to be good because He loves us.

Discussion

  • How does our Father in Heaven show His love for us?

Our Father in Heaven Wants Us to Know Him

Because our Father in Heaven loves us, He has given us life and a beautiful earth on which to live. He wants us to know the things that we should do. He has promised us that we can know Him.

Doing these things can help us to learn more about our Father in Heaven:

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    We can look at the world He has made and be thankful.

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    We can believe that our Father in Heaven is real and that He loves us.

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    We can read the things the good men have written about our Father in Heaven.

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    We can learn and do the things He wants us to learn and do.

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    We can talk to our Father in Heaven and ask Him to help us to know Him.

Knowing about our Father in Heaven can help us in our lives. Knowing about Him can help us feel happy and safe. He is good and will not do things that are bad for us. We can learn the things that He wants us to do. We can learn how to ask for His help. We can become better and happier people.

Discussion

  • What can we do to know and understand our Father in Heaven?

  • How will knowing our Father in Heaven help us?

References

Many Things Show Us There Is a God

Our Father in Heaven Is a Perfect Being

  • Matthew 5:48 (Jesus taught that our Father in Heaven is perfect.)

Our Father in Heaven Shows His Love for Us in Many Ways

Our Father in Heaven Wants Us to Know Him