The definition of God, for Christians

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What is God? A god is defined from Webster's dictionary as, "A being worshipped by monotheists as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe." Descriptions and references to God are often found in the Bible or in prayers at mass. The Bible is considered an authority because many people live by it and accept it as the truth, especially from a religious standpoint. Most of the descriptions of God, however, are found in the Old Testament of the Bible. However, there are some things about God that can be ascertained from the New Testament through Jesus, like the first part of the definition.

In the Catholic religion, we believe that one must try to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, the Son of God. Jesus is referred to many times as being, "created in God's own image." The perception of Jesus is one being the perfect model for a person to live their life by.

The gospel of Luke shows how Jesus was perfect, especially the opening chapters, where the birth of Christ is written about. Since there is a central connection between the father (God) and the son (Jesus), it is safe to assume that God and Jesus are both perfect. This can be determined because Jesus is a reflection of God. In the Apostle's Creed, which is said at every mass, Jesus is said to be the son of the Most High. In this case, Most High can be thought of as perfect. Most High can also refer to his power.

Despite the fact that the word "omnipotent" is never actually in the Bible, his power is described throughout the Old and New Testament. In the book of Romans, one can find insinuations at the great power that God possesses. One description is the...