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Did you ever try to explain who God was?  This could really become a difficult process unless you use the acronym “KISS” which means “Keep It Simple Saints”.   I can remember a young woman asking me that very question.  She was never taught about God and never attended a church.  Many of you might be thinking that everyone knows something about the Lord, especially in this country, but we must realize that there is a large majority of young people today that grew up outside the church.  I think of them as “a lost generation” that are finding themselves curious about the spiritual realm as they get older.  They have never been taught the religious traditions about the Lord, so where do you start with a person like this?  How do you simplify the Bible without complicating the issue so much that they just shut down?  How do you explain sin to someone that doesn’t know what sin means?
    I do not have all the answers, but I like to ask some philosophical questions about life, utilizing the book of Genesis chapter 1 and Chapter 2 as a reference for my response to this particular question.  I would ask the inquirer how they thought humanity come about?  When was the first person born?  How could a person be born without a mother and a father?  Usually this results in silence waiting to see what I have to say.  I usually start explaining God by using an analogy my daughter Marcie likes.  She would say that God is like a complete perfect circle; A perfect circle has no beginning and no end, and either does God; God always was and always will be.  God is all powerful, all knowing and everywhere at once. I go on to utilize verse 1 in Genesis Chapter 1 which says, in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them.  To me there is no other explanation that makes sense.  God created all living creatures including humankind, and it is important to know that humanity was created in the image or likeness of God Himself.
    Lets face it,  all humans are composed of three distinct parts.  The first part we can’t see, like the words that we speak, the thoughts that we develop, the emotions we all possess. Each of us have these unique features, and so does God.  The first part of God is called the Father.   When He spoke the heavens and the earth were created.  The Father has a personality, a character, thoughts and emotions. The Father is known as the first distinct person of God.      Another unique feature of every person is the part of us we see, the part with skin, our bodies, the physical attributes of a human, and God also possesses this unique feature. There is that  part of God that is fully human and fully God, the person the Bible calls Jesus, the Son of God.  Jesus shows the magnitude of God’s love for all humanity by redeeming us. Jesus paid the price for humanities evil ways, known as inherited sin, when He died on a cross.  This physical part of the Divine took our sins upon Himself to set us free to live in relationship with God for ever.  To receive this gift all one needs to do is step out in faith and believe.
    The third part of humanity and God would be our spirit, or the conscience, the personality, the character we have.  You can’t see this part either but it is definitely a part of each of us, as it is with God,  The Spirit of God seals each believer as a child of God and reveals Godly truth to us through His Word, the Bible.  
    I hope this simple explanation helps you explain God to someone that is being drawn to the Lord.  Remember, when explaining God, use the acronym “KISS“ which means, “keep it simple saints”.   What a joy to know and believe that we were created in God’s image and God’s likeness and the Creator of the heavens and the earth loves each and everyone of us so much that he gave us Jesus.  Remember when you talk about God, be sincere and “Keep It Simple Saints”.  

May God continue to bless you all the days of your lives
Pastor Terry