And as God in the beginning knowed that man would fall, therefore He could put him on free moral agency, knowing because He could display His attributes to be a Father, to be a Son, to be a Healer, to be a Saviour... How could He save, 'less something lost? And in God was the attributes, before there even was an angel or a molecule or anything, God was by Himself, alone; but He wasn't God, ' cause God is an object of worship. There was nothing for Him to worship--nothing to worship Him. But His attributes displayed something and made an angel. Then He was God. Then He made a man; give him free moral agency. He fell. Then when he fell, He become a Saviour. In the fall he took sickness, so He become a healer. See? It's displaying God's attributes. See what I mean?
GODHEAD.EXPLAINED.title BEAUMONT.TX 61-0119A
God was one unit at one time. In that unit was attributes. And He was a Saviour. By nature He was a Saviour. If there had never been a sinner, how would He ever been a Saviour? He couldn't save until He permitted sin. God's a Healer. And He cannot heal unless there be somebody sick to heal. See, if there'd never been a sickness, there'd never been a Healer. God being a Healer, His own attributes projected these things. There had to be something to respond to that attribute that was in God. God... The word "God" means "an object of worship." God wanted to be worshipped, so He had to project something that would worship Him. Jesus said to the woman at the well, "God is a Spirit. And they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth."
WHO.IS.THIS.title CLARKSVILLE.IN 59-1004M
He sent Jesus to die, that He might bring you to Himself that He--He might have something to worship Him. When He was El, Elah, Elohim, He was by Hisself. But in Him was attributes. Them attributes was to be a father, was to be God, was to be worshipped, was to be a Healer, was to be a Saviour, and all these things. You--your life displays them attributes. As soon as you come to Him, you become His son; you worship Him. It's what He really was to be, what He made you to do. Your purpose here is to worship God, and you cannot worship Him correctly till you worship Him in Spirit and in Truth: Saint John 4. That's what Jesus told the woman, "The Father's seeking such that will worship Him in Spirit and in Truth."
TO.WHOM.WOULD.WE.GO.title CHATAUQUA.OH 60-0606
Because in the beginning there was nothing but God. And in God was attributes, His attribute to be a Saviour. We know it's so, He is a Saviour, and that was in Him. And there was nothing lost to be saved. In Him was attributes to be Father, and there was nothing He could father. In Him was attributes to be a healer. There was nothing lost, nothing sick. So the only thing He could do was make man on the basis of free moral agency knowing that he would do it. God didn't do it Himself; man done it himself. And you're the same way this morning. You can accept life or turn life down. But God made man thus, that he'd--knowing he would do it, not willing that he should do it, but knowing he would do it, that it would display His attributes. So there's nothing out of time. Everything's ticking just exactly according to God's great timepiece. See? And this only displays His attributes, to select His children who really love Him and believe Him. And every man has an equal right.
CONFERENCES.title TUCSON.AZ 63-0608
All these things are attributes of God, just so that in the--the end, the Bible said, Jesus said, "You will know that I am in the Father, the Father in Me; I in you, and you in Me. It's God becoming tangible. Your own wife, you and your husband, is just a shadow, a negative of God and His Wife, the Church. See, it's just God's attribute being displayed in shadows and types, like the Old Testament was to the New. See? Then in the end, it's all winds up, God tangible. God in Christ, tangible, made flesh, dwelled among us. And in that great Millennium to come, God in the form of Christ, sets upon the throne of David; and the Church, His Bride, Husband and Wife together...
SIRS.WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS.title DALLAS.TX V-19 N-8 64-0304
God only had one Name, and His Name is Jesus. That was His Son; He took the Name of His Son. God... Now, Jesus, the body was a man. We know that. That was the Son of God that was overshadowed. Now, we do not believe in a oneness type, the people that says God's like your finger. We believe there's three attribute--attributes of God, three attributes of God, God manifested in. But there's one God.
POSITION.IN.CHRIST.title JEFF.IN AD.3 60-0522M
And any Greek scholar knows that that word, "Eternal Life," comes from the word "Z-o-e, Zoe," which means "God's Own Life." That's right. The only way that you ever can have Life, there's only one form of Eternal Life and that's God's Own Life in you. See? Then you have Eternal Life, because He is the only Eternal there is. And we are the attributes of His thoughts before there was even a foundation of the world or anything. All this is just His thinking, and we're the display of His thoughts of what it was.
TOKEN.THE.title DALLAS.TX V-19 N-12 64-0308
Like, in the beginning, God was not even God. He was the great eternal. And in there was attributes. Attributes was His thoughts. And then it become a Word like this. And a word expressed... Well, a thought expressed is a word. A word expressed is a thought. And then, remember, if you ever was in God's thinking, you'll always be there. If you've got Eternal Life, you are the expression or the attribute of His thought for this age. If not, you... There's only one Eternal Life, and it always existed. And you in His mind existed before there was a world. That's the reason He said He chose you before the foundation of the world. It isn't what we think, what somebody else thinks; it's what God eternal... You always was (See?) in His thinking. It was in Him to be man. That's the reason that Christ was the expressed image. See?
SIRS.WE.WOULD.SEE.JESUS.title DENHAM.SP.LA 64-0318
23-5 074 By the same means... For the world is one of His attributes just the same as you are one of His attributes. The world becomes one of His attributes, because it was God's thinking in the beginning to have a world, to be on a throne, to be a King, to be a Redeemer, to be a Healer. That's His attributes, just like an attribute of you.
FUTURE.HOME.title JEFF.IN V-3 N-5 64-0802
God is the Word; It was made flesh and dwelt among us, now, that He might bring forth the other attributes of God.