I know some of what God is and I believe He is much more than this. How do I know it? By logic. He must be at least most of what is in us, around us and beyond us; and He can be anything else that we are unable to observe or perceive. For those who believe in a Creator, this is easy to understand. What is difficult to understand is that God is only good and in Him there is nothing bad. The world is full of bad things. Why should we believe that God is only good? Isn’t it more probable that He is both good and bad, like us? Maybe a lot better than us, but of the same nature as ours?
Well, God is definitely not only bad. If He was only bad, there would be no world.
What is bad? Bad is the opposite of good. Lying is bad. Killing is bad. Stealing is bad. When we lie, we say something that does not exist. If God was a liar, the world would not exist. When we kill, the person whom we kill is no longer alive. If God was a killer, none of us would be alive. When we steal, we take something that is not ours and make it ours. If God was a thief, He would only take and make everything His. Then we would no longer exist as free beings. What is more, if He was unable to only give without wanting to receive, he would not have created the world at all, let alone sustain it.
But why isn’t He both good and bad, like us? Because good and bad cannot exist together; they are opposites; it’s either the one or the other; it’s a question of who is stronger, and the stronger one prevails. If bad was stronger, then again nothing would exist.
“The Lord is righteous in all His ways and kind in all His deeds” (Psalm 145:17).
“For there is no good tree which produces bad fruit, nor, on the other hand, a bad tree which produces good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they pick grapes from a briar bush. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart” (Luke 6:43-45).
“Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25b).