God [-'s] proper n
OE < Indo-European gheu, to invoke, or to pour, offer sacrifice.
- Deity; divine personage that hears and answers prayers.
- Heavenly Father; loving ruler of heaven; the steward of the afterlife; the receiver of the righteous dead into paradise.
- Holy One; Supreme Being; omnipotent one; divine judge of humanity; all-knowing deity with the power to correctly judge the acts of those who have died; just Father with the authority to righteously judge His children; [fig.] embodiment of truth.
- Creator; maker of the universe; immortal progenitor of humanity; (see Genesis 1:1).
- Phrase. “Oh God”: no; it can't be; please help; expression of desperation.
- Phrase. “God forbid”: may it not be that; may God not allow that.
- Phrase. “God have mercy”: ritual words that judges speak when announcing a death sentence.
- Phrase. “Son of God” (see son, n.): Savior; Redeemer; Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:63); first-born only-begotten male child of Heavenly Father and Mary of Nazareth; divine man who experienced suffering, mediated sin, and overcame death for all humankind because he is the offspring of an eternal father and a mortal mother; (see Daniel 3:25; Matthew 4:3).
- Phrase. “God the Son”: Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23); Jesus Christ; God with us; the promised Messiah; the Savior of the world; first-born only-begotten child of Heavenly Father and Mary of Nazareth; divine man who experienced suffering, mediated sin, and overcame death for all humankind because he is the offspring of an eternal father and a mortal mother.
- Phrase. “Thank God”: praise be to the Lord that; give thanks to the Father because.
- Phrase. “God bless”: may the Lord reward; praise be to the Lord because of.