For the sake of this post, forget everything you already know about God. All your preconceptions, everything that comes to mind automatically, everything you’ve been taught, etc. If Bible passages or creeds come to mind, ignore them for this brief moment, just for fun, and tell me what you would want God to be like? If God could be whoever you wanted him to be, who would you make him and why?
I’ll start us off:
1. Perfect. Because if he weren’t perfect, then how could I trust anything about him at all?
2. Omnipotent. If he’s not able to do everything, then how do I know if he can do anything he says he can do?
3. Omniscient. If he didn’t know everything, then who knows what he might not know? Again, I couldn’t trust him, because while he could promise me something, how could I know for sure whether he can keep his promises? Maybe there’s something he doesn’t know that would get in the way?
4. Loving. If he didn’t love me 100%, how could I be confident that he would act in my best interests? He might be nice to me one day, and ignore me the next, and why would I want to dedicate myself to a being like that?