BFTBC – Theology Class #6 – Theology Proper – The Personality of God

BFTBC – Theology Class #6 – Theology Proper – The Personality of God

Theology Class of the Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Elemental Theology: An Introductory Survey of Conservative Doctrine by Emery H. Bancroft

Pastor D. A. Waite
Bible For Today Baptist Church
900 Park Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108


The names which are used of God in the Scriptures imply personal relations and actions, and thus signify personality (Bancroft 58).

The personal pronouns which are used of God imply and prove His personality (Bancroft 58).

God possesses the characteristics and properties of personality and therefore, of necessity must be a person (Bancroft 59).

The creation of the universe and of man proves the personality of the Creator – God (Bancroft 62).

The preservation of the universe and all its parts in orderly relations demand and proves the personality of God (Bancroft 62).

The personality of God is revealed in the universal and adapted supply of all His creatures’ needs (Bancroft 63)

God has a hand in human history, sustaining a personal relation to the affairs of men and nature, and therefore is a person (Bancroft 63-64).

We are the children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. God’s personality is revealed in His fatherhood (Bancroft 64).


1. What can be known of God by means of general revelation (Bancroft 14)?
2. What two things does mankind establish their belief in the

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