According to the online Dictionary, YourDictionary.com, ‘God’ is defined as:
- The (personification of the) laws of nature.
- An impersonal and universal spiritual presence or force.
- An image that is worshiped; idol.
- A person or thing deified or excessively honored and admired.
- Used variously, and in interjectional phrases, as an oath and as an expression of relief, determination, surprise, anger, etc.
I find these “definitions” reveal more about those at YourDictionary, than they do God.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘God’ as:
- The supreme reality
- The being who men worship as creator and ruler of the universe
- a being or object believed to have more than natural attributes and powers and to require man’s worship
- a person or thing of supreme value
Close, but too vague to have an opinion
In Roget’s International Thesaurus, Fourth Edition, ‘God’ is defined as:
- Lord, Jehovah, Providence.
- The Supreme Being
- God Almighty
- Almighty God
- The Alpha and the Omega; the infinite being
- Omnipotent, Omnipresent
- All knowing, all merciful, all Holy
- King of Kings, Lord of Lords
- The Maker, the Creator of all things
Roget pulled those definitions straight from the Bible. I have seen these in the Bible myself, along with a few other ones. My favorite? “Hearer of Prayers”