If someone asked you who God is, what would you tell them? How would you explain God’s essence to them so that you are communicating a clear, unmistakable picture to them? Would you possibly start quoting the Bible, or tell them about a certain religion, or possibly about a specific church you attend? If you did any of those things, would you expect your audience to visualize your exact “image” of God? Or do you even have a definitive “image” of God?
I would suggest the likelihood that you may do any or all of the above. However, I would also suggest that you would fail 100% in your effort. Your audience may come away with some vague (just as yours is vague) image of a God, but it could not possibly mirror yours or anyone’s else. How am I allowed to say that so bluntly? Very simply, no one is allowed to attempt to speak definitively about any entity whose essence he/she cannot define. Before me, no one has ever been able to define the essence of God. Great mystics and theologians for centuries have attempted; all failed. Without that essential definition, no one can know God. I defined God’s essence thus; “God Is A Perfect Rational Being”. That definition makes all concepts of God perfectly clear—we can now speak of God and its attributes with the same understanding as arithmetic. While we certainly cannot possibly know everything God knows, we do know some (science=knowledge=truth), and we, as rational beings, will know more and more as time goes on. We now have a perfect rational basis for contemplating, discussing, describing, and communicating God to others. We dispel the mythology and superstition surrounding God generated by religions—we are free to truly understand our God and its workings. We are now free to accept God’s Will which is everything that happens in this universe, rather than do God’s Will which is unknowable. You may find a complete explanation in my little book Wilderness Cry—Amazon, et. al.