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Question: Who or what is God? What is central theme of the Bible?
Answer: Your question about who is God and the Bible, although they seem simple enough, are actually difficult to answer since summaries aren't always 100% accurate because qualifiers get omitted. That said, let's tackle your first question about our Creator.
God (from the Hebrew word Elohim, Strong's Concordance #H430, which is a plural noun inherently meaning more than one) is a personal, all-powerful, all-knowing, eternal, loving, spirit-composed family (NOT a closed Trinity like so many falsely teach) who created everything that exists. What we know as the Godhead is actually composed of two spirit Beings: the Father and the Son (Jesus Christ): " 'I and My Father are one.' Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him . . . 'For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.' " (John 10:30-31, 33, NKJV. See also John 17:20-23; 1John 3:1-2)
The Father is the supreme, glorious, divine Spirit Being that reigns as Sovereign Ruler of the universe. He accomplishes His will through the power of His Holy Spirit (the Spirit is His power, not a separate Being). He has all power and all authority. God is love, has perfect, holy character and is full of grace and mercy. He is greater than Jesus Christ but shares all that He has with His Son. The Father sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to reveal His love and grace and His magnificent plan for all mankind.
Prior to His human birth, the One who became the Son (Jesus Christ) eternally existed with the One who became the Father. All things were created by the Father through the Son. The Son is revealed in the Old Testament as the Lord and Lawgiver and in the New Testament as God's word. In order to become the Savior of all mankind, Jesus willingly divested Himself of His majesty, glory and power to become a human being. As the perfect sacrifice, he gave Himself, through the crucifixion, to atone for the sins of all mankind.
The Bible, all 1,189 chapters, is God's special ''User Manual' or instruction book made for human beings (his greatest creation). This book delineates how humans can operate (live) happily in this life with both the Being that made them and their fellow human beings. This manual for mankind also shows humans how they can live forever AFTER death by revealing specifically how they should obey and have faith in the One who created them. The Bible reveals how God is reaching down to humanity, through Jesus Christ, to reconcile them to Himself and redeem them from sin and spiritual ignorance so that they can have a perfect loving relationship with him and others FOREVER.