Christian Religious Studies JSSCE Notes

The Sovereignty Of God


  • Who is God?
  • Attributes of God
  • Name of God in Different Nigerian Languages


God is a Spirit (John 4:24)

God is Supreme Being.

God is the Creator of the Universe (Isa. 45:12,  Rev. 4:11)

God is ‘I AM THAT I AM “ (Exod. 3:14)

God is “Alpha and Omega”. The beginning and the ending (Rev. 1:8)God is the Ancient of  Days.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1) God is the Lord of all Lords, King of all Kings, the Invisible. The Miracle Worker, The Most High etc. God is also called Yahweh, Jehovah etc.

Any time, we are referring to God, we must use capital letter to start, or else, it will mean that we are referring to smaller gods.


The following are the attributes of God

  1. God is Eternal: This means that there never was a time when He was not . He is, He was, and forever more He shall be”
  2. God is Omniscience: This means that God knows all things (Ps.
  3. God is Omnipresent: This means that God is present everywhere, at the same time (Ps. 139:17)
  4. God is Omnipotence: This means that He is Almighty God, He is all powerful. He can do all things. (Luke 1: 37)
  5. God is Immutable: This means that God cannot change. God is the same yesterday,today and for ever more 
  6. God is Invincible: This means that God is too strong to be overcome or defeated.
  7. God is Holy: This means that God cannot sin.
  8. God is Glorious: Holy and fearful in praises, doing wonders, all the time.
  9. God is Merciful and He loves to inhabit the praises of His people.


In the Traditional religion, all the various tribes have their own names for God. For example, the Yoruba call God Olodumare. The Igbo call God: Chineke and the Hausa call God Ubangiji. The names tell us that God is the Supreme Being, the source of all life in heaven, and on earth.Some Nigerian names for God in African Traditional  Religions.


  1. Who is God?
  2. Mention five attributes of God.


PEOPLE         NAMES OF GOD                  MEANING

BIROM           Dagwi                                     Father of the sun; source of beings

Edo                 Osanobuwa                             The source of all beings and sustainer of the world.

                        Osa-Nakpame                         God, the great Artist, Molder, Creator

                        Osa-Nudazi                             The Impregnable Lord

Efiki                Abasi                                       The God who directs the Universe from Heaven.




Fulani              Ubangiji                                  The Almighty God. The Supreme Being.

Igbo                 Chineke                                   God the Creator

                        Chukwu                                  The great spirit, Source of beings

                        Obasi-di-n’elu                         God above

                        Chukwu                                  The greatSpirit

                        Onyeokike                               The Creator of all

Olisabuluwa                            The immense, sustainer of the world.

Eze-enu                                   King of Heaven

Ijaw                 Egbesu                                    The Supreme protector

                        Temearau                                 He, who is Almighty.

                        Ayiba                                      Maker of Soul, the Creator

Nupe               Soko                                        The Creator, Owner of the world. The Great God.

TIV                 Anodos                                   The Sustainer

Urhobo            Ogbene                                    God, Lord of all

                        Uku                                         The Great one

                        Orhorwara                               The feared One

                        Omanomohowo                      The Creator, the Moulder

Out nyo                                   The One who the multitude must hear when He speaks

Yoruba                        Olodumare                              Almighty Supreme Being

                        Olorun                                     Owner of Lord of Heaven

                        Eleda                                       The Creator, The maker

                        Oba Airi                                  Theinvisible King

                        Orise                                        The very source of being

Itsekiri             Oritse                                      Owner of Heaven


  1. List the names of God according to Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa.
  2. Write the names of God in four Nigerian Languages and state the meanings.


  1. List the names of God according to Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa.
  2. Write the names of God in four Nigerian Languages and state the meanings.
  3. Who is God?
  4. Mention five attributes of God.


  1. Christian Religious  Education for JSS Bk 1 by Adeyinkaet’alPage 4
  2. Christian Religious Education for JSS BK1 by T.N.O Quarcoopone et al.,Page 30
  3. Holy Bible (R.S.V) John 4:24, ICor. 3:7, Rev. 1, 2, 3, 4:1-11, Ezekiel 1,2, Gen. 1, 2, 3, Daniel 10:1-21


  1. ____ was regarded as Supreme Being (a) god  (b) gods (c) God
  2. The world ‘Alpha’ means ______ (a) beginning  (b) ending (c)beginning and end
  3. God is Omniscience because ____ (a) He possesses all power (b) He is present everywhere (c) He knows everything
  4. According to Edo, God is called ________(a) Abas (b)Osanobwa (c)Ubangiji
  5. Which of the tribe in Nigeria referred to God as the ‘Great Artist? (a) Igbo (b) Edo (c) Ibibio


  1. Does God exist?  Give reasons for your answer.
  2. Write the names of God in five Nigerian languages.

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