In the Old Testament, God is referred to as 'the Living God' 15 times. Jeremiah 10:10 says, 'The LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King.' Genesis 2:7 says, 'And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.' Only a living being could give life to an unliving being. While in Athens, Paul preached that God 'gives to all life, breath, and all things.' And that 'in Him we live and move and have our being' (Acts 17:25, 28). Clearly God is living, both before Christ appeared and after. Peter even called Him 'the Son of the living God' (Matthew 16:16).