One true God?

The second Jewish exile in 70 AD Is it politically incorrect to insist that the God of the Bible is the only true God? People are offended when their gods are pushed aside. Yet God is not concerned to be politically correct. He says, I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.1 Let us look how He proves that He is the only true God.

He has a unique book. Consider the books of the various religions. Which one has a history book with times, places, people and events? The Bible is the only one that is filled with historical and geographical details that is the background of God’s dealings with His people.  It makes the Bible a unique religious book, completely different from all the others.

He has the power to create. The Bible begins with a short summary that God created the universe, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.2 Today many people laugh at that. As we will discuss later, there is compelling scientific evidence that creation is true. The Bible is very explicit, You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.3 Thus the account of creation in Genesis 1 is crucial, and fundamental to the whole Bible, as we will discuss in later blogs.

His message is very simple. It is not a maze. There are not five or twenty roads, but only one. Jesus declared, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.4 This smacks of exclusivism. Nobody likes to be excluded, especially if there is nothing he can do about it. God knows He is the only true God, able to guarantee eternal life. In His wisdom He made it possible for all people to become part of His Kingdom, but through only one channel, Jesus.

There is a continuous battle against Him. Isn’t it strange that there is such a massive amount of anti-Bible propaganda? Films often subtly mock God and His people, especially ministers. For example, ‘Cold Mountain,’ or even the excellent ‘Pride and Prejudice’ where the bumbling, self conceited minister is ridiculed. This treatment is usually given to no other religious book, god or leader, but only to God, Jesus, the Bible and ‘Christians.’ Bible Bashing has become a big, profitable ‘industry.’ Books with the intent to scandalise Jesus and the Bible, often sell by the millions. Jesus is depicted as a homosexual, married to Mary Magdalene, or fathered by a Roman soldier. Why? Because God’s enemy, the devil, doesn’t want people to know that Jesus is real, the Son of the only true God.  The devil with his continuous battle against the God of the Bible proves that there is only one true God.

He can make promises and fulfil them. He promised that the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will live in Canaan (Israel). They were exiled twice (the last time in 70 AD under the Roman general, Titus), but they went back after 1,900 years. Today the Jews live in Israel, despite all the efforts to destroy them.   Nobody can deny that the country of Israel belongs to the Jews. This is a unique prophecy fulfilled by the only true God.

Conclusion. There are many reasons to believe that there is only one true, living God. The most important evidence is His unique book.  God will only be dethroned as the true God if some other book surfaces with the same characteristics as the Bible. It has never happened and will never happen. Not the followers of Allah, the Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, New Agers, or witchdoctors have books that equal the Bible.

References

  1.  Isaiah 45:5
  2. Genesis 1:1
  3. Nehemiah 9:6
  4. John 14:6

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

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