Only One True God
Where does God's Word Instruct that Idols and gods are useless, without life, and are not truly gods ? And moreover where does God's Word instruct that there is ONLY ONE TRUE GOD and ONLY ONE GOD that we should serve ?
JOHN 17:3 - Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
DEUT 32:39 " Now see that I, even I, am He, and there is no god besides Me. "
ISA 46:9 Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, there is none like Me.
ISA 45:5,6 I am the Lord, and there is no there; THERE IS NO GOD BESIDES ME. I will strengthen you though you have not known Me.
ISA 45:14 They will make supplication to you saying, " Surely God is in you, and there is no other. There is no other god.
ISA 44:8 You are My witnesses. Is there a god besides Me ? Indeed there is NO OTHER ROCK, I know not one.
ISA 44:6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and His Redeemer, the Lord of Hosts; I am the First and I am the Last; BESIDES ME THERE IS NO GOD.
ISA 43:10,11 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.Before Me NO GOD FORMED, nor will there be one after Me.
ISA 45:18-21 For this is what the Lord says—he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited—he says: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
19 I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain. I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right. 20 “Gather together and come; assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save.
21 Declare what is to be, present it—let them take counsel together. Who foretold this long ago, who declared it from the distant past? Was it not I, the Lord?
And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me.
ZEC 14:9 And the Lord shall be King over all the earth, In that day it shall be; " The Lord is ONE, and His Name is ONE.
1 TIM 2:5 For there is ONE God, and ONE Mediator between God and men, the Man, Jesus Christ.
MAT 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and ONLY serve Him.’
ACTS 19:26 ...This Paul has persuaded and turned away many people saying that, THEY ARE NOT GODS which are made by hands.
1 CORIN 8:4 So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but ONE.”
GAL 4:8 But then, indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are NOT GODS.
1 TIM 6:15,16 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and ONLY Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who ALONE is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To Him be honor and might forever. Amen.
ACTS 4:12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.
JER 16:19,20 ...Surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthlessness, and unprofitable things. Will a man make for himself, which are not gods ?
PSLAM 96:5 ALL the gods of the peoples are idols...
JER 10:2-5 2 This is what the Lord says:
“Do not learn the ways of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the heavens,
though the nations are terrified by them.
3 For the practices of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
4 They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.
5 Like a scarecrow in a cucumber field,
their idols cannot speak;
they must be carried
because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them;
they can do no harm
nor can they do any good.”
2 KINGS 5:15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.”
Question: "Can monotheism ( One God ) be proven?"
Answer:The word “monotheism” comes from two words, “mono” meaning “single” and “theism” meaning “belief in God.” Specifically, monotheism is the belief in one true God who is the only creator, sustainer, and judge of all creation. Monotheism differs from “henotheism,” which is the belief in multiple gods with one supreme God over all. It is also opposed to polytheism, which is the belief in the existence of more than one god.
There are many arguments for monotheism, including those from special revelation (Scripture), natural revelation (philosophy), as well as historical anthropology. These will only be explained briefly below, and this should not in any way be considered an exhaustive list.
Biblical arguments for Monotheism-Deuteronomy 4:35: “You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides Him there is no other.”Deuteronomy 6:4: “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.”Malachi 2:10a, “Have we not all one Father? Did not one God create us?”1 Corinthians 8:6: “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.”Ephesians 4:6: “One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”1 Timothy 2:5: “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”James 2:19: “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.”
Obviously, for many people, it wouldn’t suffice to simply say that there is only one God because the Bible says so. This is because without God there is no way to prove that the Bible is His Word in the first place. However, one might argue that since the Bible has the most reliable supernatural evidence confirming what it teaches, monotheism can be affirmed on these grounds. A similar argument would be the beliefs and teaching of Jesus Christ, who proved that He was God (or at the very least approved by God) by His miraculous birth, life, and the miracle of His resurrection. God cannot lie or be deceived; therefore, what Jesus believed and taught was true. Therefore, monotheism, which Jesus believed and taught, is true. This argument may not be very impressive to those unfamiliar with the case for the supernatural confirmations of Scripture and Christ, but this is a good place to start for one who is familiar with its strength.
Historical arguments for Monotheism- Arguments based on popularity are notoriously suspect, but it is interesting just how much monotheism has affected world religions. The popular evolutionary theory of religious development stems from an evolutionary view of reality in general, and the presupposition of evolutionary anthropology which sees “primitive” cultures as representing the earlier stages of religious development. But the problems with this evolutionary theory are several. 1) The kind of development it describes has never been observed; in fact, there seems to be no upward development toward monotheism within any culture—actually the opposite seems to be the case. 2) The anthropological method's definition of “primitive” equates to technological development, yet this is hardly a satisfactory criterion as there are so many components to a given culture. 3) The alleged stages are often missing or skipped. 4) Finally, most polytheistic cultures show vestiges of monotheism early in their development.
What we find is a monotheistic God who is personal, masculine, lives in the sky, has great knowledge and power, created the world, is the author of a morality to which we are accountable, and whom we have disobeyed and are thus estranged from, but who has also provided a way of reconciliation. Virtually every religion carries a variation of this God at some point in its past before devolving into the chaos of polytheism. Thus, it seems that most religions have begun in monotheism and “devolved” into polytheism, animism, and magic—not vice versa. (Islam is a very rare case, having come full circle back into a monotheistic belief.) Even with this movement, polytheism is often functionally monotheistic or henotheistic. It is a rare polytheistic religion which does not hold one of its gods as sovereign over the rest, with the lesser gods only functioning as intermediaries.
Philosophical/Theological arguments for Monotheism- There are many philosophical arguments for the impossibility of there being more than one God in existence. Many of these depend a great deal on one’s metaphysical position concerning the nature of reality. Unfortunately, in an article this short it would be impossible to argue for these basic metaphysical positions and then go on to show what they point to regarding monotheism, but rest assured that there are strong philosophical and theological grounds for these truths that go back millennia (and most are fairly self-evident). Briefly, then, here are three arguments one might choose to explore:
1. If there were more than one God, the universe would be in disorder because of multiple creators and authorities, but it is not in disorder; therefore, there is only one God.
2. Since God is a completely perfect being, there cannot be a second God, for they would have to differ in some way, and to differ from complete perfection is to be less than perfect and not be God.
3. Since God is infinite in His existence, He cannot have parts (for parts cannot be added to reach infinity). If God’s existence is not just a part of Him (which it is for all things which can have existence or not), then He must have infinite existence. Therefore, there cannot be two infinite beings, for one would have to differ from the other.
Someone may wish to argue that many of these would not rule out a sub-class of “gods,” and that is fine. Although we know this to be untrue biblically, there is nothing wrong with it in theory. In other words, God could have created a sub-class of “gods,” but it just happens to be the case that He did not. If He had, these “gods” would only be limited, created things—probably a lot like angels (Psalm 82). This does not hurt the case for monotheism, which does not say that there cannot be any other spirit beings—only that there cannot be more than one God
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WHY BECOME A CHRISTIAN / A DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST ?
Why Become a Christian ?
Why be Discipled ?
New Life - Lasting Security in God
Living Relationship With God
Worldliness VS Spirituality
Finding a Good Christian Church
COMING TO KNOW GOD
A brief History of Mankind
Evidence for creation by God
In The Beginning
The Fall of Man
Sin causes Separation From God
Man's Need For Deliverance
Law The Old Covenant
God So Loved The World
Jesus - The Free Gift Of Salvation
God's Promises and Blessings
The New Covenant
HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN and Disciple of Jesus Christ
God's Love and Truth Draws Us
Jesus Our Only Savior
The Deity of Jesus Christ
Only One True God
Righteousness Only Through Jesus
Believe in Jesus Christ - Saved
Saved by Faith in Jesus Christ
Confess Jesus Christ - Saved
Prayer Of Salvation
How is anyone saved from their sins ?
Who can or will not be saved ?
Is Christ in Everyone
Godly Sorrow and Remorse
Repentance - Turn Away From Sin
Christ In You
THE WORK OF GOD IN YOU
The Holy Spirit
Reconciliation To God
Peace With God
Spiritual Strength From God
Our Protection By God
Mind,Conscience, Meditate, Think
Fellowship / Church
Wisdom / Fear Of God
Overcoming Sin And Temptation
Take Thoughts Captive
Promises Of God
Take Up Your Cross Daily
Do Not Worry Nor Be Anxious
Abiding In God
The Whole Gospel and the Scriptures
CHURCH INVOLVEMENT AND ORDER- AUTHORITY
Pastors / Teachers
Gifts Of The Holy Spirit
Unity Of The Spirit
Reprove, Rebuke, Admonish
Beware Of False Teachers
True Christianity VS Doctrines Of Men and World Religions
THE CHRISTIAN WALK
The Christian Walk
What is NOT Love
Jesus Christ is Lord
Following Jesus Christ
The Will Of God
Obedience / Free Will
Labor / Responsibilities
Problems / Trials / Sufferings
Endurance / Perseverance
Weakness / Failure
Self Control - Self Discipline
Trusting In God
Abiding In God
Compromise / Hypocrisy
The Faithfulness Of God
Words Of Our Mouth
What did Jesus teach us to do ?
What did Jesus teach us Not to do ?
Overcoming evil, satan
Prayer / Guard Your Heart
God Is Our Shelter / Security
GOD'S PURPOSE AND PLAN FOR YOU
Love God / One Another
Family / Relationships
Orphans / Widows
Let Your Light Shine
Vision / Obectives
LAST DAYS - COMING SOON
Wrath Of God
Reign Of Christ
Satan Released At The End
Satan Will Try To Deceive..
Devil Thrown Into The Lake Of Fire
New Heaven / New Earth
The Kingdom Of God