Is God the only God? If there are no Gods higher than Him, how can he know that? These are issues that the devout rarely raise, but they are important to address all the same. If there’s a higher power than our God, does it mean there’s another God? Let’s look into it and see what happens.
Is God the One True God?
It’s hard to overstate the significance of this inquiry. The existence of the one real God is important since we live in a world where there are many conflicting truth claims and numerous so-called gods. By contrast with the many false gods that evil spirits and misguided humans have thrust upon humanity, the genuine God stands forth as the only true God. Creations of human hands and minds are useless idols (Isaiah 44:9-10), but the genuine God is infinite in majesty, goodness, and truth (John 1:14).
The vast, intelligent Designer is the Source of Life and the Foundation of Law, as evidenced by creation (natural laws) and conscience (moral laws). The prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 45:18), Nehemiah (Nehemiah 9:6), and King David all acknowledged this reality in the Old Testament (Psalm 86:8-10).
In addition to being the Author of the Universe, God is also the Redeemer who has the power to deliver His people from the clutches of sin, evil, and death and to mend the hearts of the broken (Isaiah 12:2; 25:8-9; 38:15-17; 61:10). God’s liberation of the Israelites from Egypt is an illustration of His omnipotence, which may release us from the shackles of sin (Exodus 20:2).
The Holy Trinity
There are three distinct but equal Persons that make up the genuine God. The God of the Bible is described as a Trinity: three divine Persons who are one in being. They are one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16–17; 28:19).
This unique quality of the genuine God sets Him apart from the gods of all other monotheistic faiths; for example, Islam teaches that there is only one god (Allah), but this god is not true since Allah does not exist in a triune form. There can be no correct understanding of God apart from Christ. It is said in the Bible that “no one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also” (1 John 2:23).
Other Gods in Scripture
Why does the Bible mention other gods if the God of the Bible is the only one who exists? Is it possible that there other gods besides the God of the Bible? Does the Bible address the question of whether there are other gods?
No Other gods Exist
The Bible makes it quite apparent that while there may be many deities, only the true and living God has always existed. Isaiah put pen to paper.
You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servants whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he, before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after me (Isaiah 43:10).
This is what the LORD says – Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. (Isaiah 44:6).
Other gods Have No Significance
Even while the Bible alludes to pagan deities, it never claims that they are real. To paraphrase what the Apostle Paul had already written:
But, then indeed, when you did not know God, you served those which by nature are not gods (Galatians 4:8).
They Cannot Stand Against The One True God
Scripture demonstrates that these fictitious deities are not on the same level as the one and only true God.
To whom will you liken me, and make me equal and compare me, that we should be alike? They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance; they hire a goldsmith, and he makes it a god; they prostrate themselves, yes, they worship. They bear it on the shoulder, they carry it and set it in its place, and it stands; from its place it shall not move. Though one cries out to it, yet it cannot answer nor save him out of trouble. (Isaiah 46:5-7).
They’re Human Inventions
People who chose to ignore the reality of there being only one God were the ones who came up with these fictitious deities in their heads. The God of the Bible is the only one who possesses true substance. The psalmist put pen to paper.
Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell. They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; they make no sound in their throats. Those who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them. (Psalm 115:3-8)
There Is No Space For A Second God To Exist
There is no possible way that there is more than one God in our cosmos. The Bible describes God as being all-knowing, all-powerful, and present everywhere at the exact time. He knows no bounds. It is ludicrous to think that two entities with boundless capabilities could coexist in the same area. If there was another God, then the power of the first God would be diminished. The Bible, on the other hand, asserts that God is limitless.
So, Who Is The One True God?
Who then is the genuine God, if any? Because of His divine, transcendent nature and characteristics, the one true God alone is deserving of praise and adoration as the Creator of both heaven and earth, the Savior of all mankind, and the Giver of life.
Jesus Christ is the ideal apparent representation of the unseen God; it is through Him that God has addressed His children in these latter days. In the past, this real and living God showed Himself as Yahweh (Jehovah), but ultimately He is recognized by His name (Hebrews 1:2).
Consequently, in light of this knowledge, we must worship no other gods save Him (Exodus 20:3). We must not allow the gods of this era to cloud our judgment.
The Bible makes reference to fictitious gods that are said to exist but do not possess any actual reality. They never consider the possibility that these gods are grounded in reality. They do not exist outside of the minds of the individuals who adore them. In reality, there is only room for one God.
Since the God of the Bible has provided us with reasons to believe in His existence, whatsoever the God of the Bible has to say about the subject of other gods is conclusive regardless of what he has to say. Because God asserts that He is the one and only God in existence, this clears up any confusion.
There are no other gods who are truly divine. In addition to this, if there was another God, the one and only God would no longer be the self-existent, all-powerful being that he is. It is impossible for two creatures that are both all-powerful and all-knowing and that are present everywhere to share the same space.
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