Our God has no beginning and no end. He has always existed and will always exist. He is all knowing and present in every inch of the universe at all times. Our God has no boundaries. This is why there can be no other. Our belief in one God is based on the understanding that He has no limits and therefore there is nothing that can compare. There is no room within God’s awesome power to allow for the existence of another. There is only one God.
“You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides him there is no other.” Deuteronomy 4:35 (NIV)
Our belief in one God is also based on the idea that there can only be one Creator of heaven and earth. There is no other power capable of creating a world so complex and perfectly balanced. Only God has the ability to weave together such an extraordinary tapestry of plants, animals, rivers, oceans, mountains, climate, and everything else that goes into our existence on earth and in this universe.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NIV)
Over and over again, the Bible confirms for us there is only one God. Only God could have crafted a Bible composed by 40 different writers over 1,500 years with 66 books that fit perfectly together from beginning to end. The miraculous nature of the Bible is our foundation for trusting it to be the Word of God – the Word of the One True God.
“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 (NIV)
Many other gods have been conceived by countless people searching in all the wrong places for an explanation of our world. Indeed, you may have heard the ancient astronaut theory of creation or the idea that our existence here is nothing more than a computer simulation. These are some of the wilder more recent attempts to create God out of thin air. People who are running away from God, ashamed of their sin, worried a righteous God will reject them, tend to attempt to build a god of their own liking.
“Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!” Jeremiah 16:20 (NIV)
Those of us who are followers of Jesus Christ have come to know God in a personal way. For us, the belief in one God is a matter of experience. We have been made new by God through our faith in Jesus. By trusting in Jesus we have been forgiven of our sins and granted the gift of eternal life. This transformation is something that goes well beyond any other explanation of the awesome power of God. As believers, we are filled with the Holy Spirit connecting us directly to God in a way that makes our knowledge of Him complete.
“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3 (NIV)
Our belief in one God is central to who we are as followers of Jesus Christ. Our Salvation has been made possible by the grace of God and is delivered to us by our faith. There are no words that can describe a believer’s connection to God. One thing that is a common understanding of every follower of Jesus Christ, is our belief in one God.
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6 (NIV)
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