A Biblical worldview demands we understand and believe there is only one God. Most Christians would agree with that statement, yet the way we live and the things we say often stand in contrast to this belief. We don’t correct friends and family members when they make inaccurate statements about God’s truth.
When culture rebels against the commands of our holy God, we sit idly by, convincing ourselves it is better to go along to get along. Why is it the world has no trouble proclaiming lies boldly, but Christians are so timid when it comes to speaking the truth? Why are we so afraid to declare there is only one God?
There is only one God. Despite the best efforts of many these days to marginalize this fact, the truth remains. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1). It was not created by many gods, but by one God. When Moses asked God what His name was, the Lord replied, “I am who I am” (Exodus 3:13-14). He did not say, “we are”, but “I am”. Jesus made it clear He was the only way to the Father (John 14:6). There are not multiple paths leading to God, there is only one, and that is Jesus Christ. All religions do not lead to the truth, despite what we regularly hear. This is wishful thinking used to relieve someone of their responsibility before the only God.
Acknowledging the unique divine presence of God demands an accountability we would rather ignore. A world dependent on a holy God means living selfishly for ourselves is no longer an option. Most aren’t willing to give up their desires for the sake of living for what is true. So, they continue to espouse and even believe the lies that God doesn’t exist or that there are many paths to find Him. To believe God and His Word is an affront to their pleasure-seeking lives.
In Deuteronomy 6:4, Moses declares the truth given to him by God when he instructed Israel, saying, “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.” He left no doubt there is only one God. As the Creator of all that is, our lives belong to Him. We would not even exist except for the Lord. How then can we do anything but fall on our faces before Him and give Him our lives?
When Paul wrote to his young protégé Timothy, he reminded him, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, Himself human, who gave Himself—a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6). Only one God. Only one way to Him, and that is through Christ. Jesus said He was the door to eternal life and no one could come to God except through Him (John 14:6).
Let us never forget there is only one God. Never compromise this most basic of Christian beliefs. Don’t get confused by popular teaching in culture. The truth never changes. There is only one God and Jesus is our only path to Him. This isn’t exclusionary unless you choose to reject Christ and, by extension, reject the truth. God welcomes all and desires that none should die without Him (2 Peter 3:9). Our part is simply to acknowledge what is true. There is only one God. Will you surrender your life to Him?