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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Are there many gods, or is there only one God?

The Bible says that even though many gods exist, there is only "one true God"...the Father. (John 17:3)

Anything that is worshiped can be termed a god. Satan is even called “The god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4). A person can even let his belly be a god. (Rom. 16:18; Php 3:18, 19) The Bible makes mention of many gods (Ps 86:8; 1Co 8:5, 6), but it shows that the gods of the nations are valueless gods. (Ps 96:5)

The Bible says that "there are those who are called “gods,” whether in heaven or on earth, just as there are many “gods” and many “lords” (1 Cor. 8:5). But the scripture goes on to say that "there is actually to us one God the Father". (1 Cor. 8:6)

People long ago realized this and exclaimed: “Jehovah is the true God! Jehovah is the true God!” (1 Kings 18:39)
And Jesus reaffirmed this by calling the "Father...the only true God." (John 17:1-3)
For more, see
God and gods - What is a god and who have been 'gods'?

Is There Only One True God?
WHO IS “the Only True God”?
Identifying the Only True God
“Those Who Are Called ‘Gods’”