Isa 45:5 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me…”
1 Kings 8:60 “…that all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.”
1 Chronicles 17:20 “O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee.”
Psalm 86:10 “For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.”
Isaiah 37:16,20 “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone.”
John 17:3 “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
1 Timothy 2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
James 2:19 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
If you believe the God of the Bible, YAHWEH, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and what He says in His holy word, you should have problems joining the wave of people who are promoting the concept that all religions lead to the same God. The belief is these gods may have different names, but they all stem from the same deity and they are one. If you don’t believe the God of the Bible is the only True and Living God, be prepared to be branded a bigot. If that’s the name you will get, so what? Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has done much more than that for us – He gave us His life to save us from our sins!
The fact is all religions teach that their god is true; some may teach they, too, have the only true god, yet they are not branded bigots. However, if you are a true Christian who upholds the teachings of the Bible, you are going to attract the label, a bigot. Question: how could these other gods be true when the God of the Bible is the first known God to humanity? All the other gods came after! No matter how similar the beliefs may be, the fact is the God of the Bible is the original Creator and all those who follow after, and claim to be gods or given the name god, are couinterfeits.
If you are a true follower of Jesus Christ, and you believe what He says, how can you think there are other true religions outside Christianity, when your all-knowing God, who CANNOT lie says, “there is no God beside me… before me, there was no god formed.” YAHWEH is simply saying all the other religions are false! Those are His words, not ours! We are only conveyors of His words, which we also believe. Furthermore, in the second commandment, He tells us “thou shalt have no other gods before me,” and we are also told in Acts 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Political correctness has taken hold of the views of many people who would rather bow to the dictates of society than to the inerrant Word of God. It’s a movement that is gaining momentum and many Christians are falling for it. God warns us in Matt. 10:23 “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Furthermore, He says in 2 Tim. 1:8 “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.”
As the perilous or dangerous times spoken of in 2 Tim. 3:1 faces us, the belief that all roads lead to the same God is going to be more pronounced. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
The Word of God will prevail. Humans are temporary beings who can believe anything they wish because God created them that way. However, because He has given us choice, telling us to choose (eternal) life over death, you are the one to decide whether there are other gods beside Him. Some say as long as you are a kind, sincere, and loving person it doesn’t matter who you accept as God. The God of the Bible does not accept that teaching because He tells us repeatedly “beside Me, there is no other god.” Isn’t it time to accept God’s words and not the words of men? For more on this subject, download FREE our booklet Who,What is God?