The Baptist Catechism: Q. 8 (One, True God)

Q. 8: Are there more gods than one?
Answer: There is but one only, the living and true God.
Scriptures: Deut. 6:4; Jer. 10:10

Comment: Christianity is a monotheistic religion. We believe there is one true God, and this one true God is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exod. 3:6). He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1), and our Redeemer (Isa. 47:4). Indeed, there is none like Him (Isa. 44:6; 46:9). All other gods are false, made by man from things like wood, stone, silver and gold, and the heart; and those who worship false gods are foolish and deceived (Isa. 44:20). Perhaps the best place in all of Scripture on the glory of God, in contrast to idols and those who make them, is found in Isaiah 40-46. While we may not worship a material image of a false god, it is possible for us to worship other things in place of God. For example, we may worship money and the material things that money buys (i.e. consumerism), or fame (i.e. ourselves), or a concept of God other than what is taught in Scripture (e.g. God is love, but not wrathful or condemning toward sin).


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