Summary: We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator. Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
Is There Any God Besides Me? - Captain Erika Hernandez
Does anyone know how many faith groups there are in the world today?
Over 4300 faith groups that we know of since 2007. Yet each one believes that their god is the only god. With thatstatement in mind, how do we know that we worship the one true God?
The last time Captain talked about the first Doctrine which stated that we believe the scriptures were given by inspiration of God. And in that scripture we can see just how God has revealed himself and how he continues to reveal himself with his Word. Even though God’s Word was
written by the hand of man God gave them the inspiration of revealing who he is and what plan he has for his creation.
When we read God’s word we see how it is the living Word of God and
mysteriously gives us the words we need to hear or have a deeper understanding each time we read it. God has also revealed himself through his own creation, and even our very being seeks
out something greater than us.
· "There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to one hope when you were called– one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:4-6
Today we will be looking at the second doctrine which says, We believe there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
It is necessary to understand what we believe to be true in our doctrine or principles of faith. Like I said before there are thousands of other faith groups and they all believe their god is the one true god.
The only proper object of religious worship – Psalm 96:4-6 “For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary”.
Then there are others who have a different kind of god that they worship; the gods of the world that could anything that is placed before the Almighty God himself.
Isaiah 43:11-12, “I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses, declares the Lord, that I am God”
It takes faith to believe our God is the creator of everything that He is the one who has given us life and a purpose to live.
We will cover the history behind this principle of our faith, the
importance of this doctrine, essentials of the doctrines and issues that one might face.
When looking into the history of something we are able to get a better picture and realize why something was done or put in place. Let’s look at the history or where this principle of God and who he is as the One True God. "So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that an idol is nothing at all in the world and that there is no God but one.
For even if there are so called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live." 1 Corinthians 8:4-6
Historically, there is a strong connection in human thinking as God being seen as Creator and named as ’father’.
This is found in many developed societies, throughout time and in every continent. The understanding of God as father has often been seen as giving him exclusive rights over his ’children’. The title ’father’ also implying ’Lord’ or ’Master’, meaning someone who commands obedience.
The understanding of the character of the father developed through the Old Testament and the covenant relationship with the nation of Israel. God guided Israel ’taking them by the arms’; ’with cords of human kindness, with ties of love’ (Hosea 11;1-4).
The fatherhood of God is seen in even more personal terms in the Psalms.
He is more than a father of his chosen people in a general relationship, such as the gods of other nations were regarded as the ’father’ of the those races; His caring action extends to individuals. He is the father who cares for the most vulnerable in society; ’a father to the fatherless, a defender of widows’ (Psalm 68:5).