There is One God: 19 Verses

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After a recent conversation I had, I thought it would be helpful to post a list of verses in the Old Testament that teach very clearly that there is only one God. When Christians speak of the Trinity, we are not saying that God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are three separate gods. That’s polytheism. The Trinity teaches that there is one God who exists in three persons: Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. For my complete teaching on the Trinity, click on this link.

 

Believe it or not, I didn’t compile these verses by doing a concordance search. I got these from an article posted by an LDS apologist. His article listed all of these verses, and then proceeded to explain why none of these 19 verses really “mean” that there is only one God in the universe. If you are interested, this article will really help you understand the LDS mindset about God, who they are and what they are hoping to achieve, and the way they “use” the Bible. To view the article, click on the link here.

 

After each verse that provides a new insight, I included some comments to help you get a cumulative understanding of how specific God is in these verses, and that there are only three conclusions you can come to: 1) It’s all a lie, 2) Either God the Father can be God or Jesus, but they can’t be two separate gods. 3) God is one with complexity, which we then understand, corresponds with the teaching of the Trinity.

 

  1.  Deuteronomy 4:35,39 — Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him… Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

– There is none else beside him

 

2.    Deuteronomy 6:4 — Hear, O Israel: The LORD thy God is one LORD.

– God is one Lord

– Note that Jesus is also called Lord

 

3.    Deureronomy 32:39 — See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

– There is no god “with me.”

– John 1:1 says the Word (Jesus) was “with” God and was God

 

4.    Isaiah 37:16,20 — O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou has made heaven and earth… Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.

– God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth

– Note that even though the kingdoms of the earth worship another “god,” the true God

does not acknowledge their existence as a god.

 

5.    Isaiah 43:10,11 — Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no savior.

– before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

– beside me there is no savior

– If Jesus is also called God, then He could not have been formed

– Note that Jesus is also called Savior

 

6.    Isaiah 44:6,8 — Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. Fear ye not, neither be afraid; have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

– the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts

– I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

– Is there a God beside me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any

– Jesus is called the King of Israel

– Note that there are two mentioned in this verse, the Lord and His redeemer the “Lord”

– Jesus is called the first and the last

– Note that for God to say He doesn’t know of any, that would have to include both Jesus

and the Holy Spirit.

 

7.    Isaiah 45:21 — Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time: who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.

 

8.    Isaiah 46:9 — For I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.

 

9. 2 Samuel 7:22 — Wherefore thou art great, O LORD God; for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

 

10. 1 Kings 8:60 — That all the people of the earth may know that the LORD is God, and that there is none else.

 

11. 2 Kings 5:15 — And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.

 

12. 2 Kings 19:15 — And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

 

13.  Nehemiah 9:6 — Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou has made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

 

14.  1 Chronicles 17:20 — O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee, according to all that we have heard with our ears.

 

15.  Psalm 18:31 — For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?

–       Who is a rock save our God?

–       Jesus is referred to several times as the “rock,” along with several synonyms and types of rocks.

 

16.  Psalm 86:10 — For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

 

17.  Hosea 13:4 — Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me; for there is no savior beside me.

–       Thou shalt know no god but me

–       This isn’t God contradicting what He said in all the other verses. He’s commanding the Israelites to “know” no God beside Him. He’s calling them away from idol worship, which the New Testament makes clear, are demons

 

18.  Joel 2:27 — And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

 

19.  Zechariah 14:9 — And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

 

–       In that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

–       Again, this isn’t God contradicting everything He said before. This is God pointing toward a day in which all idol worship will be done away with, and all that will be left is God and His people.