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"Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord Is One"

• Through out the ages, the Jews and a tiny group of Christians were among the few groups of people that believed that God is One Person. Most other religions were polytheistic and many believed their kings were demigods who would become part of the pantheon of gods in the heavens. Such prominent ancient rulers and self designated demigods included Pharaoh (of Exodus fame or infamy), Nebuchednezer (at times), and Constantine, where we must pick up the history. At the Council of Nicene called by Constantine, three groups within the Church vied for their doctrine concerning the person or persons of God. The Arians believe God was One Person, the duelists believe God was two people, and Trinitarians believed God was three people in one. Although the sponsor of the Council, Constantine, was a dualist, the Trinitarians won the day and the Arians ran for their lives and were persecuted and many murdered. Christian believers in the One True God, the One Lord and Creator, although not Arians, were marked for persecution and death over the past two thousand years.

• Notwithstanding, the two hundred some odd scriptures attesting to God’s being One Person, virtually all Protestants and Catholics believe in trinity established by the Council of Nicene. (A few dualist still dot the landscape in certain small Protestant groups.) A priore reasoning can prove anything in the Bible, but the thrust of the scriptures, except for a few confusing ones, demands a belief that God is One Person or Being.

• Further information on the Council of Nicene and the changes made to the early Church by Constantine and 'his' Bishops can be found by clicking on Constantine.

Deu 6:4
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.(NIV) or Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: (KJV)

One: Strongs: ekh-awd'; a numeral from 258; prop. united, i. e. one; or (as an ordinal) first: - a, alike, alone, altogether, and, any (-thing), apiece, a certain, [dai-] ly, each (one), / eleven, every, few, first, / highway, a man, once, one, only, other, some, together. And the Greek: hice; (includ. the neut. [etc.] 1733, a) prim. numeral; one: - a (-n, -ny, certain), / abundantly, man, one (another), only, other, some. See also 1527, 3367, 3391, 3762.

Mar 12:28
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
Mar 12:29
"The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.’"
Mar 12:32
"Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.

Note that the verses do not say trinity or three person is one God, "there is no other but him," not them.

The God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ

1. Mal 2:10 Have we not all one Father [ Or father ]? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking faith with one another?

2. 2Co 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

3. 2Co 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.

4. Eph 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

5. Eph 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit [ Or a spirit ] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.

6. Col 1:3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

7. 1Pe 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

8. Rom 15:6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9. Rom 15:6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (8)

10. 1Co 8:6 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.

• 1Co 8:6 says it all, to those who are willing to listen.

11. Eph 4:6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

12.Joh 20:17 Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’"

13. Re.22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

• Notice it does not say Gods or Persons in God, but God and the Lamb, who is Jesus.

Psa 68:5
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.

Psa 89:26
He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’

Joh 6:27
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."

Gal 1:3
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Gal 1:4
who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
Gal 1:5
to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Eph 5:20
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Phi 4:20
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Col 1:2
To the holy and faithful [ Or believing ] brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. [Some manuscripts Father and the Lord Jesus Christ]

1Th 3:11
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
1Th 3:13
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his Holy Ones.

Tit 1:4
To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

Heb 1:5
For to which of the angels did God ever say, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father [Or have begotten you]" [Psalm 2:7]? Or again, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son" [2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chron. 17:13]?

1Pe 1:2
Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

You want prior existence, here it is, but the verse is about believers in the One God, not about Jesus, but the prior existence is in the logos of God, that is, in His mind or planning.

Rev 1:6
And has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father-- to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

• To serve whose God and Father? — Jesus’s. How about that?

God Is One

• Here are a ton of scriptures talking about God being One Person. I want to be complete in covering all the relevant scriptures proving that God is a singe Being, even if it means loading you with verses.

Deu 9:3
But be assured today that the LORD your God is the one who goes across ahead of you like a devouring fire. He will destroy them; he will subdue them before you. And you will drive them out and annihilate them quickly, as the LORD has promised you.

Deu 20:4
For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."

Jos 22:22
"The Mighty One, God, the LORD! The Mighty One, God, the LORD! He knows! And let Israel know! If this has been in rebellion or disobedience to the LORD, do not spare us this day.

Jdg 5:5
The mountains quaked before the LORD, the One of Sinai, before the LORD, the God of Israel.

2Sa 7:22
"How great you are, O Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.

Psa 50:1
The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets.

Psa 68:8
The earth shook, the heavens poured down rain, before God, the One of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel.

Psa 113:5
Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,

Isa 43:10
"You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.

1Sa 2:2
"There is no one holy [ Or no Holy One ] like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

Mar 10:18
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.

Rom 3:29
Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,
Rom 3:30
since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

1Co 8:4
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.
1Co 8:6
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.

Gal 3:20
A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one.

Eph 4:4
There is one body and one Spirit-- just as you were called to one hope when you were called--
Eph 4:5
one Lord, one faith, one baptism;
Eph 4:6
one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

1Ti 2:5
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Jam 2:19
You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-- and shudder.

Rev 11:17
Saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.

The Holy One (of Israel)

Isa 43:15
I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel’s Creator, your King."

Isa 48:17
This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

1Sa 2:2
"There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

• If there were only one verse in the Bible to prove that God is One Person, 1 Sam 2:2 is it!

Psa 71:22
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Isa 5:19
To those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it."

Isa 29:23
When they see among them their children, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.

Isa 43:3
For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.

Isa 48:17
This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

Isa 54:5
For your Maker is your husband-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.

Hos 11:9
I will not carry out my fierce anger, nor will I turn and devastate Ephraim. For I am God, and not man-- the Holy One among you. I will not come in wrath. [ Or come against any city]

Hab 3:3
God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah [ A word of uncertain meaning; possibly a musical term; also in verses 9 and 13 ] His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth.

Pro 9:10
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Isa 40:25
"To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One.

Hab 1:12
O LORD, are you not from everlasting? My God, my Holy One, we will not die. O LORD, you have appointed them to execute judgment; O Rock, you have ordained them to punish.

2Ki 19:22
Who is it you have insulted and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Psa 71:22
I will praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praise to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.

Psa 78:41
Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.

Psa 89:18
Indeed, our shield [ Or sovereign ] belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 1:4
Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.

Isa 5:19
To those who say, "Let God hurry, let him hasten his work so we may see it. Let it approach, let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come, so we may know it."

Isa 5:24
Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 10:20
In that day the remnant of Israel, the survivors of the house of Jacob, will no longer rely on him who struck them down but will truly rely on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 12:6
Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."

Isa 17:7
In that day men will look to their Maker and turn their eyes to the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 29:19
Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 30:11
Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!"
Isa 30:12
Therefore, this is what the Holy One of Israel says: "Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression and depended on deceit,
Isa 30:15
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

Isa 31:1
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD.

Isa 37:23
Who is it you have insulted and blasphemed? Against whom have you raised your voice and lifted your eyes in pride? Against the Holy One of Israel!

Isa 41:14
Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you," declares the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
Isa 41:16
You will winnow them, the wind will pick them up, and a gale will blow them away. But you will rejoice in the LORD and glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Isa 41:20
So that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

Isa 43:3
For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush [ That is, the upper Nile region ] and Seba in your stead.
Isa 43:14
This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake I will send to Babylon and bring down as fugitives all the Babylonians, [ Or Chaldeans ] in the ships in which they took pride.

Isa 45:11
"This is what the LORD says-- the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands?

Isa 47:4
Our Redeemer-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- is the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 48:17
This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

Isa 49:7
This is what the LORD says-- the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel-- to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: "Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."

Isa 54:5
For your Maker is your husband-- the LORD Almighty is his name-- the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.

Isa 55:5
Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor."

Isa 60:9
Surely the islands look to me; in the lead are the ships of Tarshish, [ Or the trading ships ] bringing your sons from afar, with their silver and gold, to the honor of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.
Isa 60:14
The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Jer 50:29
"Summon archers against Babylon, all those who draw the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her for her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Jer 51:5
For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken by their God, the LORD Almighty, though their land [ Or/ and the land of the Babylonians ] is full of guilt before the Holy One of Israel.

God Alone

Isa 44:24
"This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,

Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

1Ki 8:39
Then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men),

Luk 18:19
"Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good--except God alone.

Isa 37:16
"O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

2Ki 19:19
Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O LORD, are God."

Psa 83:18
Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD-- that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.

Psa 72:18
Praise be to the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.

Psa 86:10
For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.

Isa 37:16
"O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.
Isa 37:20
Now, O LORD our God, deliver us from his hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O LORD, are God. [ Dead Sea Scrolls (see also 2 Kings 19:19); Masoretic Text alone are the LORD ]"

2Ki 19:15
And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: "O LORD, God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

Joh 5:44
How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God ?

1Ti 6:13
In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you
1Ti 6:14
to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
1Ti 6:15
which God will bring about in his own time-- God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
1Ti 6:16
Who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.

• If God alone is God, who else can be a god.

No Other God

Isa 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,
Isa 45:6
so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Isa 45:18
For this is what the LORD says-- he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited-- he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no other.

• There is no other than the One God.

Deu 4:35
You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other.

Deu 32:39
"See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.

Deu 4:35
You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him (1) there is no other.
Deu 4:39
Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

Joe 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I [not we, but I] am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

Deu 4:35
You were shown these things so that you might know that the LORD is God; besides him there is no other.

1Ki 8:60
So that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God and that there is no other.

Isa 45:5
I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me [not us, but me] there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me,

Isa 45:6
So that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Isa 45:14
This is what the LORD says: "The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, [That is, the upper Nile region] and those tall Sabeans-- they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.’"
Isa 45:22
"Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.

Isa 46:9
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.

Joe 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

Isa 45:7
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.

The I Am

Isa 51:15
For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar-- the LORD Almighty is his name.

Eze 20:20
Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God."

• Unfortunately, few Sabbath keepers are willing to accept God as One Person. Why is that?

Isa 44:6
"This is what the LORD says-- Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.

Rev 1:8
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

1Ki 18:39
When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, "The LORD-- he is God! The LORD-- he is God!"

Jer 10:10
But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.

• The only confusing scripture for ‘I am’ is where Jesus says before Abraham was I am. This is a bit of a study in itself, but, basically, Jesus was in the logos, the thoughts of God from the beginning. This thought was expressed in the beginning because the ‘in the beginning was the word.’

Notice the definition of : log'-os; from 3004; something said (including the thought); by impl. a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extens. a computation; spec. (with the art. in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):

The Eternal One

Is.57:15
For this is what the high and lofty One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Is.63:16
But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.

Je.10:10
But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.

Deut 32:39
See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
32:40 I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,

De.33:27
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, 'Destroy him!'

Re.1:8
I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

Re.4:8
Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come."

Re.10:6
And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, "There will be no more delay!

Re.11:17
saying: "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.

Re.15:7
Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God, who lives for ever and ever.

Rev 21:5 He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
21:6¶He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

The Living God

• The one and only True God is also the one and only living God.

Je.10:10
But the LORD is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. When he is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath.

De.5:26
For what mortal man has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived?

Jos.3:10
This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites.

1K.1:29
The king then took an oath: "As surely as the LORD lives, who has delivered me out of every trouble,

Ps.42:2
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?

Ps.84:2
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Je.23:36
But you must not mention 'the oracle of the LORD' again, because every man's own word becomes his oracle and so you distort the words of the living God, the LORD Almighty, our God.

Da.6:20
When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?"

Da.6:26
I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. "For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end.

Mt.16:16
Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, [b] the Son of the living God."

• Jesus is not the living God, but his Son.

Jn.6:57
Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.

• The living God is the living Father by whom Jesus lives. If Jesus is God, how is it he needs God to live, who gives life to all.

Ro.9:26
and, "It will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"

2Co.3:3
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

2Co.6:16
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people." [c]

Heb.12:22
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly,

Re.4:10
the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

Re.7:2
Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea:

Re.21:6
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

1Ti.4:10
(and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.

Isa 40:28
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Ro.16:26
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him--

1Ti.3:15
If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Heb.3:12
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

• Only believers know the One God is One Person, alone. Redundant but true.

Heb.10:31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Heb.9:14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, [c] so that we may serve the living God!

1Th.1:9 For they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

Ac.14:15
Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them.

• The one and only living God is the Creator.

The Only Creator

Deu 32:6 = Is this the way you repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?

Isa 40:28 = Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Isa 43:15 = I am the LORD, your Holy One, Israel's Creator, your King."

Mat 19:4 = "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'

• If Jesus were a god, why didn’t he say he created them in the beginning?

Rom 1:25 = They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-- who is forever praised. Amen.

Col 3:10
And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

• Even believers are in the image of the Creator.

The Only God Himself

Mat 4:10
Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ [ Deut. 6:13 ]"

Joh 17:3
Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Rom 16:27
To the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

1Ti 1:17
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Jud 1:25
To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore!

Gen 22:8
Abraham answered, "God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son." And the two of them went on together.

Deu 3:22
Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you."

Deu 31:3
The LORD your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy these nations before you, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua also will cross over ahead of you, as the LORD said.

Jos 23:5
The LORD your God himself will drive them out of your way. He will push them out before you, and you will take possession of their land, as the LORD your God promised you.

Jos 24:17
It was the LORD our God himself who brought us and our fathers up out of Egypt, from that land of slavery, and performed those great signs before our eyes. He protected us on our entire journey and among all the nations through which we traveled.

Psa 50:6
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah

Joh 8:41
You are doing the things your own father does." "We are not illegitimate children," they protested. "The only Father we have is God himself."

Act 7:35
"This is the same Moses whom they had rejected with the words, ‘Who made you ruler and judge?’ He was sent to be their ruler and deliverer by God himself, through the angel who appeared to him in the bush.

1Co 15:27
For he "has put everything under his feet." [ Psalm 8:6 ] Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.

1Th 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Rev 21:3
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.

At One with God

Joh 17:11
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name-- the name you gave me-- so that they may be one as we are one.

• Believers are at one with God, just as Jesus was and is.

Deu 6:13
Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.

• Notice it does not say serve them only.

Word Study

Hebrew: ‘elohiym
Derivation: Variation of 433
Definition: gods in the ordinary sense; but spec. used (in the plural. thus, esp. with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative
Hebrew: Yehovah
Derivation: Derived from 1961
Definition: (the) self Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
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• I’m a little slow, so until some one finds a scripture that says, ‘God the Son’ or ‘Jesus is the lord our God,’ I think the about two hundred scriptures above must stand unchallenged. The Biblical principle is, when the Bible says the same thing over and over, the few confusing scriptures are mistranslations or misconceptions.

Amen

QED

God bless,
Gil Kovacs

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