There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
It doesn’t really matter, right? We all pray to and believe in the same God, we just call him different names.
Not so much.
There is only one God. He is known by different names, yes. Yahweh. Elohim. El Shaddai. These are all names of the one God in the Old Testament.
Jehovah, while a form of Yahweh, is not the one true God if by Jehovah you mean just the God of the Old Testament but reject that Jesus is his only-begotten Son, co-equal with God.
Allah, which is Arabic for “God” or “The God”, is not the one True God if by Allah you mean just the God of Islam and reject, again, Jesus as his only-begotten Son, co-equal with God.
Vishnu, which is Sanskrit for “all pervasive,” can certainly describe the one true God but is not the one True God if, again, Jesus is rejected as his only-begotten Son, co-equal with God.
The point of all this is not to enflame or start a war about whose religion is the right one.
As a Christian I am called by God to love all people. Jesus said it best:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and “you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22)
It is out of love that I seek to share the one true God with all people. It would be disingenuous if I were to believe that all religions believe in the same God. They simply do not.
The Christian religion is the only one that proclaims that Jesus Christ is the Son of God that bled and died to forgive all sin. That Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days later and ten days after his ascension sent the Holy Spirit to call us all by the Gospel!
There is only one God. He is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
This is the name into which we baptize people. This Trinitarian Baptism “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” brings life and salvation to the person being baptized!
This is actually quite comforting, that there is only one God. We don’t have to worry if we believe in the right God! There is only one God revealed to the world. He is revealed to us in his Word.
The comfort is that there is only one Lord. One faith. One baptism. One God and Father of us all.
We don’t have to go searching all over creation for God. We don’t have to wonder if the God we find is the actual correct God.
We can know we have the one true God when we believe in the God that is revealed in the Old and New Testaments. The one true God that is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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