World Views

Monotheism

There is only one God, the God of the Bible, the Creator of all that exists, that stands outside the universe and is not a part of it.

Only three modern religions share this viewpoint, and all of them are based on the revealed religion of ancient Israel.

The book of Genesis begins by assuming that there is only one true God, and that assumption is maintained throughout the OT. Both the OT and NT begin with or assume the reality of God, not as some speculative premise, but as universallly manifest in nature, man's reason and conscience, and divine revelation. (see Deut. 4:35, 39; 5:7; 32:39; Exod. 20:3; Josh 24:15; 1 Kgs. 18:21; Hos. 4:12; Isa. 2:8, 20; 17:8; 31:7; 45:21; Jer. 10:5, 10; Acts 17:22-31; 1 Cor. 8:4).

The central core of the Christian faith is either absolute truth or it is nonsense. Being absolute, the truths which it proclaims also claim to be eternal. If they were not absolute, if they were not eternal, they would not be worth believing. Scientific knowledge, on the other hand, is relative, relative to what at any given moment happens to have been found out about the natural world. A religion which is in constant process of revision to square with science's ever-changing picture of the world might well be easier to believe, but it is hard to believe it would be worth believing. [C.E.M. Joad, The Recovery of Belief, 1955]



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Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. - Acts 17:22-23


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