One Omnipotent Power
I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
If there be two Omnipotents, there will be a contest between them, and there would be confusion. The order and harmony in the world, or the constant and uniform government of all things, is a clear argument that there is but one Omnipotent, one God who rules all.
Those who contrive many gods are in error, not knowing the Scriptures. God has given them up to “strong delusions, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth” (2 Thessalonians 2:11).
One God means one true religion in the world: “one Lord, one faith” (Ephesians 4:5). Many gods would mean many religions, and every god would be worshiped in his way. But if there be one God, there is but one religion: one Lord, one faith. Some say, “We may be saved by any religion.” But it is absurd to imagine that God, who is One in essence, should appoint several religions in which He will be worshiped. It is as dangerous to set up a false religion as to set up a false god. There are many ways to hell; men may go in the direction their fancy leads them. But there is only one direct road to heaven, that is, faith and holiness. There is no way to be saved but this. As there is but one God, so there is but one true religion.
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