No Other Name
“Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is his name: Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” – Jeremiah 33:2-3
Are all “Gods” the same? Are we all worshiping the same “God,” just using different names?
What is your name? Are you the same person as your neighbor? What if you have the same name? Are you the same person, then?
Of course not.
We don’t really struggle with this concept with people. Every person is their own…well…person. You cannot be held responsible for the actions of someone else, even if they have the same name as you. You also receive different benefits, have different skills, and have a different personality.
All One God?
There are many people who believe that all religions and all “Gods” are the same, but the Bible tells us something different. The Bible tells us that God is specific. He has specific characteristics and is not to be confused with any other.
Allah, Budha, Shiva, etc. are not YAHWEH and we are not to treat them as though they are. However, it’s worse than that.
There are no other Gods? There is only one. So, treating other gods as though they were YAHWEH is like saying you are the same person as the piece of paper on your desk. YAHWEH is real and He has specific characteristics. He is Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is merciful and gracious and mighty. He is the creator of the world, of you and me.
We are to go to Him alone as God and He reveals things that we would not have known, like the Gospel. This is something else that distinguishes YAHWEH from all others. The Gospel is about what God has done for you for your salvation, not what God demands from you for salvation as others claim the other “gods” demand.
God is unique. He alone is to be worshiped and it is through Him, alone, that we are saved…by grace through faith.
So, let us call on the LORD and He will answer. Let us turn to Him for our salvation.
You alone are God and I worship You alone. I look to You alone for my salvation and know my salvation is secure.
In Christ’s Service,