God Is Unique and Without Equal
by Scott Bailey
Isaiah 46:5, 9
If God were to have an equal, who would it be? Let me think . . .
Mohammad is dead; he died of an illness. Baal is also dead, isn’t he? Or did the piece of wood he was made from just rot away? What about Confucius? Dead also?
Confucius, really a philosopher rather than a god (but is known as the deity of Taoism), but whatever the belief, he is dead. And what about Mary and Catholicism? Even though they claim that Mary is not a god, they do pray to her . . . which puts her into the “god-like” category, right? But she died too, just the same as each of us will die, unless the rapture happens first.
I wonder if any of these “gods” claim to have created the heavens and the earth? I don’t think so! But our God has made these claims. Isaiah 40:26 says,
Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, not one of them is missing.
This is the God we serve!
Is there any god that made a promise to man that their creation would never be destroyed—no matter what?
The God of the Bible made this promise. Genesis 8:22 says,
While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
None of the gods mentioned could prevent “global climate change,” but in the Book of Jeremiah our God promises it will not happen!
“Do you not fear Me?” declares the Lord. “Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, an eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it” (Jeremiah 5:22).
This is the God we serve! The Creator God!
Have there been any gods that made an everlasting covenant with a group of people that promises they will be a great, everlasting nation, with a piece of earth that will always be theirs, descendants as many as the sand of the sea shore, and a people that would be a blessing to the entire earth?
What god has done that? The Creator God of the Bible has, as recorded in Genesis 12:1-3.
Are there any gods that loved man so much, that one would send His only Son to die on a cross to pay the penalty for man’s sin, so that man could live?
Mohammad didn’t do that and neither did any of the other so-called gods in history, but God the Father did that very thing!
John 3:16 says it all,
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life
That is the God we serve!