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I think the general understanding among Christians is that God, properly understood, is unique in both nature and office when considering His full nature and full office. That is, there's no other being that is is His own essence (nature) or is the creator of all things (office). (Summa, Part 1, Question 3) However, your question, as stated, seems to be ...


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A common argument for theism is the Cosmological argument - that there must have been a first cause for the universe. Christians believe that everything that exists is the result of God, who is uncreated and self-existent. If the universe has a single cause then it follows its existence is the result of a single self-existent being. Could there somehow be ...


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When looking carefully at the name God gave himself in contrast to all the gods of Pharaoh and the other pagan nations we have a path to a clear answer: Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name? ’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, ...


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Amongst Jews, the most important verse of the Torah is the Shema - Deuteronomy 6:4: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. That is the distinctive call of the Hebrew religion, the first major monotheistic impulse. It is specific revelation, as opposed to general revelation, so one would not expect a non-biblical answer. One does not get ...


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Christianity holds that Jesus is unique in being the incarnation of God; there is no other occasion on which God himself became fully human, lived, died, and rose again in order to save us. (This is not to deny that there have been other occasions before and since when God has revealed himself to humans in some way.) This is clear from the New Testament ...


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There is a ton of material on this on the web. The crux of your confusion, is your belief that you know everything - I mean this in philosophical sense, not trying to attack you. The answer is - no it does not, because we do not believe we have a full understanding of what is means to be one entity. Jesus claimed he was one with God, he proved his ...


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No, there are no other gods that are gods by nature. That there is only one God is well-established enough that I hope you'll forgive me for not citing Scripture. As far as how 2 Cor. 4:4 is explained in this light, you answered it yourself in the beginning of the question. The word "god" is different in connotation than when talking about The God. "A ...



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