Christians believe in one God. Christians believe that there in only one God, one Lord, and one Saviour. Christians do not believe in 3 gods. Christians are monotheists. Christians do not worship idols or statues. Christians only worship God and pray to God. Many people do not understand what Christians believe because they have not read the Bible, and they have not asked a Christian what they believe.

The Bible says there is only one God

The Bible says there is only one God. “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today.”(Deuteronomy 6:4-6)

Christians believe that there is only one God who created the heavens and the earth. For Christians “there is only one God.”(1 Corinthians 8:6).

Even Jesus said there is only one God: “And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.” (John 17:3).

Can we understand who God is?

There are many mysteries about God. There are many things about God we do not understand because we are only human beings. Our minds are limited. We cannot understand everything about God.

There is only one God. This is what Christians believe. God showed or revealed Himself to mankind in three ways: The Father; the Eternal Son (who is God) who died for our sins; and the Holy Spirit (who is also God). All three are God. God is made up of these 3 persons. This is what Christians call the Trinity.

Here is an example to help you understand who God is. For example, Mr. Jama is a man who is 65 years old. Mr. Jama is a father because he has children with his wife. Mr. Jama is also a brother because he has sisters and brothers. And Mr. Jama is a grandfather because his children also have children. This gives Mr. Jama 3 different characters, or titles. It is still the same Mr. Jama. There is only one Mr. Jama. He is known to us in different ways because He has different roles or characters. In the same way God is our Father, God is also the Holy Spirit, and God is also the Eternal Son. There is still the one God.

Three are one

God is not like a human being that we can understand Him. God is very different from who we are. He is someone completely different. We cannot fully understand who God is, but we can get to know Him. God is One. There is only one God. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7).

We can say that God has 3 different personalities, or that the one God exists in 3 persons. This is difficult for us to understand. This is what is called the Trinity. One God who exists as three persons: the Father, the Eternal Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is why Jesus said for us to baptize people in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19).

Jesus said He was God

God became a man and still existed and lived outside of the man. By faith we believe that God has the power to do this. God can do things that appear impossible to us. God is God. He does miracles and He does things that we do not understand. We cannot understand how God can became a man and still existed outside of the man. We accept this by faith, we believe.

We cannot understand how a baby is formed inside a woman’s womb, but we know that babies exist. We cannot understand how the stars and the planets stay in the sky, but we know that they are there. We cannot understand how God can speak things and they appear, but they do. We cannot understand how God told all the animals to go into the ark to save them from the flood. But we believe by faith that God did all these things and many, many other miracles. It is by faith that we believe. It is by faith that we live as Christians. That is why we are called believers. The righteous will live by faith.

Jesus said: “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?” They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.” (John 10:28-33)

There is only one God

Christians believe in one God. They are monotheists. Christians worship the only true God who created the heavens and the earth. Christians believe that God exists in three persons: The Father, the eternal Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three are God. All three are eternal. All three are to be worshipped and obeyed.

You cannot understand everything about God, about who He is or what He has done. We believe the miracles that God did because we believe that God has the power to do anything. And so it is with Jesus. We believe that God has the power to become a man, and HE did. This does not mean that God became less Holy or had less power, it means that the man Jesus Christ became Holy and a man of power. God’s power changed the man, the man did not change God.

© Somali Christian Ministries, 2014
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