verse of the day

Friday, 24 February 2017

One God [2 Timothy 2 v 5 ]

John Stott wrote,'' The universality of the Gospel rests on a double foundation, namely the two truths that there is only one God, and only one mediator.'' He is commentating on 1 Timothy 2v5,which reads,'' For there is
one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus''.
Hinduism holds that there are millions of deities,but as Christians we believe ,in the words of Deuteronomy 6v4,''The Lord our God, the Lord is one''. It is our concept of our God that differs, the Christian believes God to be a triune being. Father ,Son, and Holy Spirit. Each are God ,but are not separate gods, they are one God. John Stott again wrote,'' He is not just the God of Jews only but the God of Gentiles too [Romans 3 v29-30].Thus both
Old and New Testaments affirm first ,that God is one and then that  this monotheism is the fundamental basis of one of world mission.One exclusive
faith[there is one God, and no other]leads necessarily to our inclusive mission[the one God wants all men to be saved]''.

                                           A prayer.
We worship you God and no other, in this world of confusion ,and ask that
we may not be drawn away from you, in Jesus name.

No comments: