The God we worship is the One and Only True God
Before delving into the fall of Satan, our understanding of God in whom we believe must be correct. We must obey His revelation given to us through the Bible and use it as the basis of our study.
God Himself has revealed to man that He is the one and only God. This supreme and absolute message is not only a proclamation but is also a command that we must believe in. Therefore, the people of God in the Old Testament time built their faith on the foundation of God's “oneness*”:
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one!” (Deut 6:4)
“The Lord is one, [a]nd His name one.” (Zech 14:9)
Jesus also testified to the oneness of God:
“The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.’” (Mk 12:29)
“How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?“ (Jn 5:44)
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” (Jn 17:3)
In addition, the apostles made unequivocal declarations of their faith in the one true God (Jude 4, 25); particularly Apostle Paul, who understood God profoundly. Whenever he mentioned God’s oneness, he would conclude with a votive and proclamatory “amen”:
“…to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.” (Rom 16:27)
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Tim 1:17)
“…who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.” (1 Tim 6:16)
*“Oneness” as used in this article refers to God’s uniqueness, i.e., that there is only one God.
[To be continued…]