From the Old Testament:
- "Know therefore this day, and consider it in your heart, that the LORD Himself is God in heaven above, and on the earth beneath: there is no other." (Deuteronomy 4:39 NKJV)
- "I am the LORD, and there is no other, there is no God beside Me." (Isaiah 45:5)
- "Have we not all one Father? Has not one God created us?" (Malachi 2:10)
- "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength." (Deuteronomy 6:4,5)
From the New Testament:
- "It is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’" (Matthew 4:10)
- "There is one God; and there is no other but He." (Mark 12:32)
- "You believe that there is one God; you do well." (James 2:19)
- "Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one." (Galatians 3:20)
- "For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men." (1 Timothy 2:5)
THE MEANING OF GOD'S ONENESS
It is obvious that God's oneness differs from man's oneness. Man's oneness makes him limited. Thus it is not possible for one man to be in two places at the same time. But God can be on His throne in heaven and, at the same time, be here on this earth. This is neither impossible nor difficult for God. And we do not mean that part of Him is in heaven while the other part is on the earth. We mean that God, in all His glory, can be on His throne in heaven and at the same time be here on this earth.
This is exactly what happened when Christ came to this earth. The Bible states clearly that in Christ "dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9). This is what we call the Incarnation. We have heard of great men and kings who wore poor people's clothes and went to visit the poor in their homes without taking servants with them in order not to frighten the poor, and in order to see their needs and to help them. We admire such great men, and praise them for their humility and nobility. The greater the person, the greater is his nobility in humbling himself.
But who is the greatest of all? Is it not God Almighty? And who is the most noble? Is it not He who created them all? To sum up then, we assert, and God unequivocally declares, that "God is one!" But His oneness is not the same as man's oneness, because God is not limited. And the human mind cannot fathom the depth of what deity is. It therefore suits man to stand in awe when he considers what God revealed about Himself.