1 Kings 18:39 – And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God.
Hello readers, proof that my God is the God. In 1 Kings 18, we see Elijah have a famous contest with the prophets of Baal to see whether the Lord or Baal is God. It’s such a great story in the Bible, but this contest is still happening today. There’s still a battle over who “the God” is. But just like Elijah did, the true God is proved, proven and will be proven. He proves himself! Of course he does, because he’s the true God. But I’ve often had discussions with people who say, what about every other god, everyone claims to be god, what makes your God the God? People who say oh, you’re only Christian because of the family you were born into, or because of the country you’re in. I’ve been hit with that a lot. So today we are going to look at some proofs of who the real God is versus all the other false gods. Apologies if there are any typos or auto corrects that ruin the flow of this blog, often I just type out my blogs in one go, and try to make them as coherent and legible as possible for the reader!
Firstly, you have to establish there is a God. If you believe there is no God, you are what the Bible describes as a fool. Why is that? Well chiefly because you are denying the very knowledge that God put into you of himself when he created you. See, that is a proof of who the true God is. Because only the true God can leave an imprint on your conscience. Only God who created you can leave his stamp of authorship and authority on you. People know there is a God intuitively and instinctively because God has put that knowledge in them. It’s not an evolutionary glitch.
I was thinking, one of the greatest proofs that my God is the God is that the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Only one man can lay claim to having done that. There were some resurrections before Jesus Christ rose from the dead, but all those resurrections were because of Christ, who is THE resurrection. The resurrections in the Old Testament were only possible because of the coming Christ who rose from the dead and defeated death, hell and the grave. The resurrection of Jesus Christ instantly separates him from every other god. Mohammad is dead and buried and gone, he’s not come back. Gautama Buddha is dead and buried and gone, he’s not coming back. You know why? Because they were prophets of a false god that could not raise them from the dead. Rising from the dead, taking life from death, that is only possible if you’re what? God. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foundational to the Christian faith, and it separates and proves the supremacy of God over every other belief system of this world.
Another great proof is an interesting one. The word of God has authority over the word of man and the words of all the other religion. God proves his supremacy, authority and very existence through the scripture. Firstly, the Bible is the truth. But greater than that if possible, the Bible has something called convicting power. The word of God is a sword, and it cuts to the heart. When you react violently to scripture, when you get mad because of your sin being exposed and rebuked, it’s proof who the true God is. Because God alone lays claim to that conscience and witness of himself that he put in you. When you hear the gospel, when you’re told that you are a lost sinner going to hell, that cuts you to the heart. That pierces to the soul and spirit. Only God can do that. Why do you think people hate God’s word so much? The convicting power of the word of God is proof of the God who gave it.
Another proof is the truth of scripture. The Bible is a book of prophecy. Many books were written a long time ago, and they contain mountains of prophecy that was fulfilled at a later date that we look back and see as fulfilled. For example, you can read Isaiah 53, written a long time before the birth of Christ, yet it pictures the suffering and atoning death of Christ to an impossible accuracy. The prophetic accuracy again and again and again shows the authorship of God. There are prophecies that were fulfilled, that are fulfilled every day and that are awaiting fulfillment. Only God can tell the future before it happens. Just like only God can record the past that we were not there to see. Because the Bible is also a book of history. And historically it is perfect, to the rise and fall of nations and empires. The Bible is full of historical figures, and secular historians and archeologists can only marvel at the accuracy of the Bible. Scientifically the Bible is perfect. Right from Genesis, with the creation, the Bible is supreme because it’s author is God. Everything we see in nature proves the law and order that God instilled in it. Everything in nature proves it’s obedience to the God who gave it. From “the circle of the earth” to “the paths of the seas”, the Bible isn’t just scientifically accurate, it’s far ahead of where our scientists are ever at.
One of the amazing things about the Bible is that it has many different human authors. From kings to sheep herders, they are books written by different authors in different places, at different times, who didn’t necessarily ever know the other existed. Yet their God and their gospel perfectly harmonizes and agrees. When a court of law is seeking to establish truth, when they are trying to prove what happened, they call in witnesses to the witness stand. When you have a boatload of different witnesses who’ve never heard or seen the other, and yet they all are in agreement, that is how the truth was determined. The Bible proves itself in nations and individuals. Because it’s provided a superior way of thinking, speaking and living. The best nations, the happiest, the freest, the most prosperous, they were underpinned by the knowledge of the living God. When Israel obeyed the scripture, they were the head of the nations. Other nations marveled at their wisdom and way of living and doing things. But when they copied the other nations when the followed other nations gods, what happened was ruin. Other gods will ruin you. The Bible proves itself in personal life, because the gospel has power to transform someone who is a prisoner of sin into the Lord’s freeman. Only God can change your heart. No amount of religion, no false god has the power to purge your conscience, forgive your sin, or deliver you from your sin.
But I referenced Elijah because I want to primarily focus on God’s judgment and wrath as proof that he is God. When we hide aspects of God from people, we prevent them from seeing the whole truth. And when you don’t have the whole truth, you don’t have the truth. Job’s friends had some part truths about God, but they didn’t have the full truth. And God said they didn’t say what was write about me. Yet we read what they were saying and we might think, boy that’s pretty right, they sound like they’re speaking truth. But they weren’t. We have no capacity to comfort someone without the truth. The same Comforter is the same spirit of truth. And you can only be comforted by truth. Truth is always balanced. For example, God is holy and he will send you to hell. But that is balanced by the fact God is love and he sent his Son to die on the cross for your sins. That’s comforting. Just hearing one aspect doesn’t provide you with the full story. Job’s friends didn’t have the right idea of who God was. And because they didn’t know who God was, they were unable to comfort Job or provide him with the truth. They weren’t able to provide Job with the gospel, rather with condemnation. Having bits and shards of truth doesn’t mean you have the truth. And the reason why Christians today fail like Job’s friends, is because they don’t have the right God. They have an idea of who God is, but it’s their own idea, it’s not the God of the Bible.
One of the greatest proofs for God is that the true God judges sin. He doesn’t just say it’s wrong, he has the power to execute his word. Noah’s flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for instance, they prove he is the true God. That’s why these historical events where God has judged man are so attacked. It’s not because there isn’t abundant evidence for Noah’s flood, for there surely is, it’s because people don’t want to acknowledge the God who judges sin. The God that punishes sin is the God. He does judge sin, he will judge sin, and he’s warned you about that fact. He has said it, and he has the power to do it. You see, the true God is unlike any other god. He is holy. He is perfect in character and moral integrity. People say how can a good God send people to hell? The real question is, how can a good God not send people to hell. Imagine a God who didn’t judge sin, imagine all those wicked people who have done unspeakable evil getting away forever with what they’ve done. Imagine God saying oh that’s alright I forgive you son.
That is not a God worthy of worship. God proves his worth of our worship with his holiness. He is ABOVE man. See, all other gods are like man. Because man made them. They’re made like unto corruptible man. Why do you think Israel traded in God for a golden calf. Because they were degrading the concept and image of God down to a beast. All these other gods are beast gods. You study the other religions and they are filthy, wicked, vile. Unsaved man doesn’t mind god, he’s not against god, he just wants a god that conforms to who he is. But my God, The God, the Lord God of the Bible… guess what? He is above this mess and our mess. This is how perfect he is. He can’t be bought off.
You can bring the Vatican’s amount of gold to him, and he will throw you in hell. We all hate a judge that is bought off, who’s justice is blinded by a gift. See, God won’t perfect justice for your money, for your achievements, for your status, for your person. That’s the kind of God worthy of worship. King Nebuchadnezzar, God made him like a beast of the field because of his pride. He was the head of gold of that image, yet God treated him like you, me or anyone else. God doesn’t show favoritism. That’s a God I can serve, one who is perfectly just and righteous, who cannot be bought off by man. A mark of the false prophets, even those false prophets of Baal, was they ate at Jezebel’s table, they were bought off prophets with a god that could be bought off. That’s what their sacrifices were doing, buying their god’s favor. They’d take their kids to Baal and kill them to satisfy their evil degraded degenerate god. A bought off preacher and teacher is not following the true God who cannot be bought off. Mark that down.
All other gods are fine with sin. Jesus Christ however, was sinless. On the issue of sin and unrighteousness the true God proves himself in that he is not fine with sin. Not just in deed, but in thought and in heart. All these other religions provide for and promote sin. Their god is not holy at all. There god has no integrity of moral character. Their god is degraded just like the degraded man who serves him. See what makes God God is that he is above us. Not like us. Our God does not think like us. He does not do things like we do. That’s a key attribute of God. His thoughts are not our thoughts, his ways are not our ways. Here’s a proof for the true God. No matter what works you bring to him, he will reject you and refuse you. You can’t satisfy him, because only perfection satisfies him, and unless you would lying say you’re pretty good when you know that your thought life is full of wicked, when you’re a cheat, a liar, a deceiver, a rebel… you know that you can’t be accepted by God intuitively. Look at the ten commandments, none of us have kept them. False gods can be fooled and duped and faked… but God cannot be. And that’s why you hate him.
It’s not because he’s not the true God, it’s because you can’t put one past him. You don’t like him. Jesus said the condemnation is that light is come into the world, meaning you are without excuse, BUT men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. All the other gods of this world are not worth our worship, or my worship. Because they’re no greater than me. You know why those kings of Israel and Judah would assimilate the gods of nations they conquered into their religion? Because that made them feel pretty good. Think about it. That made them feel proud and godlike to have beaten that god, that’s a god I like. But the God who rejects your self righteousness, your pack of lies, your lying life, that God that sheds a bright light on your darkness and blackness of sin… you’re not so keen on him.
Here’s the thing, when churches today don’t speak about judgment and wrath and the holiness of God, they’re hiding the proof of God. Romans 1:18,19 – “ For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.” Sounds like God has proven who he is to you. The issue isn’t lack of proof, the issue is you love your sin and you love the darkness. And you are serving a god. You’re not all secular and scientific, you are serving a god. Just the degenerate god of this world, Satan, who can only offer you hell with lies in between to fool you into going there. When you hold back part of the truth of who God is, you’re hiding a proof of God that God will use to reveal himself to mankind. Christians today offer shards of the truth, just like Job’s friends did, and as they were useless to Job and full of self righteousness, so are many false Christians today. They think they’re pretty good, but they don’t’ realize who God is, the God they’re messing around with.
God doesn’t just say what sin is, he doesn’t just reveal his wrath and judgment against sin, but he has power to do something about it. And he’s done something about it time and time again. Look at the rise and fall of all those nations in the Bible, God was judging sin. The reason why you’re not dead right now though, is that God is also full of longsuffering, mercy, grace and love. And he’s provided a way for you to be saved, because he doesn’t want to just wipe you out as he could and probably should if you’re remotely honest. The gospel is the POWER of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.
This whole picture at Mount Carmel is a picture of God proving who he is through the gospel. You see the fire, and you see the sacrifice. And the fire and the sacrifice is what turns the heart. Israel went from serving Baal to saying… the Lord he is THE God, the Lord he is the God! God’s wrath and judgment was satisfied on the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ for our sins. He’s proved who is in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He’s proved who he is in his holiness, in his perfection, in his justice, but in his grace, love and mercy. Only the true God can turn a heart, purge a conscience, and cleanse your sin. See, other gods have no power, but the Lord Jesus Christ has power. And when you share the gospel, when you tell people God’s word, there is power, there is fire in that. And they feel the fire, and they don’t want to get singed.
The funny thing is, Baal means “Lord” and “master”. You know what. Baal was like a substitute Jesus that is in many churches today. There are multitudes of people calling themselves Christians and churches out there. But they’ve got a Baal Jesus, not the Lord God of the Bible Jesus. Their false Christ is ok with their sin. Their false Christ is conformable unto them. Think about it, their false Christ lets them edit his word. They make up what God says. They tell God what he means. That kind of sounds like the Philistines coming into the house of Dagon and sitting him back up on his stool. That’s what you do with a false god! You have to be that false god’s hands and feet and power, because he’s got none! These Christians have a powerless god. That’s why they like him. That’s why he’s popular in their big churches. There’s no rebuke of sin, there’s no judgment, righteousness, wrath, holiness, purity, light or truth. Dummy up. Wake up.
This false Jesus in churches, he’s a Baal, he’s a little “g” god. It’s about money and popularity and your person in their churches. I don’t know about you, but that’s not a God worthy of worship. My God cannot be bought off by how good I am. My God isn’t fooled by me one second. My God isn’t at my degraded, sinful level. And that’s a comfort to me. He wouldn’t be worthy of worship if he was like me or on my level. But he reached his hand down to my level, just like he sent his Son to save me from my sin. God will reach down and extend his hand to you through his Son Jesus Christ, the perfect, sinless Lamb of God, slain for your sin and for mine. Jesus said he is the only way to God, you only get to God through his Son on the basis of the truth of the gospel. One God, one truth, one way, don’t be fooled by all the false gods and ideas of god, turn from Baal to serve the living and the only true God today.
In finishing this blog I actually thought of the wisdom in Solomon when he had two women claiming to be the mother of one child brought before him (1 Kings 3). He offered them a compromise, oh I’ll cut the baby in two so you can half each. And the true mother said don’t do that! She can have the baby! Do you know how wise this was? Will you have the wisdom of Solomon to see who the true God is? The true God shares his glory with noone else. He stands alone. Think about the true mother not wanting her child destroyed. I can give you all the facts and proofs, but ultimately the thing that proves the truth of God is his love for you. Noone else sent their Son to die on the cross for you. She was willing to lose for that child. She was willing for that fake mother to have it in order for that baby not to be killed.
God doesn’t want you to go to hell. He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. You wont find a god like the true God anywhere else in his universe. He is separate in every aspect of his character and conduct. He was willing to lose all to get you, and you think about the love and sacrifice this true mother made to win her child back. And Solomon had the wisdom to see she was the true mother. May God give you the wisdom to see the truth. This woman proved her mothership, and God has proved himself many times over with many infallible proofs. But God’s love and mercy and grace and longsuffering is what will turn your heart. The goodness of God leads a man to repentance. God isn’t like any other god. All these other gods are destructive and produce destruction, but the true God can offer and give you salvation from your sin and eternal life. That’s a pretty good deal if you ask me. Don’t let someone slip you a dead god, just like that fake mother tried swapping the real mother a dead child. God will give you life as only God can do. Choose that God today, he’s the true God.
1 John 5:11 – And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1 John 5:12 – He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)