Q. I recently read about a young man who quit the school choir rather than sing a praise song to Allah. That got me thinking. With what you know from your studies of religion, can we know for sure that our God is the one and only?”
A. I don’t know how other religions deal with this. But I do know that the God of the Bible not only claims He’s the only one, He validates Himself through prophecy. He does this by telling us in advance what’s going to happen so when it does we can be sure He knows the end from the beginning. This is something only someone who’s outside of time can know. None of the other so-called holy writings contain the record of their god doing this with 100% accuracy for thousands of years. Our Bible does and in it God even challenges those who try to claim they’re like Him. In Isaiah 44:6-8, He says:
“This is what the LORD says– Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God.
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and lay out before me what has happened since I established my ancient people, and what is yet to come–yes, let him foretell what will come.
Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.”
This is His two question test to those who claim to be gods. He says, “Tell us everything that’s happened in the past, then tell us everything that will happen in the future.” Then He reassures us, saying, “Don’t worry. No one can pass this test but me. I am the only God.”