That they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. —John 17:3
I’ve built a bathroom. I’ve wired an addition to my house. I’ve finished an entire basement. I enjoy do-it-yourself projects—as long as there’s a good hardware store nearby.
But some people take this do-it-yourself thing too far. They create their own God. A report in Newsweek magazine said a youth pastor asked his teens who they think God is. One said He was like his grandfather: “He’s there, but I never see him.” Another suggested He is “an evil being who wants to punish me all the time.” The last teen concluded that everyone is right because that’s what they really believe.
Do we decide who God is by taking a poll? Is He a being we can make up as we go along? This create-your-own-deity idea is increasingly popular today. And it is extremely dangerous. It robs us of knowing who our heavenly Father really is—as Scripture describes Him. He is, after all, the One “who made heaven and earth” (Ps. 146:6) and “the only true God” (John 17:3).
One historical confession of faith says: “God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, and truth.” Examine the Scriptures. Find out who God really is and establish a relationship through Jesus. Then trust and obey the one true God.
The gods of this world are empty and vain,
They cannot give peace to one’s heart;
The living and true One deserves all our love—
From Him may we never depart. —D. De Haan
The infinite God cannot be measured by finite man.