Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Deuteronomy 6:4

Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIV)

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

This means two things:

  • That God is not zero - that he exists, as something
  • And that God is no more than one - there is only one God
He 1) therefore exists and 2) there is only one of him

He is not saying:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is zero.

And neither is he saying:

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is more than one.

This is a clear statement of monotheism - as opposed to atheism or polytheism.

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