How many god(s) does a Biblical Christian believe to exist?


John 1:1 - 51

ESV - 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that a Christian believes that there is one true God, who has revealed Himself to exist in three co-equal, co-eternal Persons (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit). (See the Athanasian Creed for a greater exposition of this. C.S. Lewis also had a helpful discussion of it in Book IV of his short volume Mere Christianity.)

There are other spiritual beings who were all originally created by God. Some of them are holy (sinless) and serve God, while others originally served God but later rebelled against Him, and became evil. While some of the evil spiritual beings remain powerful, all of them (good or evil) are subordinate, created beings that do not possess God's eternal nature, nor is any of them equal to God in any other respect. Their actions are all subject to God's decretive and permissive will. 

There are also innumerable "gods" that humans have created for themselves as objects of veneration or worship, but none of these are the one true God. They arise from human effort or ideas. A Christian recognizes them as idols that, while they may be used by evil spiritual forces as a means to draw people away from the worship of the one true God, are again in no way the equal of the one true God.

Finally, the Bible itself (Psalm 82:6) refers to magistrates, judges, and other rulers or authority figures as "gods" in reference to the dominion and power that they wield and exercise on earth. However, the one true God is the ultimate source of their authority, and they are therefore also subordinate to Him, and (again) are not His equal in any respect.

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1515012380789778228527 RICK PORTER Chaplain [ Truckers Chapel ]-- Undeserving Child of God
I would say a Christian doesn't believe as in trust any god or gods. The very word Christian itself says in whom one puts their trust or belief, Christ.

Christ or Messiah is Jesus. Jesus is God. John 14:6 says Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

As Mr.Maas has already pointed out God is revealed in three eternal Persons and is one Spiritual entity.

Before Christ came to earth He was Spirit as the Word of God, the second person in the Trinity to God the Father. The Holy Spirit of God is the third person.

We as humans are in the image of God, three in one. Body, Soul, and Spirit.

The only god or gods that man comes up with or creates through imagination are Demonically inspired.Ephesians 4:4-6.

November 24 2017 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Kenneth Heck
The biblical Christian believes in one true God in three persons. All other so-called gods are not the one true god. 

The word "god" is very loosely understood by humanity. What is called a god in one religion would be understood as an angel or archangel in another. The bible has little to say about the "gods" of other religions; their actual existence isn't specifically denied according to 1 Cor 8:5-6:

"For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many), But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him."

Although the foreign gods Chemosh and Molech were called abominations (1 Kings 11 7), the words "false god" or false religion" are not specifically found in the bible. False in this sense would mean that whatever the "gods" promised man for following them was inherently false. In other words, the gods were always lying, as demons do. However, idolatry itself was always condemned as false. 

Ultimately, according to Zeph 2:11, the LORD will famish all the gods of the earth. In other words, the religions existing at the time of Zephaniah will dwindle down to little or nothing, and historically speaking, this is exactly what has happened and will continue on into the future. The earth will then be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea (Isa 11:9).

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