Question Box: Is there only one God?



Question:  “Is there only one God, or are there other Gods out there?”  Thanks for the question.  Paul said,

“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.” (1 Corinthians 8:5-6)

We believe that there may be other Gods like God the Father existing somewhere in the universe, but if so, they don’t interact with us or our world.  The only God we have is Heavenly Father.  His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, is our Savior and Redeemer.  The Holy Ghost testifies of them and their work.

We also believe that the first of the ten commandments, “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.” (Exodus 20:3), means that God should be first in our lives.  We can make ourselves other artificial gods, when we let other things become more important to us than following our Savior’s example and keeping His commandments.