by Zeke Flores

Theism is alive and well. Aside from those religions that venerate men (Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, and Islam, to name a few), some worship supernatural deities (Greek mythology, Hinduism, and many other Eastern religions). There are gods of our own making (money, sex, relationships) which we hope will save us from _________ (fill in the blank.).

I remember growing up in Catholicism and seeing the statues of long-dead "saints" along with the most venerated female in the world, Mary, the mother of Jesus. I also remember being taught to direct different prayers to different dead people depending on what the need was. There were "patron saints" of various activities and places, and prayer directed to them was an appeal for their intercessory help. I've prayed a few in my youth but never got any divine help from them.

That's because there's only one God, who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. How does that work? I don't know the intricacies of that seeming paradox, but I do know this: There's only one God, and He invites me to Himself through His Son, the only intercessor I'll ever need.

"Thus says Yahweh ... I am the first and the last; apart from Me there is no God" (Isaiah 44:6).

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