If there is only one true God, why is there so much activity and propaganda to the contrary? Allah, who is obviously a different person than the Christian God , claims the allegiance of millions and has for centuries. Even the God of the Jews cannot be the Christian God, as He denies the Messiahship of Jesus! And this is just the big three; it would take volumes to account for and describe the hundreds if not thousands of " one true gods" worshipped throughout the earth! If we just narrow our focus to the God of Abraham when Jesus walked the earth as an adult, we begin to understand the plethora of gods. They arise from the imaginations of stubborn humans.
In part 1, we laid out God's process of identifying Himself through a people born of His friend, Abraham, delivered by His servant Moses, giving human origin to His Son, Jesus. Largely rejected, Jesus nonetheless purchased the redemption of that people with His body and blood; a service that was largely ignored by Abraham's descendants. So now, because of the mandate given to the apostle Paul, the good news of the heavenly kingdom coming to earth could be preached to the Gentiles.
We must die to ourselves and part of that is dying to a need for acceptance and approval. Of the many idols that we as well meaning but human followers of Jesus put before God, the need for acceptance and approval is a tough one to get beyond. A large part of the book of Job is Job dying to nonsensical ideas about God as espoused by his friends and finding himself very isolated as a result of his suffering not a result of unrighteousness . His God ordained journey and revelation brought on a separation from these men who were very good friends of Job.
So the negative is we reject popular ideas and concepts and find ourselves ostracized and alone , but the positive is that we know the truth and the truth sets us free.
I love you, Lord;
you are my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
3 I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.
Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.