Please explain: What makes God unique?

Please explain: What makes God unique?

What makes our Christian God different from other gods?

Daniel N. Balge

Sometimes a question does not really need an answer. Sometimes a question is actually making a statement and nothing more needs to be said. A psalmist named Ethan the Ezrahite asked such a question and made a statement in the one hymn of his that survives: “Who is like you, Lord God Almighty?” (Psalm 89:8). Ethan never answers the question; he doesn’t have to. Instead he spends 50-some verses describing who the Lord God is and what he did, does, and will do. It’s a list like none other. But then Ethan’s God—our God—is like none other.


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