One God or Many Gods?

The Universe would never have come into existence, if there was a disagreement between different gods regarding the creation of the Universe. The existence of this universe and the perfect order we observe in it, is an undeniable and irrefutable proof that there is only One Supreme God, who is managing and regulating all its affairs.

The simple answer to the question of “One God or Many Gods?” is “There is only one God.” You may wonder “why so?” Let’s find out.

If there were two Gods….

Let us take the simplest case of Polytheism where there will be two Gods. So if these two Gods are to decide on any issue, then one of the following three scenarios will arise.

Scenario 1: The two Gods “disagree” on the issues.

When the two gods disagree on an issue, then that particular task will never be executed.

Polytheism or Monotheism?

The Universe would never have come into existence, if there was a disagreement between these Gods regarding the creation of the Universe. Even a simple issue that we encounter in our daily life will cause disagreement and chaos.

For example, let’s say a Hindu and a Muslim, go to a job interview where only one individual can get a job. Both pray to their respective Gods for the job. If Hindu and Muslim each had their own God, then which God would give the job and to whom? If the Hindu God decides to give the job to the Hindu and the Muslim God decides to give the job to the Muslim, there will be a disagreement between the two Gods and no one will get the job.

In the world, we have zillions of prayers made by people of different faiths. If there were many Gods, we would have zillions of disagreements between Gods which would lead to complete chaos and destruction.

God says in the Quran:

If there had been in the heavens and earth any deities besides God, there would have been chaos and confusion both the heavens and earth. God, Lord of the Throne, is far above the things they claim.

Chapter 21: Verse 22

Scenario 2: The two Gods always “agree” on the issues.

If we assume that the two Gods always agree on the issues, then why do we need two Gods? For example, if we have two headmasters for a school who always take the same decision, then why do we need two headmasters? A single headmaster will be sufficient as having two headmasters serves no purpose.

If we extrapolate this scenario to the zillions of issues that happen in the world, we will have all the Gods agreeing on all the issues without any dissent or conflict. Not only is this very unlikely but it also shows that the presence of so many Gods who agree on all the issues serve no purpose.

Scenario 3: The two Gods disagree and one God “submits” to the decision of the other God.

If ‘God 1’ submits and accepts the decision of ‘God 2’, then it goes without saying that ‘God 2’ is a more powerful and dominant God. This makes ‘God 1’ subservient to ‘God 2’. If we carefully examine this scenario, we can conclude that ‘God 1’ is not equal to ‘God 2’ and therefore ‘God 1’ cannot be ‘God’ in the true sense.

If we apply this scenario to many Gods, we will find that the Gods submit to the decision of one God. Therefore the “so called Gods” are not really Gods as they are subservient and submit to the will of the one true supreme God.

God says in the Quran:

Everyone in the heavens and the earth will come before the God of Mercy as a fully submitting servant.

Chapter 19: Verse 93

Conclusion

The existence of this universe and the perfect order we observe in it, is an undeniable and irrefutable proof that there is only One Supreme God, who is managing and regulating all its affairs.

God says in the Quran:

Your God is only one God. There is no god worthy of worship, submission and reverence, except Him – the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.

Chapter 2: Verse 163
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