Paul’s “No God But One” Teaching (1 Corinthians 8:1–6) - Michael Heiser


Video from Houseform Apologetics


In this video dr. Michael Heiser refers to his book Unseen Realm to explain so-called gods. Scripture has referred all along to the other gods, which after further reading we can see are angelic beings that serve God and have served God in the Divine Council and in other capacities.

For further reading: The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Dr. Michael Heiser



1 Corinthians 8:1-6 Now concerning[a] food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God.[b]

4 Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” 5 For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.