What else has God given us to know Him by and that He is God alone besides putting the knowledge of Him in each of us and through His Creation?
Maybe God in His infinite wisdom and foreknowledge knew that those two would not be enough for some people, so He did something no person or other god
could do- He gave us prophecy. He declared the end from the beginning and ladies and gentlemen, end time prophecy is occurring right before our
But let's look at this for a second so we hear it from God's own Words:
"I am God and there is no other, I am God and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not
yet done, saying My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure....Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I
will do it."- Isaiah 46: 9, 10, 11b.
This from the same book Isaiah which was found completely intact in the qumran caves by the Dead Sea in the 1950's.
God has shown us what is to come. He did so in His Son Jesus Christ who fulfilled over 100 Old Testament prophecies to the tee through His birth,
death, and resurrection. Prophecies written hundreds of years before Christ, with the first being named in the Garden when He pronounced Judgement on
Satan, "And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His
heel."- Genesis 3:15. This over two thousand years before Christ.
1. God Has a Plan.
The universe is not a car without a driver, nor a driver without a map. There is a purpose behind everything. The Bible often speaks of this great
plan of God. It is the “purpose” of that famous and favorite Bible verse, Rom. 8:28. God has planned out this purpose in advance. He thought it
out, planned it in every detail, and carries it out “on purpose”. It is an absolute purpose, not merely a wish or command. In theology it is
called the “decree”. God has decreed His purpose and it shall happen. See Rom. 9:11, Isa. 46:10-11, Eph. 3:11, Acts 4:28 and 2 Tim. 1:9.
2. God Predestined Everything.
The plan of God is also called predestination. God pre-programmed everything that will come to pass (Eph. 1:11). Everything can be traced back to
God's ultimate plan, for “from Him are all things” (Rom. 11:36). He not only created all things (Gen. 1:1), but drew up the blueprints for
everything. He foreordained what will happen, and He did this in advance in eternity. He drew up the plan before He laid the foundation. He
pre-determined what would happen, not merely what could or should happen. Then He set the ball rolling in a certain course, and it must follow the
3. God Planned Every Detail.
There is a time for every purpose under Heaven, says Eccl. 3:1. God has planned out this great purpose to the smallest detail. This includes the exact
timing when everything would occur. He also prepared every relationship with every other detail. Nothing was ignored. Even the smallest and seemingly
insignificant detail was included, such as the number of hairs on our heads. He prepared this detailed inventory in advance, and the construction of
the universe follows it perfectly, for God is the great architect and contractor who never makes a mistake. In theology, we speak of the great plan as
the decree, the individual details as decrees.
4. There is No Such Thing as Chance.
Since God has determined everything in advance, there is no such thing as chance. “Chance” was a concept invented by certain Greek philosophers,
especially promoted among the Epicureans (opposed in Acts 17). It denies the existence of a personal and sovereign God who foreordains everything.
Similarly, there is no such thing as luck, either good or bad. Nor is there any fortune or accidents. Even the roll of dice has been determined by God
(Pro. 16:33). Conversely, there is also no such thing as blind fate, a concept promoted by the ancient Stoics. Whatever will be will be, only because
God has determined it so. Coincidence is true only in the sense that two events may co-incide, or happen at the same time. But that is because God
planned it like that.
5. God's Plan is Inevitable.
This plan will, shall and must come to completion. It is inevitable because God is sovereign and omnipotent. Neither angel, demon, sinner or saint can
stop it in any detail, for even their actions to stop it are part of the plan. Nothing can stop it. See Psa. 33:11, 148:3, Tit. 1:2, Pro. 19:21, Isa.
14:27, Heb. 6:17, and Job 42:1. It is God's plan and only God could change it. But God has sworn with an oath that He will not change it. He is not
fickle like a man who can change his mind (Jer. 4:28, 23:20, 30:24, I Sam. 15:29). In time, God interacts with us, and seems to change His actions,
but this is all part of the great strategy. The plan is God's eternal purpose and God does not change His sworn intentions. He is not an Indian-giver
or cheat. He keeps the oath He has sworn.