top of page

The One True G-D Revealed

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

by Ram ben Ze'ev (Conservative Values)



Throughout human history, people have sought to understand and connect with the divine. Other thousands of years, various belief systems have emerged, each proclaiming a concept of the ultimate reality. In the monotheistic tradition, Hashem, (Hebrew, meaning the Name) the G-D of Israel, stands as the one true G-D. In this article, I describe and explore the characteristics and evidence that distinguish Hashem as the ultimate deity, offering a compelling case for His existence and supremacy.


Hashem's uniqueness lies in the belief that He revealed Himself to humanity through divine interactions, prophecies, and the scriptures. The Tanakh, which includes the five books of Moshie, serves as the primary source of His divine revelations. These texts contain historical accounts, moral teachings, laws (Torah), and prophecies that demonstrate Hashem's existence and involvement in human affairs.


Hashem is the creator of the universe, the source from which all existence emanates. The complexity, beauty, and order observed in the natural world provide evidence of intelligent design. The intricate balance of nature, the laws of physics, and the remarkable intricacy of living organisms all point to a supreme creator behind the cosmos. Hashem's handiwork is evident in every facet of creation.


One of the distinguishing features of Hashem as the one true G-D is His establishment of a moral framework. The Torah presents a comprehensive set of ethical guidelines, emphasizing compassion, justice, and righteousness. Hashem's moral laws are not arbitrary; they provide a foundation for human flourishing, promoting peace, harmony, and the well-being of all individuals. This moral framework sets Hashem apart as the ultimate source of objective moral truth.


The historical impact of Hashem's revelation is another compelling factor. The Jewish people, who have worshipped Hashem for millennia, have endured significant challenges and triumphs throughout their history. The events recorded in the Tanakh, such as the Exodus from Egypt, the receiving of the Ten Commandments, and the establishment of the Davidic Kingdom, have shaped the Jewish people and left an indelible mark on human civilization.


The Torah contains numerous prophecies that were fulfilled over time. The accurate predictions regarding the fate of Nations, the rise and fall of empires, and the coming of the Moshiach attest to the divine origin of these prophecies. The fulfillment of these predictions, sometimes spanning hundreds of years, provides a tangible demonstration of Hashem's sovereignty and knowledge beyond human comprehension.


Beyond intellectual arguments and historical evidence, many individuals have personally encountered Hashem through prayer, meditation, and religious experiences. These encounters provide a deeply personal and transformative connection, reinforcing the belief in Hashem's existence and His active involvement in the lives of believers. The testimonies of millions around the world bear witness to the reality of Hashem's presence and influence.


Hashem stands as the one true G-D revealed through divine interactions, scriptural texts, historical significance, and personal experiences. The evidence supporting His existence and supremacy is multi-faceted, spanning from the creation of the universe to the moral foundation He established. While debates about the nature of G-D continue, the unique attributes and revelations associated with Hashem make a compelling case for His singular status as the ultimate deity.


###


Bill White (Ram ben Ze'ev) is CEO of WireNews and Executive Director of Hebrew Synagogue

Comments


bottom of page