We, mcgi, believe that Jesus is God. So whenever we meet something that suggests one god, we tend to dismiss it as an absolute one but rather in the context of Christ’s deity, we consider the reality of Jesus inseparable unity with God as it say:
I and my father are one
So whenever there is the mention of one god the thought that with that one god is the inseparable unity that we must consider comes to life. Christ is inseparable from god in terms of unity–that is, as God therefore when it say one god it doesnt discard the fact that in that oneness there is the inseparability of Jesus from God in the sense of being one God.
Jesus is inseparable from that one god reality.
But then there are certain verses which tend to speak of the father alone. But still, there are reasons to believe its messed up thought or at least as it hinted. For the sake of truth, i would show alternative translation, it say:
1 Corinthians 8:6
But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
One God–is it really speaking of an absolute one god or it means other else?
One in Greek:
Definition: (Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν hen); a primary numeral; one : – a (-n -ny certain) + abundantly man one (another) only other some. See also G1527 G3367 G3391 G3762 .
Utilizing strong’s numbers dictionary, we may produce various translations as:
Any certain one god
Any certain another god
Any certain other god
Any certain some god
Those are the possible translations we can make. So as you can see, its not only one god as an available option, bec it could be: Another god.
Why is that not the right translation?
It could sound like this:
1 Corinthians 8:6
But to us there is but ANOTHER GOD, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
So on this note, there is ambiguity as there are multiple options for its translation. Could it be one god or Another god?
By this, nothing is resolved regarding 1Cor8:6. So is there only an absolute one god?
I don’t think so!