Answers to Questions by Yair Davidiy (22 August 2017, 30 Av, 5777)
Is the god of the Jews (in the Bible) a tribal God?
The God of the Bible is the Creator. There is none other. HE ALONE is God.
HE, for reasons of HIS own, has made HIMSELF known ONLY to the People of Israel.
He ALONE is the savior.
2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
Psalm 146 (NASB):
5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
Whose hope is in the LORD his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth,
The sea and all that is in them;
Who keeps faith forever;
7 Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets the prisoners free.
8 The LORD opens the eyes of the blind;
The LORD raises up those who are bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous;
9 The LORD protects the strangers;
He supports the fatherless and the widow,
But He thwarts the way of the wicked.
10 The LORD will reign forever,
Your God, O Zion, to all generations.
ÂPraise the LORD!
11 I, even I, am the LORD, And there is no savior besides Me.