The false doctrine of deism has been around for many years. This unbiblical concept teaches that God created the universe (wound it up like a clock), then crossed His Almighty arms and watched the events of history unfold as an aloof and passive spectator. Such is categorically untrue.
Psalm 118:5-7 alone gives three distinct reasons why deism is false:
- Jehovah hears and answers prayer. “I called on the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place” (v. 5).
- Jehovah sides with the righteous. “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (v. 6).
- Jehovah protects His own from those who hate them. “The Lord is for me among those who help me; therefore, I shall see my desire on those who hate me” (v. 7).
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes” (Psalm 118:8-9).
How blessed are those to whom Jehovah is “our help and shield” (Psalm 33:20).