There is only one true God.
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. (John 17:3, New King James Version)
The question is asking about the number of Gods (first letter is capitalized), not the number of gods (first litter is not capitalized). The word God is referring to the true God, while the word god is referring to the false god or not true God.
So, the question above is asking about the number of the true Gods that exist, not the number of the false gods.
And since, it is asking about the number of the true Gods, so I answered it by saying that there is only one true God.
My answer is actually supported by the prayer of Christ as recorded in John 17:3 which I quoted above. Christ said, “that they may know You, the only true God,…”
The one that is referred to by the word “You” is the one which is being said to be “the only true God.” And the statement which says “you are the only true God” is the same as when saying “there is only one true God, and the only true God is you.”
About the Author
Fred Gonzales is a regular contributor of the SELaplana blog particularly in the Religion category. He is a member of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo), but he has no authority to represent the Church. His articles should not be considered the writing of the Church he is affiliated with.