but how can we tell which 'god' is the One True God - Our Creator?
It is the quality of the divine character that distinguishes the Creator from other wannabe deities.
Many supposedly divine beings insist on being worshipped in certain ways and demand that their followers follow ritualised procedures in order to appease their 'divine' wrath. Ritualised practices might include animal sacrifices, memorisation of 'holy' writings, specific hand washing procedures, dietary compliances, repetitive prayers/mantras, payment for salvation-services, attendances at specific meetings, speaking in 'tongues' etc.
Further, it is a doctrine in many religions that the 'god' is 'wrathful' and 'angry' at humans who make mistakes and who are disobedient to divine laws. In revenge, the 'god' refuses to offer or confirm salvation, claiming that salvation depends on if the person's 'good deeds' outweigh their 'bad deeds (selfishness/sins).'
Some religions teach their followers to try to off-set the 'bad' deeds by doing extra 'good' deeds and to demonstrate their repentance through performing behaviours such as:
seeking absolution by paying 'fines' (indulgences/penance);
sacrificing animals and/or humans;
purposely inflicting pain on themselves;
repeating specific formal prayers;
praying to saints for intervention of mercy; and
many other actions
This doctrine of having to DO something in order to be saved, is based on the 'works' gospel. It is not the gospel of the God of Love, demonstrated by Jesus in the Bible, which is based solely on His love for all humanity as human BEINGS regardless of their 'works.' To the Creator, our Heavenly Father, we human beings are loved because we exist - just like parents used to tell their children in the 'good, old days.' Children are loved because they exist, or at least in the past that was the norm. In a similar way, our Heavenly Father loves us, His children whether we love Him or misjudge His character. His love for us does not depend on anything we do. It's a certainty regardless of anything.
What is the character of your deity? Does He/She love you despite your 'bad' works? Does He/She want to convince you that you have infinite value and that you don't have to do anything to gain His/Her approval? Is your deity angry, wrathful, vengeful OR do you know the One True God whose government is only Love. The One True God who is only ever gentle with you, loving to you, protecting you, guiding you all the time - regardless of whether you are cursing His name, breaking His law of Love, addicted to porn, drugs, alcohol or whether you think you hate Him? The Creator knows that selfishness (sin) brings its own terrible consequences, which is why He lovingly warns humanity to live in His love. Jesus advised His disciples to "love one another as I have loved you" and to love God and to love our neighbours and even our enemies. Jesus showed us that when He was abused, He did not take revenge or revile back at His abusers. Instead, Jesus prayed for their forgiveness. Jesus' love was radical and it was divine not human in origin. That could explain why the gospel that God does not destroy, even His enemies, is rejected by human beings as being too good to be true. Some people however, desire the warrior-god who will inflict tremendous punishments on their 'enemies' and see that 'justice' is done. In reality, desiring 'justice' is typically just wanting to hold onto resentment and to finally get revenge on those who we consider 'did us wrong.'
Jesus had strong words to say about the divine character that He developed as a human being. He said that the Father's lived in Him - by His loving, holy spirit of Love. The Father prompted Jesus to relate in love to everyone, in every situation at all times.
The disciple Philip asked Jesus to 'show us the Father.' However, Jesus informed Philip that: "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him." Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us." Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves (John 14:11-17).
The One True God has been misrepresented by having His character assassinated by church doctrines for millenia.
Recently in Australia (in 2023), a woman added poisonous mushrooms to an otherwise healthy meal and tragically, three of the people who ate the meal, died. Another person eventually recovered from eating the lethal meal after a long struggle in a hospital.
This sad story demonstrates that a little poison added to an otherwise healthy meal, makes the whole meal unsafe to eat. So it is with our belief about the Creator. We might have a healthy understanding of His divine attributes - immortality, omnipotence, omniscence & omnipresence, but if we have a toxic understanding of His divine character, we will poison our conception of who God truly is as a Divine Person.
In Jewish thought, a name conveys a character. A “name” is a person’s “breath,” his character. https://ancient-hebrew.org/definition/name.htm For example, God declares in Exodus 23:21 regarding the Messiah, “My name is in Him.”
And the thought is carried out in the greek language of the New Testament. Acts 4:12 "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." The name of Jesus, into which the disciples baptised converts into, refers to the character, the loving spirit of Jesus.
Can you identify the character of the deity you worship from the comparison table?