(NOTE: Some of the themes of these articles may not be appropriate for young readers. Please keep that in mind when sharing this information).
It is written:
“For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.” (Exodus 12:12)
One of the first most striking characteristics of paganism is a belief in polytheism (the belief which claims that there are multiple gods and goddesses).
The Bible teaches in numerous places that there are multiple gods/goddesses. For example:
Exodus 15:11-Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?
Exodus 18:11-Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them.”
Exodus 20:3- “You shall have no other gods before Me.
Numbers 33:4-For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. Also on their gods the LORD had executed judgments.
Deuteronomy 10:17-For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
Psalm 82:1-God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods.
Psalm 86:8-Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord; Nor are there any works like Your works.
Psalm 95:3-For the LORD is the great God, And the great King above all gods.
Psalm 96:4-For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
Psalm 135:5-For I know that the LORD is great, And our Lord is above all gods.
The Bible teaches that there are multiple gods and goddesses.
Yet doesn’t the Bible also teach that there is only one God?