These "gods" are NOT to be worshiped, and may in fact be demons.
- "You shall have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:3).
- "What am I saying then? That a thing sacrificed to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God, and I don't desire that you would have fellowship with demons." (1 Corinithians 10:19-20)
The worship of many of these Gods led the ancient Israelites astray, leading to divine wrath through the nations of Assyria, Babylonia and others.
“Hades is the Greek god of the dead and the Underworld. Early Christians sometimes identified...Hades
“The first commandment requires us to worship the one true God alone. However, the people of...False gods
“Lord. (1.) The name appropriated to the principal male god of the Phoenicians. It is found in...Baal
“And pl. Asherim in Revised Version, instead of "grove" and "groves" of the Authorized Version...Asherah
“(Ex. 32:4,8; Deut. 9:16; Neh. 9:18). This was a molten image of a calf which the idolatrous...Golden calf
“(Gr. form Beel'zebul), the name given to Satan, and found only in the New Testament (Matt...Beelzebub
“Little fish; diminutive from dag = a fish, the fish-god; the national god of the Philistines...Dagon