Exodus 12:12 – For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite 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

If there were no other gods, why did God need to execute judgement "against all the gods of Egypt"?
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  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    Because they were all phony "Brand X" gods, not the real thing like the our wonderful Deity, who never hesitiates to spare us from the firebombing of Dresden, the great earthquake of Lisbon, the nuclear bombing of Hirsohima, Hurricane Katrina, the big earthquake in Haiti etc etc.

    “A thorough reading and understanding of the Bible is the surest path to atheism”
    Donald Morgan quotes

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    Egypt worshiped idols for everything. Most didn’t believe in the one true God.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    in other words the fakes=idols………

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    At that time there were other gods.
    [maybe even now also – they are just quiet]

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    For our own benefit, so that we don’t fall into the trap of worshiping mere mortals or objects.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    More evidence of the Bible God being a female….the OT is probably her on her period….hence the wrathful vengeance and stuff.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    Other gods spoken of in the Bible are not really "gods" they are false gods, such as a statue, worshiped by ignorant people.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    So far as God is concerned, there are no other gods. But, that didn’t stop the Egyptians from believing in what they thought to be gods. With the belief in gods, they started making their own rituals and offerings in they way that they thought their gods would be pleased and not in the manner in which God himself wanted. Hence, the need to purge Egypt and bring them back to the one true God.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    I’m no religious guy but from the sounds of it I think it’s metaphorical saying "your gods are false here is the proof"

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    people believed in many different Gods, not just one. There were Gods for food, farming, war, love, the list was long. This I guess was the way to tell them there is only one God.
    By the way you worded your questions how many Gods do believe in? I assume more than one.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    Because he’s not the highest, but is higher than some…

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    Even in His commandments He says that He is the true God and to forsake all other gods. So yes, there are other gods, man made idols.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    It means the numerous FALSE gods of Egypt that the Egyptians worshipped, all the idols etc.

  • November 7, 2010 at 7:49 am
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    there have always been idols who have been worshiped as gods especially in egypt. they had never really known or did not want to know about a one true god. til this day people still worship anything they want and to them they are their god/s this is why there is freedom of religion so everyone can chose who they want as a god. which comes back to one question who is your god?

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