Christians know we aren’t supposed to worship other gods. We know we’re not supposed to bow down before idols, offer them sacrifices or pray to them. Standard stuff.
Commandment number one is–have no other gods before Me. We got it. Covered. Done deal.
If you read a little further in God’s commandments you’ll come across fuller explanations as to exactly how one-sided God wants us to be in our devotion to Him. Get this one:
“And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.”
Wow! That’s called exclusivism! Not only does Got not want us worshipping other gods, He doesn’t want us mentioning their names. Makes you question your comparative religions study doesn’t it?
Probably not. We know God doesn’t really mean we shouldn’t mention the names of other gods, just like He didn’t really mean we should pray without ceasing.
Then again, maybe He does mean it. Hmm, imagine if God actually meant everything He said.