The gods Pt. 3: Demons

In the first two parts, we discussed that other gods are real as well as what those other gods are, the Host of Heaven. But does that mean that only the Host of Heaven are the gods? Are any other beings the gods? When Moses and the Israelites left Egypt, they were warned of worshiping the gods of the people in Canaan. What were they worshiping? Who were the gods of Canaan? Are the gods also demons? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find the answer to these questions and more in her video, The gods Pt. 3: Demons.

Deuteronomy 12:29-31
Psalms 82:1-4
Jeremiah 19:4-5
Deuteronomy 32:15-18
Psalms 106:36-39
1 Kings 18:26-29
2 Kings 21:2-6
Isaiah 47:13

The gods and Demons


First Mentioned

15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation. 16 They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. 17 They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. 18 You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

According to God, demons are not gods. They are strange ‘gods’ that came recently, gods that the Israelites’ ancestors never knew.

How Demons Were Worshiped

37 They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; 38 they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, and the land was polluted with blood. 39 Thus they became unclean by their acts, and played the whore in their deeds.

Psalms 106:37-39

25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many, and call upon the name of your god, but put no fire to it.” 26 And they took the bull that was given them, and they prepared it and called upon the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “O Baal, answer us!” But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped around the altar that they had made. 27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them.

1 Kings 18:25-28

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