The prohibition against worshipping other gods

"You shall have no other gods before me." With these words, God makes it clear that He is the only One to whom worship and reverence as God are due. The veneration or worship of anything else that human beings might consider divine–be they living creatures, natural phenomena, objects, or real or imagined spiritual beings–is sin. Paul writes: "For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus, through whom are all things, and through whom we live" (1 Corinthians 8: 5-6).