Daniel 2:11b NKJV - "...no other who can tell it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh."
Have you noticed in the Bible how many unbelievers in Christ are pretty truthful when they speak about their gods? In this passage the pagan priests of Babylon knew that their gods never came down to earth and dwelt among them. And they were absolutely true. Obviously, a non-entity like their false gods couldn't do anything. But even if they believed their gods were real, still they knew they didn't come to this world.
Another instance is when Jesus told a man He had healed that his sins were forgiven. The Jewish leaders correctly said, "Only God can forgive sins." They were correct. Their problem was that they didn't recognize Jesus as God!
Still another instance is when Jesus spoke in John 5 about doing His Father's work. The Jewish leaders were upset with Jesus because He called God His Father, thus making Himself equal with God. They were absolutely true! Jesus was equal to His Father even if these Jewish leaders didn't believe it.
What's interesting here is that our God DID come down to this earth and dwelt among us. See John 1:14. He also had and still has the authority to forgive sins. See 1 John 1:9. And, our Savior is the Son of God and equal to His Father in every way. Thank the Lord that what we believe about our Savior is true and that He did come to live with us. See John 1:14.
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