New Defender's Study Bible Notes
96:5 gods. The name “God” (elohim) is the same as “gods” in the Hebrew, where the context determines which is the meaning in a given verse. However, all other “gods” than the true God—whether Baal of the ancient Phoenicians or Darwin of the modern Darwinians or whatever pantheistic “god” may be fashionable in a given time and place—are nothing but idols (that is, “vanities”). The true God of creation, Jehovah, is the one who made the universe. All other “gods” are mere anthropomorphisms, or personifications of the forces and systems of nature. If men will not worship the true God of creation, then they must worship His creation (Romans 1:25), assuming some form of evolution as the “creator” of all things.