In lines 170-188, the poet (or the Christian transcribers) suggests the reason the Danes are powerless against Grendel is due to their asking their Pagan gods to help rather than Jesus Christ. How is this belief significant?
Pagan gods only help those who help themselves. The Danes cannot help themselves.
Pagan gods need to be asked properly to help.
Pagan gods do not help those who also are Christian. They demand sole devotion.
The poet believes Christianity is the one true faith and God will not help Pagans.
The Christian commentary suggests that Paganism is useless and that Christianity is the one true faith and that there are no Pagan gods from whom to request help.