In summary, John 10:34-36 can be said to understand Ps 82:6 and use it in specific ways. (1) According to 10:34-35, Ps 82:6 (“I said, ‘You are gods’”) is understood to refer to Israel at Sinai when it received the Torah (“to whom the word of God came,” 10:35).
Does the Bible say we will become gods?
Jesus did not say that we can become gods, but He did quote in John chapter 10, a passage from Psalm 82 that says, “you are Elohim” (you are gods). What is He talking about? The very essence of Christianity is that Jesus lives in us. And when that happens, so does the Father and Holy Spirit because they are one.
Did Jesus say ye are gods?
Jesus was quoting Psalms 82:6 of the OT, from a Psalm written by Asaph [the recorder], which is a prayer for Judgment. “I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” He referred to Israel’s judges [of the law] who were t be Godly men, honest and truthful. They were often referred to as gods.
What did Jesus mean by Ye are gods?
Jesus is referring to Psalm 82 which the Jewish leaders he was speaking to should have known. This Psalm refers to God Almighty judging the “lesser gods” the angels or god like ones. Being of similar nature as spirit beings, the angels as sons of God can be are are referred to as “gods”.
Where in the Bible does Jesus say I am God?
‘” John 8:58 “Jesus answered them: ‘I solemnly declare it: before Abraham came to be, I AM.” [This was the name God gave himself when he first communicated with Moses, Exodus 3:14 “God replied, ‘I am who am.
Can you become a God?
Deification (Greek theosis) is for Orthodoxy the goal of every Christian. Man, according to the Bible, is ‘made in the image and likeness of God. ‘. . . It is possible for man to become like God, to become deified, to become god by grace.
Who are the gods in Psalm 82?
Jesus alludes directly to Psalm 82, where the elohim (gods) receive the word of God in the form of judgment and condemnation. Against his accusers Jesus was appealing to the precedent already established in the Torah, which referred to God’s holy ones, or his divine council, as “gods” (elohim).
Does the Bible say there are other gods?
“Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” This seems to imply that they exist, but just shouldn’t be worshipped. The Bible tells you not to even mention the names if the other gods becuse they are man made. It plainly tells us that there’s only one God and he created the universe by himself.
What Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?
6:19–20). “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor. 3:16–17).
How many gods are there?
Throughout recorded history, we can count between 8,000 and 12,000 gods who have been worshiped. But we can only count about 9 different types of gods (based on theological characteristics) who were worshiped. Each modern god also corresponds to one of these types, and 5 of them are of the Hindu type.
What does the Bible mean when it says we are gods?
This passage is saying that God has appointed men to positions of authority in which they are considered as gods among the people. They are to remember that, even though they are representing God in this world, they are mortal and must eventually give an account to God for how they used that authority.
Where in the Bible does it say to only worship God?
The first and most important commandment was that they must not worship any god other than the Lord. Whoever violated this commandment should be killed and Exodus 22:20 reads “Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.”
Does Jesus worship God?
Jesus certainly worshiped God almighty. He was an observant participant in what we call “Second Temple Judaism”. He went to the Temple for the festivals and to synagogue at other times. At the time of his temptation in the wilderness he told Satan, “You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve only him”.