MG-07-Did Jesus Teach That Men Can Become Gods
In the Mormon Church Gospel Topic Essay on “Becoming like God” they claim that Jesus taught that humans are in the process of becoming gods when Jesus quoted Psalm 82:6 at John 10:34 saying: “Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?”
As with most Scriptures the Mormon Church quotes to support their blasphemous doctrine of men becoming gods, they fail to consider the context of these statements.
In Psalm 82, the Psalmist says: “How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? …I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”
Rather than complimenting these wicked judges for their attempt to be “gods,” the true God of the Bible is actually mocking them because these wicked judges were convicting the innocent while acquitting the guilty. In other words, these wicked judges were doing exactly what the Pharisees were doing to Jesus when they picked up stones to condemn Jesus, the true God, to death.
In Psalms 82, it’s as if the true God is saying to these wicked judges, “You think you’re gods but you will die like the men that you truly are!”
And in quoting Psalms 82 at John 10, Jesus was reminding the Pharisees of the serious consequences of their judgment of Him, stating that what these Pharisees thought they were in trying to act as gods, He was in reality, the one true God.
In reducing God to men so that men can become gods, Mormonism distorts the nature of God and perverts the Gospel of Christ.
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