Are We Gods?

Q. In John10:34&35 the Bible says we will be as gods. What does this mean?

A. John 10:34-35 doesn’t really say that we will be as gods. The leaders of Israel had accused Jesus of committing blasphemy by calling Himself the Son of God. In response, He quoted Psalm 82:6 which says,

“I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’

The Hebrew word for gods is elohim and means “rulers”, or “judges” when used in the plural. The same word can also be singular and when it is it means God. You can tell which meaning is intended from the context.

His point was that if the rulers of Israel could be called “gods” and “sons of the Most High” how was He committing blasphemy by calling Himself the Son of God? After all they were just men, but He was the One the Father set apart as His very own and sent into the world (John 10:36)

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