18. May 2015 · 6 comments · Categories: Inspiration

What do the scriptures say
by BornAgainJerry

BUT THERE WERE ALSO FALSE PROPHETS AMONG THE PEOPLE, EVEN AS THERE WILL BE FALSE TEACHERS AMONG YOU, WHO WILL SECRETLY BRING IN DESTRUCTIVE HERESIES, EVEN DENYING THE LORD WHO BROUGHT THEM, AND BRING ON THEMSELVES SWIFT DESTRUCTION (2PETER 2:2)

One of the modern day popular teachings being spread and has gained a strong foot-hold within the church is the doctrine that men can become “gods”. This teachng, though new to some is far from it; it’s origin can be traced back to the ‘Beginnning’ when the serpent Satan deceived Eve into eating the forbidden fruit, she believed the LIE from the mouth of the devil himself “For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and YOU SHALL BE LIKE GOD!” (Gen 3:19)

Centuries later the apostle Paul warned the young pastor Timothy that the Holy Spirit “Expressly says that in the latter times some will depart from the (true) faith giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons” (1Tim 4:1) these evil spirits exist, with the ability to remain invisible to the human eye, their wicked deeds manifesting themselves throughout human history; malevolent beings posssessing divine intelligence, transforming themselves into “angels of light” infiltrating the church with false apostles, prophets and teachers to destroy the church from within. The scriptures calls them “ministers of Satan”. They appear outwardly righteous before men, but are full of hypocrisy and lies! The greatest danger they pose is that they shut up the kingdom of heaven against those seeking entrance into heavens gates, for they themselves DO NOT enter in!

Yet they call themselves “Gods anointed who cannot be touched” nor questioned, and call curses upon those that do. The scriptures say they speak evil of what they don’t understand(Jude 10). They are carnal, worldly minded people who cause divisions not having the Spirit (Jude 19) Untaught and unstable people twisting the scripture to their own destruction, AS THEY DO THE REST OF THE SCRIPTURES! (2Pet 3:16)

CAN MEN BECOME GODS?…
According to some modern day preachers the answer would be a resounding Yes-!
In order to perpetuate this doctrine Creflo Dollar said “Now I gotta hit this thing real hard in the very beginning, I ain’t got time to go through all this, but I am going to say to you right now “YOU ARE GODS” little “g” you are gods because you come from God and you are gods. You are not just human, the only human part of you is this flesh.”

Creflo in conversation with Ken Copeland, interpeted Phillippians 2:5-7 “Let this attitude, let this way of thinking be in you…Jesus thought it not robbery to be equal with God…Now, if I am to take what he said here and put it on, the normal attitude now should be “I HAVE EQUALITY WITH GOD ” That’s my way of thinking…keeping saying it “I have equality with God” talk yourself into it, you’ve talked yourself into other things.”
(Note: Creflo contradicts himself, here Christ is equal to God, yet on another occasion he tells his congregation Jesus was only a man, stripping Christ of his deity.)

“If horses get together the produce what horses! If dogs get together they produce dogs! If cats get together they produce cats! Now if the Godhead gets together and say, Let Us make man…! they’re producing Gods!” – Creflo Dollar

Joyce Meyers said in one of her sermons “I was listening to a set of tapes by one man who explained it like this (mimicking Creflo’s teachings) “Why do people have such a fit when God calls his creation, is man “little gods?” if he’s God what else he gonna call them but the God-kind! If you as a human have a baby you call it human-kind, if cattle have a cattle they call it cattle kind…doesn’t the bible say we’re created in his image!” (Meyers claims to be sinless, “I am not a sinner, I am not poor, and be the righteousness of God, I cannot be the righteousness of God and a sinner at the same time!”) 1John 1:8 would disagree with her.

Benny Hinn teaches “God came from heaven, became a man, made man into “little gods”…I am part of him right? Is he God ? Are you his offspring?…quit your nonsense! What else are you? (woman in audience yells “I am!”) if you say “I AM” you’re saying I’m part of him, right?…you can’t be human.”

Paul Crouch declared- “Know what else has been settled here tonight, this hue, this cry and controversy that we’re gods, I am a ‘little god’! Critics be gone!”
These preachers use the term “little” to make the heresy less offensive to the ears of their listeners; by rejecting the clear monotheistic teaching of scripture they demonstrate their utter ignorance of the Word of God and prove themselves polytheistic pagans comparable to the ancient greeks and unqualifified “ministers” of the gospel.

DOES MAN HAVE EQUALITY WITH GOD?
In the days of the prophet Ezekiel 2,600yrs ago, the prince of Tyre made the same claim to being deity; God spoke to the prophet “Thus says the LORD God, because your heart is lifted up and you say ‘I am a god’ I sit in the seat of gods. In the midst of the seas; Yet you are a man and not a god, though you set your heart as the heart of a god” (Ezek 28:1-2)
Will you say before him who slays you I am a god? But you shall be a man and not a god in the hand of him who slays you. But you shall die the death of the uncircumcised!”
(Ezek 28:9)
In the New Testament, Herod the Great’s grandson Agrippa gave a speech from his throne to the citizens of Tyre & Sidon, and they heaped praises upon him shouting “It is the voice of a god not a man!” Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give glory to God and was eaten of worms and died” (Acts 12:21-23)

Moses asked God to see His full glory, the LORD said “You cannot see my face, no man shall see Me and live !” (Ex 33:20)
If Moses who literally spoke with God face to face (Ex 33:11) was not permitted that divine priviledge, what arrogance and belligerence would make a man today believe he could stand in the very presence of God as His equal? This erroneous belief that man is or can ascend to becoming a god is nothing new, it is a lie, blasphemy in the face of God; also the claim that man can ascend to godhood is fundamental MORMON doctrine!

Over 100yrs ago Mormon founder Joseph Smith preached “Here is eternal life – to know the only wise and true God, and you have learn to become gods yourselves, and kings and priests to God the same as all gods before you!” It is obvious the same “familiar spirit” that spoke thru Joseph is still speaking today; ‘that men can become gods’ cannot come from both the mouth of God and the devil.
Jesus called Satan “The father of lies, because the truth is not in him” God said of man in the beginning “From the dust you were taken, for dust you are, and to the dust you shall return!” (Gen 3:19) (Note: Joseph Smith contradicted Christ who said “This is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (Jn 17:3)

SCRIPTURE TWISTING
Where do these preachers get justification for their doctrine of becoming “little gods” from? They are the private interpetations and misapplied texts from the gospel of John 10:34-35 & Psalms 82:6; In Johns gospel Jesus is in dispute with the Pharisees who accused him of blasphemy because he claimed “God was his Father making himself equal to God” (Jn 10:33) Jesus said to them “Does not the scriptures say ‘You are gods?’ And the scriptures cannot be broken” if God called them (the judges of the land ‘gods’) why were they so upset when he applied the title to himself?

In the 82nd Psalm vss. 1-5 the LORD is rebuking the judges for “showing partiality to the wicked” as His earthly representatives they were to “excercise justice in the land” because God gave them authority to govern righteously and to punish the guilty, because they like God had the power of life and death in pronouncing judgment; King Jehoshaphat warned them “Take heed to what you are doing, for you do not judge for man but for the LORD who is with you in the judgment. Let the fear of the LORD be upon you for there is no partiality, iniquity nor taking of bribes with the LORD” (2Chron 19:6-7) hence ‘you are gods’ (judicially) and children of the Most High, but you shall die like men!”

Therefore, there is no justification for these preachers to juxatpose these texts to support their “little gods” teachings; God has no rivals or equals, these ‘little gods’ remain imperfect humans that continue to struggle with sinful flesh. God is Eternal Spirit! Eternally Holy, Eternally Perfect! God alone is the self-existing one, He always was and always will be! Unlike these ‘little gods’ who owe their very existence to the Living God, they are like the grass that soon withers and fades away like a vapor.

“I AM THE LORD, AND THERE IS NO OTHER, THERE IS NO GOD BESIDES ME!” (Isaiah 45:5)