Are You A God Or A Child of God in Christ?

Recently, I saw a poster of a megachurch pastor with the inscription “God Gives Birth To Gods”. I distinctly remembered seeing a sermon by the same megachurch pastor who said God sees us as “Gods”. I decided to dive in further. I spoke to a few people at the church and they claimed it to be a Biblical truth and quoted Psalm 82:1-8 (Psalm of Asaph) and John 10:34 (Jesus reference to the Psalm 82).

I became so troubled by their doctrine that I asked a born again colleague aspiring to be a Pastor if she found it offensive and she confirmed my worst fear. It is not confined to the church.

Referenced Bible Verses

Psalm 82:6-8 :- I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.” Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.

John 10:34:- Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”‘?

So, I asked the following questions:

  • Do you know the Psalm of Asaph (Psalm 82) referenced is written to admonish corrupt judges in Israel, at a time when God picked judges and kings to reign over His people? God gave them elevated status and they abused it hence their reference to being made gods and their prophesied ending as dogs.
  • Do you know that the reference Jesus made to that Psalm (John 10:34) was to call Jewish Lawmakers hypocrites for accepting that Psalm but wanting to stone him for calling Himself God?
  • How do these scriptures make us gods?
  • Again I asked, are you aware of the accepted practice in English to reserve God with uppercase for the Most High out of reverence? Hence, any intentional writings that says we are Gods, is equating us to the level of God and is from a place of pride which goes against God.

Friends, I visited the church often against the advise of many friends and realized it was a deep-seated belief in the church. I called into their morning prayer sessions and their local Pastor said look at yourself in the mirror and sing a popular worship song to yourselves–I stand, I stand in awe of you… Holy God to whom all praise is due I stand in awe of you.

Many may ask what harm it does:

Let’s first look at the harm it caused Lucifer when he tried to elevate himself to the the status of God. He lost favor with God and was cast down forever. Next, the king of Tyre in Ezekiel 28 was also cast down because he called himself a god. Finally,  think back to the fact that God separated Himself from mankind when the devil tricked us into eat the fruit of “wisdom” to be like God. All sins of pride.

Now that we’ve been reconciled to our God through grace, should we beat our chests and call ourselves gods with no scriptural references, to elevate ourselves above unbelievers, or should we accept with humility how beloved we are by God, and share His precious Word for all children to come and experience this grace we’ve found?

In conclusion, Isaiah 55:8 will neither permit me to say God doesn’t see us as gods nor does it permit them to say that God does without full biblical proof, especially if the consequences are as dire as recorded.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.“As the heavens are higher than the earth,   so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

Isaiah 55:8-9

Having said that, all references about gods in scripture that I’ve seen, condemn them and we know God created man (not gods) in His image. As such, I prefer to think of myself as a child of the Most High God, so loved by Him and reconciled through grace from His sacrifice.

Kindly share your thoughts. How do you see yourself in Christ?

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    1. 1 John 4:17, KJV: “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.”

      Great Scripture referencing the love we must have on this earth. God is love and so are we 🙏

      From the position of humility Jesus says we address God in our prayers “Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name… Let your will be done on this earth as it is in Heaven”. This topic is primarily about the condition of the heart when we start to claim ourselves to be gods.

  1. Well I believe that I am born of God, and since reproduction has to do with giving birth to your own kind, then I Believe that am one spirit with him

    1. Great point on us having the Holy Spirit in us, Afi

      We are created in the likeness of God, but does God reproduce? Even with that analogy will your children be you or like you? So with God being one supreme being in 3 persons and His Omnipresent Holy spirit residing in us, can we call ourselves God? I really worry because the only scriptures that reference gods admonishes them and cast them down. Is that our end? There is a lot of blessings in humility which many have yet to tap into. Are we going to miss out on that and claim to be gods? To what end, Afi?

  2. I totally agree with your writeup. Even though we were created in the image and likeness of God, we can not be God. Most churches have completely lost it either by sheer ignorance or have genuinely decided to mislead the flock. That is why it’s very expedient for children of God to learn the word after it has been preached. Thanks for your insight. God bless you

  3. I’m Christ-like because I was made by the Almighty God the creator of the universe

  4. I am born of God so I am in one spirit with him because he lives in me. I am therefore created in his image and likeness

  5. I see myself as a co-heir to God’s throne and of His kingdom made manifest through the selfless sacrifice of my elder brother Jesus Christ at Calvary.

  6. I see myself as a child of God in Christ. the scriptures say:

    Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. (John 1:12)

    For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:15-17)

    But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” (Galatians 4:4-6)

    How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. (1 John 3:1-3)

    As Christians we tend to take the relationship with God, our father, for granted, hardly ever thinking about it. When we do think about God being our father, it’s in a casual way, acknowledging the fact, yet not beginning to grasp the wonder and majesty of having the King of Kings, the Creator of the universe, the author of life itself, as our father.

    It’s an awesome thing when you think that God, the Creator of everything, is your dad!

    and he says I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:18)

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