Video: “You are gods…” What Did Jesus Mean?
In dealing with difficult passages, I like how Mike Winger talks about how sometimes we’re thrown one difficult passage, and then thrown another one before we have time to dissect the first one. SLOW the process down. Good advice!
Melissa Dougherty: In my opinion, one of the most misunderstood passages in the gospels is in John 10:33-36 when Jesus is talking to the Pharisees. It says, “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’? If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?”
What did Jesus mean when he said the phrase, “you are gods”? Many people claim this is a verse saying that humans were meant to be gods, but this is against everything Jesus and Scripture stood for. Pastor Mike helps bring clarity.
We both understand there are different understandings of this passage. I’d recommend checking out Dr. Michael Heiser’s research about this as well. There are a lot of scriptures that are used to support WoF (Word of Faith) new age/new thought teachings. This is just one and the ones that I see mostly misused in churches and from new age/new thought teachers.
The link to the longer video is found here: https://youtu.be/C8K8h0OL9sQ