The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #4290

 I have said, Ye are gods;....

My Hi-lite:  Psalms 82:6  I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Psalms 82;1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods

God judgeth us all, His sons; therefore, we too are gods!  

2  How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5  They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 

All of you, means Jesus is, a God, being the son of God; but it also implys we (you and I) are also gods, also being sons of God.

7  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8  Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

  Verse 6: I (Who, God) have said, Ye (Who, my children) are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

Compare to:

John 10:34
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

        OK fellas thought Jesus.  Is it is once again time for a Bible lesson.

Who said? (I) said! (I,God) said! 
Have you ever noticed how Jesus always prefaced His answers to the scribes and Pharisees with,"It is written", or "Is it not written?", or "Haven't you read?" They claimed to be knowledgeable shepherds, trustees of the Laws of God, you know? What better way to convict them than by (1) scriptural documentation and (2) common sense reasoning!

So Jesus quoted Psalms 82:6 to them.

Psalm 82:6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
And now the perfect explanation by the Messiah, to which these goons have no "come back", no intelligent rebuttal, because the point is so well made.
John 10:35
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
If those to whom the Word of God came were called gods, i.e. elohim or sons of God (the Hebrew word for children in Ps. 82:6 is "ben", which means "son of") and the scripture cannot be broken; (Who did the "Word of God" come to? Was it not to us? You and me, His children?)
[36]Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
Then how can you say that the One whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, and given such credentials to through mighty "good" works, is a blasphemer? Hmmm?

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We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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