Sunday, October 14, 2012
ARE WE LITTLE GODS ?
The blab it and grab it word of faith preachers keep telling us that we are little gods. Let us look at the scriptures they use to justify their position.
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 the Scripture cannot be broken—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’?
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High.
Yes men are called as gods. Even Satan is called as the god of this age. Even the God said that He executed judgment against the gods of Egyptians.
For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments — I am the Lord. (Exodus 12:12)
The Lord had also executed judgments on their gods. (Numbers 33:4)
Now I know that the Lord is greater than all the gods; indeed, it was proven when they dealt proudly against the people (Jethro’s testimony). (Exodus 18:11)
According to the above mentioned verses we can also call heathen idols as gods? What is wrong in calling pagan deities as gods as the scriptures cannot be broken here as well?
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Even if we assume that we could call ourselves as gods why can’t we call satan as god (2 Cor 4:4). That is also stated in the Bible and the scripture cannot be broken. We can also call pagan deities as gods as they are also mentioned as gods in the Bible and again scriptures cannot be broken.
We are also called as sons of God but there is a world of a difference between the ONLY begotten Son of God and us.
What is the motive behind the word of faith preachers telling us that we human beings are gods? Their point is, we human beings are little gods and therefore we have the same kind of creative power like the Almighty God. Our tongue is a creative force and we can speak things into existence by uttering positive confessions. That is where they are taking this little god teaching to.
Well, these word of faith preachers are little gods with BIG mouths, probably bigger than Almighty God’s mouth – LOL
Also Almighty God rested on the seventh day after unleashing His creating power for 6 days, however our blab it and grab it preachers confess with their mouth unceasingly without rest. As we all know many things they blab with their mouths do not come to pass. Kenneth Hagin blabbed with his mouth that he would live for 135 years but he could not grab it.
So the word of faith movement needs to answer the following questions:
1. What is the use of calling ourselves as little gods?
2. Are we going to miss some of God’s blessings if we don’t consider as little gods.
3. Can Christian women call themselves as little goddesses or is the little god title applies only to Christian men? Both Psalms 82 and John 10:34-36 are addressed to men!!!
4. Scriptures cannot be broken if we can be called as gods. So scriptures cannot be broken if we call Satan as god – right?
5. If is not wrong to call ourselves as gods because the scriptures cannot be broken then why can’t we call pagan deities as gods?
6. Is it a command for New Testament Christians to call or consider ourselves as gods?
7. Why did Apostle Paul never exhort Christians to call themselves as gods?
The word of faith preachers also quote Athanasius, Early Church Fathers and Charles Spurgeon for endorsing calling Christians as gods. Well, all of these claims are true but none of them exhorted Christians to utter positive confessions with their mouth to exercise their creative power as the word of faith preachers do.
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Athanasius and Church Fathers on the little god subject:
Charles Spurgeon on the little god subject: