(1) According to 10:34-35, Ps 82:6 (“I said, ‘You are gods ‘”) is understood to refer to Israel at Sinai when it received the Torah (“to whom the word of God came,” 10:35).
Jesus persisted: “But who do you say that I am ?” Only Simon Peter ventured a reply: “Thou art the Christ.” In the end Jesus declined to enlighten his followers. He simply bade them to hold their tongues.
The earliest Christians maintained that Jesus was a human being who was made God – a god – a divine being . Later they ended up saying that Jesus was born to the union of God and a mortal because the Holy Spirit came upon Mary and that’s how she conceived Jesus , so Jesus literally had God as his father.
It is possible for man to become like God , to become deified, to become god by grace. This doctrine is based on many passages of both OT and NT (e.g. Ps. 82 (81). 6; II Peter 1.4), and it is essentially the teaching both of St Paul, though he tends to use the language of filial adoption (cf.
Seven names of God YHWH . El . Eloah . Elohim . Elohai . El Shaddai . Tzevaot . Jah.
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you ?” he asked. “Who do you say I am ?”
The Koine Greek term Ego eimi (Greek Ἐγώ εἰμί, pronounced [eɣó imí]), literally I am or It is I, is an emphatic form of the copulative verb εἰμι that is recorded in the Gospels to have been spoken by Jesus on several occasions to refer to himself not with the role of a verb but playing the role of a name, in the Gospel
Context and interpretation. Its context is the encounter of the burning bush (Exodus 3:14): Moses asks what he is to say to the Israelites when they ask what God [‘Elohiym] has sent him to them, and YHWH replies, “I am who I am “, adding, ” Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.
During his lifetime, Jesus himself didn’t call himself God and didn’t consider himself God , and none of his disciples had any inkling at all that he was God . You do find Jesus calling himself God in the Gospel of John, or the last Gospel.
Summary of Jesus ‘ life He was born to Joseph and Mary sometime between 6 bce and shortly before the death of Herod the Great (Matthew 2; Luke 1:5) in 4 bce. According to Matthew and Luke, however, Joseph was only legally his father .
In the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 3:14), Yahweh , the personal name of God, is revealed directly to Moses .
Defenders of religion have countered that the question is improper: We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed.
God , in monotheistic thought, is conceived of as the supreme being, creator, and principal object of faith. God has been conceived as either personal or impersonal. In theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe, while in deism, God is the creator, but not the sustainer, of the universe.
Describing God’s creation of human beings, Genesis 1:26 says: “then God said, ‘ Let Us make (asah) humans in Our image, according to Our likeness’”; Genesis 2:7 reads, “Then the LORD God formed (yatsar) man of dust from the ground”; and Genesis 5:1 declares, “He made (asah) them in the divine likeness.” In these