svirk2 Wrote:
Jul 30, 2013 8:40 PM
"Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; because that thou, being man, makest thyself God." [Bible, John 10:31-33] Now here Jesus is directly asked the crucial question. Did he claim to be God? "Jesus answered them, is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? If he called them gods unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, thou blasphemeth; because I said, I am the son of God." [Bible, John 10:34-35] This makes it quite clear that the expression, son of God, when applied to Jesus, by himself or by others, meant no more in his case than it meant in application to others in scripture. "I have said, ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High." [Bible, Psalms 82:6]