Jesus is mocking them by calling them gods this is a tongue and cheek expression. The verse Jesus quoted in Ps. What Jesus was saying is that God appointed these men to be rulers but they are unable to recognize his rulership which is supreme over them.
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The word elohim is used for God, false gods, men and angels. Psalms and Psalms the "worthless idols" of the pagans are referred to as "elohim. As God is to be ruler and judge over the people, He installed human rulers to do the same see Deut. The Psalm Jesus is quoting is a put-down of corrupt judges and leaders who were abusing their authority and he is using it with irony. The word Judges is found in Ex. How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?
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Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked. They do not know, nor do they understand; they walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are unstable.
But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Often when Jesus quoted a verse the people knew of the surrounding verses. They are rulers God gave with authority. But they were not ruling over the people correctly, showing partiality to the wicked and neglected defending the weak. He is conveying that if unjust judges are called to rule with power and authority, how much more the Son of God whose authority they willfully rejected.
They refused to recognize who was among them who called himself the Son of God. Jesus is being sarcastic in a way only those familiar with the Scripture would understand. This was all done according to the Scripture.
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So He could not be blaspheming. Since the Bible teaches us there is only one true God, Any creature, by its nature, disqualifies itself from being God. The only creature that exalted itself to claim to be a God, is Lucifer.
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All others that claim this follow in his footsteps. Considering this quote in the gospel of John upholds the deity of Christ, it makes this even more severe that men would take this out of the context and apply it to themselves. Copyright c No portion of this site is to be copied or used unless kept in its original format in the way it appears.
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Children of beings known as the Old Gods, they hold immense power that is possibly surpassed only by the Wellspring , the source of magic itself. They are a very ancient race that play a role in shaping the history of Earth as evidence of them appearing in myths. It appears that they can take an active part in human lives and affairs however, most choose not to.
Deities come in many forms, as diverse as the humans who worship them. Those seen thus far appear to possess a physical form. However, Reynard the Fox has also shown the capability of possessing the bodies of others and work through them, while only briefly showing his true bestial self. He was also able to briefly take the form of his mother to trick hedge witches.
The gods are characterized by their immense durability, knowledge and advanced magical ability. They appear to be virtually immortal and can only be killed by extreme means such as by other gods and powerful magic. The power and complexity of magic a deity can perform appear to be nearly limitless being capable things such as flipping planets over and creating and destroying entire worlds with little effort. Umber , with no assistance, was capable of creating a pocket world of his own design.
Despite this, a god's power can be depleted when a deity gives their entire being into a creation such as Prometheus and Julia Wicker with the Seven Golden Keys. Even if a god loses their power they still retain their immortality and virtual invulnerability. Gods can conceive with mortal beings, their offspring are known as demigods and possess great powers. One such demigod was said to possess "more magic coming off him than every Magician on Earth combined". Gods possess a "god seed" within them which can be transferred to mortals.
Without it, they are left powerless and without magic save for their immortality. A human turned deity can grow this seed through acts of virtue such as answering prayers, performing miracles and granting favors.