DID JESUS SAY THAT MEN CAN BECOME GODS?
JOHN 10:34: “Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?” — If God is the only God, why did Jesus say “Ye are gods”?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that the spirits of all humans are the literal offspring of an “exalted man” in Heaven whom they call, “God our Heavenly Father” and his spiritual Goddess wife, known as “Heavenly Mother.” They claim that that every human should attain to be exalted as a “god” in the same way that they claim that God the Father and His wife have been “exalted.” Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of Mormonism taught:
“God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens!…I say, if you were to see him today, you would see him like a man in form—like yourselves in all the person, image, and very form as a man.…I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea.…he was once a man like us; yea, that God himself, the Father of us all, dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did. …Here, then, is eternal life—to know the only wise and true God; and you have got to learn how to be Gods yourselves, and to be kings and priests to God, the same as all Gods have done before you, namely, by going from one degree to another… from exaltation to exaltation, until you… sit in glory, as do those who sit enthroned in everlasting power.”—Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, compiled by Joseph Fielding Smith,pp. 345-346 Continue reading Did Jesus say that Men can become Gods?