Creflo Dollar: “You are gods, little-g.”
Paula White: “You are a little god.”
Jim Jones: “I’m a god and you’re a god.”
Benny Hinn: “Psalm 82 verse 1 says, ‘God standeth in the congregation of the mighty,’ that’s you. ‘He judgeth among the gods.’ Who are the gods? You are.”
Joyce Meyer: “God calling His creation, His man, little gods.”
Psalm 82 says, “God has taken His place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods He holds judgment,” and says, “‘How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?'”
Evil kings who perverted justice had let authority go to their head, so the Lord sarcastically called them gods. But unlike God, “They have neither knowledge nor understanding. They walk about in darkness.” He goes on to say, “You are gods, sons of the Most High; nevertheless like men you shall die,” reminding them that they are not gods.
In John 10, the people wanted to stone Jesus for blasphemy because He called Himself God. Jesus said, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? If He called them gods to whom the word of God came, and Scripture cannot be broken, do you say of Him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?”
Jesus was saying, “You hate the Son of God, and you’re accusing me of blasphemy? You’re among the gods Scripture says will die like men.” When God calls men little gods it’s not a description. It’s derision. So humble yourself and fear God, when we understand the text.
“He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then He will speak to them in His wrath and terrify them in His fury, saying, ‘As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill.’ Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 2:4-6, 10-12