Daniel P. Barron

All of you are children of the Most High.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 

From a conversation that took place in someone else's channel:


Matt Slick is a false teacher that leads people to hell.


Debate him. He is not a false teacher. You claim that believing in limited atonement makes someone a heretic, but you can't prove it.

I've done a voice chat with him once, at his request. It wasn't very productive. He has an article about our church, and I have responded to it. It's not only limited atonement. There are many other false things that he teaches.


Are you orthodox? What do you believe in?

Not orthodox. I believe in Christ.


You believe that we are Gods as well. Monopolotheism.

It's monopolytheism. I do not say that we are all the God. We are all gods, but not the Gods.


I disagree with your literal interpretation of Psalm 82. i

John 10 says,

31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?”

33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ’? 35 If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), 36 do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38 but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.” 39 Therefore they sought again to seize Him, but He escaped out of their hand.


Seems as though Christ had a literal interpretation of Psalm 82.


Check out "Psalm 82:6, the Mormons and the Jehovah's Witnesses" by Matt Slick. He says,

Psalm 82 is what's called an imprecatory Psalm. In other words, it is a Psalm of condemnation and judgment against the unrighteous. Let's take a look at the entire Psalm.

Okay.


First of all, the word "rulers" in verse 1 (NASB) is the Hebrew word for God: elohim.

Indeed. The verse is better said as "God stands in the congregation of God in the midst of gods He judges."


We can see that the word can be used in reference to rulers and judges because they were those who had great power and authority.

Elohim can be used in reference to judges and rulers because judges and rulers are gods.


Verse 6 is where God refers to the unrighteous rulers as gods, not that they are divine, but that they have the power of life and death in their judgments.

It says that they will die like men. It says that they are "sons of the Most High." They are gods who die.


Therefore, when Jesus quoted Psalm 82:6 in John 10:34, he was condemning the Pharisees as unrighteous leaders as well as confounding them, with the scriptures, about himself being the Son of God.

He was addressing their accusation against Him which was that He had called Himself the Son of God. He pointed out that their own law says He is a son of God, since "He called them gods, to whom the word of God came." He also happens to be the Son of God. His answer is crafty.

  1. Psalm 82:
    1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty;
    He judges among the gods.
    2 How long will you judge unjustly,
    And show partiality to the wicked? Selah
    3 Defend the poor and fatherless;
    Do justice to the afflicted and needy.
    4 Deliver the poor and needy;
    Free them from the hand of the wicked.

    5 They do not know, nor do they understand;
    They walk about in darkness;
    All the foundations of the earth are unstable.

    6 I said, “You are gods,
    And all of you are children of the Most High.
    7 But you shall die like men,
    And fall like one of the princes.”

    8 Arise, O God, judge the earth;
    For You shall inherit all nations.

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