Will we all be gods one day, as Mormons believe?


Full Question

My friend, a Mormon, thinks John 10:34 means we will all be gods someday. I know this isn't what it really means, but can you help me explain why?

Answer

When Jesus said, "Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’?" he was referring to Psalm 82:6, in which God addressed the very mortal although powerful judges of Israel who, because of their high office, were entitled to be called "gods." The next verse of the psalm keeps this in perspective: "nevertheless, you shall die like men, and fall like any prince" (Ps. 82:7).


Jim Blackburn