“You will be like God” is one of the Most Wicked Lies of the Devil

Lucifer said: "I will be like the Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depth of the Pit" (Isaiah 14:14-15)

The serpent deceived Eve: "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:5)

Satan’s Deception of Eve in the Garden of Eden

 

"So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil, and Satan, who deceives the whole world, he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Rev. 12:9)

Satan is an expert in the art of deception. He deceived Eve in three ways.

  1. The first thing the devil did is to make the woman doubt the Word of God. "Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God has made. And he said to the woman, ‘Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Gen. 3:1)
  2. The devil changes and contradicts the words of God. God said, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." (Gen. 2:17). "And the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die." (Gen. 3:4)
  3. The devil lied to the woman. He said, "For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Gen. 3:5)

The apostle Paul wrote, "But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." (2 Cor. 11:3).

False Religions teach “You will be like God”

The devil's final temptation of Eve is the most powerful one because it was how Satan himself fell, wanting to be equal with God). Eve tried to become a god herself by her rebellion against the One True God.

The goal of becoming like God is the central teaching of many false religions like Hinduism and other pseudo-Christian cults. This desire to be gods is demonic because Lucifer himself said, "I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High." (Isa. 14:12-15)

The New Age Movement and the desire to be "god" are very strong amongst the young, college educate people in America. It is a religious movement that is centered in SELF- all you need is within - with no defined order of sin, repentance or salvation! You become your own god! The people worship the god of forces and promote the Aquarian Gospel.

New Age regards all religions and religious teachings lead to the same goal. All religions are of equal merit. Satan's primary tactic in opposing God is not to foster atheism but religion; not to prove there is no God but to show that every person is a god. "I have not come to found a new religion," Lord Maitreya says. "I have come to teach the art of Self-realization," something which is neither an ideology nor a religion, but benefits people of all religions and those who have none.

The New Age does express a cloudy sort of religion, claiming vague connections with both Christianity and the major faiths of the East (New Agers like to say that Jesus spent 18 years in India absorbing Hinduism and the teachings of Buddha), plus an occasional dab of pantheism and sorcery.

Correct Understanding and Interpretation of Psalm 82:6 "I said, 'You are gods,"

A Hub has been published to promote the false teaching that every person is a god.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Christianity-the-one-TRUE-Faith-Smile

This hub quotes Psalm 82:6 from several versions of the Bible; "I said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High."

I do not see any contradiction of Psalm 82:6 with my belief that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One True God. As a matter of fact Jesus actually used this same verse to show that He is God (Jn. 10:30-38).

What does Psalm 82:6 really mean?

In the proper understanding of any Biblical verse it must be read in conjunction with the whole chapter that will show us the true meaning of the word "gods". You cannot take one verse of Scripture in isolation and read it out of context without referencing it with the adjoining verses.

Verse 1: "God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods." The first word "God" refers to the One True God. The last word "gods" refers to human judges and not to deity. Exodus 22:28 "You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people." The judges of Israel were taking the place of the One True God in judging the people.

It is very clear in the First Commandment the One True God forbids us to have other gods that are heathen and paganistic. "And God spoke all these words, saying: ‘I am the LORD (YAHWEH) your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me." (Exod. 20:1-3)

"He judges among the gods." means that the One True God is judging with the human judges.

A god in this sense is anyone or anything having power over other people's lives.

Please read the Book of Judges in the Old Testament and you will see the administration and judiciary system of Israel.

Verse 2: "How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked?"

Here the One True God is rebuking Israel's judges for judging unjustly and showing partiality.

Verse 6: "I said, ‘You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.

Verse 7: "But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes."

Here the One True God is rebuking the "gods/judges who will die and fall like other humans.

Nothing is this chapter or verse suggests there are multiple gods who are equal to the One True God. In fact, here the One True God indicates that humans taking God's place in judging others are themselves just as flawed as the people they judge and they will die just the same as them.

Verse 8: "Arise, O God, judge the earth; For You shall inherit all nations." This verse shows that the only righteous judgment will be executed when God judges the earth.

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Comments 15 comments

SirDent 8 years ago

Great hub. The Bible says people will gag at a gnat but swallow a camel. I believe this is happening more today than ever before. Everything coming and going is right and true, in their eyes and hearts.


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arkwriter 8 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A. Author

Thanks, SirDent


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Wbisbill 8 years ago from Tennessee USA

Another Great Hub:

(Isa 14:12) How you are fallen from the heavens, O shining star, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!(Isa 14:13) For you have said in your heart, I will go up to the heavens, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.(Isa 14:14) I will go up above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.


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arkwriter 8 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A. Author

Thanks, Wbisbill


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Your teachings are full of truth. Keep up the good fight.


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arkwriter 8 years ago from Houston, Texas U.S.A. Author

Thanks, Rob


Agro Donkey 8 years ago from Ohio

In the Bible it warns that not word be changed, omitted, or added. The funny thing is the Bible has cut many books out because they were not exceptable to those who put it together. The Bible was wrote so that you can apply it to your own life and find the answer for yourself so to say that any verse means this or that is illogical. It may mean that to you but that doesn't have to mean that to me. I may be wrong in the way that I inturpret it but so may you. The only one who really knows for sure what it means was the one who wrote it.


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RevKEV 8 years ago

Great Job

Spiritual leaders are gods and some are good gods and some are bad gods but they are not theone and only true God and god of Gods.

Psalm 136:2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.

God sending the son of God is more personal then just a god because he is called one mediator  between God and man. Many think we can be mediators for God and this is where the word medium comes from but that is a lie also.

1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Jesus died for sin and no mediator mediam can do that. Good teach Brother Wong!


onusonus 8 years ago

Man has the potential to be like God, We are the offspring of God, Heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, till we all come to a perfect man, when he shall apear we shall be like him, changed into the same image from glory to glory, and he that overcomes will sit with Christ in his throne.


nassau girl 6 years ago

great job, encouraging and revealing


terrydeaton 5 years ago from Kentucky

The deceit of Satan runs rapid. I would hope that you read this comment and search for the hub "The Truth About The Lie" Here is the Lie;Genesis 3: 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

After the sin has been committed; Genesis 3: 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

The deception does not come from being like God. Even God admits the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil. The real lie is; Ye shall not surely die:

We know that Adam died at 930 years old. God said; that in the day thou eatest thou shalt surely die!

Understanding 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. Proves that Adam died in this day. We know that God has no beginning and no ending. Knowing this, gives Eve the belief that she will never die.

The lie that the serpent has told, has continued to deceive the whole world up to this day. Believing that a most inner part, of our being leaves us at death, and moves onto a direct destination, pending our actions while alive, would mean that we will not die. Please, read the Hub I mentioned earlier, and the truth is explained in its entirety.

Remember this; Genesis 2:25 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Immediately after sinning Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Satan promised that they would no good from bad, and their eyes would be opened. God also admits, that this is exactly what happened, and their eyes were opened, and they new they were naked.

The lie; you shall not surely die. Today Christianity teaches that we have an immortal inner being, that lives for eternity. This belief voids, the teaching of Christ, of the resurrection. This teaching voids, the mystery of God, This teaching does not confirm or uphold God to be found true. This teaching upholds, the deceitful lie of Satan.


passingtheword 5 years ago

You are so right. First temptation was In (Genesis 3:5) when Satan told eve she will be like a god. and In Rev 13 Satan will be out teaching and new a better doctrine (A more correct doctrine). This sound a lot like the lds Church. LDS doctrine, people can become God and The Book of Mormon Is the new restored book. or like Brigham young said a more correct book.


karo karapetyan 5 years ago

Peoples check out www.ebiblefellowship.com


Robert 4 years ago

But I thought that we go immediately to heaven? Is there a period of unconsciousness between our deaths and the resurrection? Man teaches that we cease to exist, that is lose all awareness, thinking, etc. upon our death and that it is permanent. But, some Christians teach that, too but that they believe that it is temporary, that we will live again forever at the resurrection.


terrydeaton 3 years ago from Kentucky

Robert the scripture plainly say: the dead are conscious of nothing. Ecclesiastes the last chapter said our spirit is given back to the one who gave it. and our bodies return to dust. This spirit is the Holy Spirit which we receive when living in Christ. In the old testament it reads; and Moses died and gave up the ghost along with many other rightouiis members of Christ family, the scriptures plainly state that they gave up the Ghost and died. But if you read about the wicked dying, it simply says they died. No Spirit to return to God because they never received it. If you went straight to heaven or Hell at death, the resurrection would be null and void. The Great Day of judgement where we all stand at throne at the feet of Jesus, would be useless. Jesus said those who live in Christ will be resurrected into eternal life. Those who die in sin will be resurrected into judgement.

Live in Christ today, receive the Holy Spirit, when and if you die, the Holy Spirit(the helper Jesus gave to us, after leaving the earth)is returned to God. Your soul is the breath of life. God breathed the breath of life through Adams nostrils and he became a living soul. Without breath you are a dead soul. That soul will return to dust. On the day of resurrection, you will live again. what happens after that depends upon your faithful service to Go, from this moment on.

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