21 Oct

Psalm 82 and John 10 – Ye Are Gods Explained

Ye Are Gods

Today we are going to talk about the best explanation of Psalm 82 and John 10 I have ever read or seen. This is a Youtube Video and the words within the video might be hard for people to find doing a rudimentary Google search. I will put some of this content into text words such that you can find it much easier. This explanation of Psalm 82 and John 10 is by Steven Bancarz. Steven is a former New Ager. He is now a brother in Christ. Many of the videos he posts have taught me things about the New Age that I did not know. Although I must say the New Age has always alarmed me. It can be hard to put into words and pinpoint what it is for the average Christian. Steven Bancarz does a great job at doing just that and I encourage him to keep up this tremendous service.

Now it has been said in to scriptures of the Bible “ye are gods”. The New Age runs with this, delights in this, and uses it as leverage against Christians and quite frankly the rest of the Bible. For a long time I thought perhaps it was unfair of the New Age to do this. Turns out I was right if you believe Steven – and I do especially on this topic. He explains this eloquently right here …

Below is a transcript of what Steven is saying in general. He first quotes John 10 …

Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. – John 33-38 (KJV)

And then he explains Jesus is quoting Psalm 82:6 …

1 {A Psalm of Asaph.} God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

2 How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.

Mind you, in my own words, Jesus is quoting the Old Testament here. He quoted the Old Testament many times. So obviously Jesus knew and respected the Old Testament. The real consciousness of Christ aka “Christ Consciousness” knew and respected the Old Testament. Do you New Agers? Hmmmm.

Now back to Steven’s video. Steven elaborates the New Age interprets these two scriptures gnostically as we are little gods ascending the ladder of deification. Or mystically to mean that God is in all things (attempting to justify pantheism by the way). Presented with gusto and confidence and used against Christians by people like Deepak Chopra. He highlights a quote from Deepak …

I interpreted this as “those who have knowledge of God are God.” In Eastern philosophical systems there’s an established idea of a path through personal consciousness to a collective conscience to a universal conscience, which people call the divine. I concluded that Jesus must have experienced this consciousness, and that he must have followed a path.” – Deepak Chopra on Jesus

My own thoughts again here. Jesus was a Jew. He was not an Eastern Mystic. He was not a Buddhist nor a Taoist nor a Hindu. What Deepak and many others in the New Age try to do is convert Jesus into something he was not. Square peg does not fit in round hole. Jesus quoted the Old Testament which is fact and he did it often. So how can you have the “Christ Consciousness” if you don’t know and respect the Old Testament? How can you have the Christ Consciousness if you don’t know your bible thoroughly? Logically you can’t. Back to Steve.

Steve explains we need to elaborate on Psalm 82 and John 10 (absolutely!). This video explains who were these verses addressing, why were they called “gods”, why did Jesus reference Psalm 82, and was Jesus telling us we are all gods. He then goes on to eloquently teach us about the Old Testament Judges. This video answers so many questions. It is one of the greatest Christian videos I have seen this year. It is a must watch for Christians and New Agers alike.

Check out more videos by Steven Bancarz here.