What does it mean when Jesus said, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, you are gods’”? My friend, a mormon, thinks this means “you will be gods yourself someday”. I know this isn’t what it means but I don’t have a good answer for her. Can you help me answer her correctly? Thank you.
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).