posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 07:18 PM
a reply to: GrandCourtJester
It means that believers in the prophecied Messiah are born again as a new spiritual creation which shares in the nature of God.
So believers are little gods because they are in God and God is in them.
However, as a believer/little god, you must continue to integrate your thinking with God by learning and living on His word. Failure to do so will
kill your intellectual relationship with God (but you will die like men), and therefore you will abort your inherited royal status in Christ (like a
fallen prince). However, eternal salvation cannot be lost.
For a believer, the difference between being called god, and dying like men, is the difference between being part of God's kingdom or spending
eternity in the darkness out side the kingdom.
For nonbelievers, the difference is salvation versus the lake of fire.
Jesus quoted Psalm 82 to show how Israel had failed to believe, and therefore would die and fall.