reply to post by hawkiye
Advaita Vedanta said we are God long before Jesus;
Adi Da explained Consciousness in two words.
From the above posters link:
"Here's the question: WHO OR WHAT ARE YOU?" Now here is what the answer is not. It is not a human being, a son of God, a spirit or soul. So if God
says that none of these common answers are correct, what could it be?"
"This is an odd line of questioning for you," Wayne said, looking at me suspiciously. "Are you sure you didn't get hit on the head and see the Big
"No. Nothing like that." I tried to sound nonchalant, but I didn't know whether or not Wayne guessed something was up. "Just been doing some
thinking. I want your serious answer here. How would you answer the question?"
"OK. I'll play along. Not son of God, not human, not spirit, not soul. Well, Jesus said something interesting about who we are that is in none of
"That might be helpful. What did he say?"
"He said we are gods."
"That sounds like Mormon teachings." I've studied quite a bit about different religious teachings and so has Wayne.
"Yes, the Mormons have a slant in that direction, but in addition to them there are billions of people on earth with some type of belief that man is
a god of some sort. Most of the Christians believe this doctrine is heresy however."
"But you are telling me that Jesus actually said it in the Bible? How does the actual wording go?"
Wayne took a sip of coffee and leaned forward. "I remember clearly three words he said. "It was Ye are gods."
"Jesus called us Gods?" I asked in hushed tones. I remember the Bible calling us Sons of God, but Gods? Do you remember where that scripture
"I'm pretty sure it's in the gospel of John."
"John?" I sputtered, spilling several drops of coffee on my lap.
"Careful there," Wayne grinned. "Are you sure you didn't have some vision or something? You look pale." He looked carefully at my face.
"Here lately I'm not sure of anything," I said lamely "You really think Jesus said that in the book of John?"
"Like I said, I'm pretty sure. John the Beloved himself recorded that. He was definitely the best New Testament author. Keep in mind though that
most Christians don't think he was seriously telling us we are gods."
"So, what do you think? Do you think we're gods?"
"Look at it this way," said Wayne. "God is supposed to be everywhere, right?"
"That's what they say."
"You occupy some of that space they call everywhere, don't you?"
"So, is God in the space you occupy?"
"If He is everywhere, then the answer is yes."
"That means that God is in you."
"So would God be in your heart, brain, liver and even your cells?"
"Well, they are all part of everywhere. If God is omnipresent then I guess He would be in every atom of my body." I was catching on to Wayne's
"So if God is in every atom of your body you are made of God. It follows then that you are God. If it's in you through and through, then it's
"So, do you think that is true? Do you really think we are Gods?"
"Hell, I don't know," Wayne said, leaning back in his seat. "I'm not even one hundred percent sure that there is a God. Sometimes I'm not even
sure I am here on earth. Maybe everything is just a great dream and when we wake up there's nothing there. Or maybe when we wake up we are in some
place that makes sense. Better yet, maybe we'll wake up on a south sea island full of beautiful girls to take care of our every need." Wayne grinned
at this thought. Poor guy hadn't had a girlfriend in a long time.
"Very interesting thinking, but that scripture you mentioned interests me the most. I'm going to look it up when I get home," I said excitedly. "I
faintly remember reading it, but never thought of it in the context that we could actually be gods." I couldn't wait to get home!
"Don't take it too seriously and expect me to worship you," Wayne smiled.
I cut our conversation short and sped home and started researching the book of John. Finally I found the scripture in chapter ten:
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, "Ye are gods?"
John 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
John 10:36 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?
After a little research I realized that the "law" that Jesus mentioned was the book of Psalms. Jesus seemed to be saying that those who received the
law of God or scriptures were called gods. Just maybe...maybe that was the answer. We are more than human. We are gods. I will admit however, it
seemed odd to think of myself as a god, but apparently the answer that John wanted was not just your standard Sunday school formula.