The Scripture Cannot Be Broken
“If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken). …”
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The Jews were close to stoning Jesus Christ, accusing Him of blasphemy: “You, being a Man, make Yourself God” (verse 33).
Jesus answered by quoting Psalm 82:6, where Asaph wrote about humans using the Hebrew word elohim, a name of God that was also used of human judges. Asaph wrote, “I said, ‘You are gods [elohim], and all of you are children of the Most High. But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes’” (Psalm 82:6-7).
Jesus clearly showed that even these mortal men were referred to as gods in the inspired Scriptures, and He reminded His hearers what they already believed—that the Scripture was true and trustworthy. It cannot be broken or loosed. If any part of the Bible seems to contradict another part, it only shows our lack of understanding, not any error in the original inspired text.
Jesus Christ, who did God’s works, certainly had more right than the wicked judges to be called the Son of God. And, in fact, He literally was God’s divine Son.
Those who heard Christ could not refute His argument but still sought to seize and kill Him.
For more about God’s inspired Word, see “How Do We Know the Bible Is True?” For more about why God called men gods and children of God, see “Children of God.”