God Did Not Create Another God


Would you take a moment and consider something?

When God created man, He didn’t create another God.

You might think that’s nothing new, but it is a very, very important truth – one that is rarely unpacked when discussing issues of sin and suffering.

There are people who wonder why God, if He exists and is so powerful and wise, created a free agent who could sin (break God’s law).

Others question why Scripture would suggest that Jesus was slain before the foundations of the world (1 Peter 1:19-20).

The answer to these questions and many more is that God did not create another God, only man.

God has certain characteristics that Man could never have simply because he was created. The most obvious are that he is not eternal, omnipotent, immutable, or omniscient. The most important is that Man, no matter how perfect he was at the moment of creation, was not holy as God is Holy.

If God were to create another like unto Himself, then God would not be God. If Man could be created, he couldn’t be eternal.

No matter what God created, His creation could never be Himself, and therefore not God.

God is eternally immutable, unchanging, therefore He cannot sin. On the other hand, Man is not eternal, nor immutable, so even from the beginning of creation, he had the potential, however remote, to sin. Therefore, even though God did not create sin, nor did He cause Adam to sin, sin was inevitable simply because God created a creature that was not Himself.

Why was it part of God’s plan that Jesus would be crucified, even before Adam even sinned? Because simply creating Man brought with it the inevitable possibility, the inevitable reality, that he would need to be redeemed – because he is Man, not God.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. – 1 John 4:9-10 KJV

Simply put, the only way sin could have been avoided would have been for God to never create any being capable of freely communing with Him. If he had created a robot, a machine, then sin would not have been inevitable. But since Adam was given the freedom to choose, a will, and since he was not God, the inevitable required an Emmanuel.

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6 responses to “God Did Not Create Another God

  1. God gave us freewill but we often use it against Him.

  2. Mormons think they can become Gods. It depends on what your definition. Almighty God or a lessor God. You might even get a JW to think that Jesus was a lessor God.

    But Jesus himself used a scripture differently than what I would have, giving a different paraphrase.
    John 10:34-38 New International Version (NIV)

    34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law,(A) ‘I have said you are “gods”’[a]?(B) 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God(C) came—and Scripture cannot be set aside(D)— 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart(E) as his very own(F) and sent into the world?(G) Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’?(H) 37 Do not believe me unless I do the works of my Father.(I) 38 But if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.”(J)

    I actually don’t think the writer meant what Jesus is claiming it says.

    Psalm 82 King James Version (KJV)
    82 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.

    I think Jesus was doing a bait and switch which it might have taken them years to grasp. They wouldn’t have had access to the scripture off hand and would have had to look and when they looked it would have described them. They were accusing him of suggesting he was God while he side stepped that, gave a quick reference that in the end targeted their sin and lack of God like nature.

    No one spans the heavens but God, but the Idea that they are holy and upright able to judge others, well, Jesus had them for dinner. And while he was suggesting the scripture did say that people could be Gods, it was only half of the scripture and a sarcastic tone.

    (bet you didn’t see that comin..LoL)

    As for the plan of God to play a part in his own play. That is something Directors do from time to time.

    • As a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I saw this post and wanted to understand this teaching.

      These scriptures may help bring some understanding to the topic of becoming like God.

      Genesis 1:26–27

      Psalm 82:6

      Matthew 5:48

      Acts 17:29

      Ephesians 4:11–13

      Doctrine and Covenants 76:50–70

      • The Bible verses are from the KJV

      • One of the core reasons you cannot become God or a God is, God by definition is all knowing, spans the heavens, always existed, is in all places at all times.
        You might be able to become everlasting meaning that when God gives you life, then you will live in heaven and not die but other than that. you are not God like.
        Theology wise in Genesis, man broke the most sacred trust with God and God said, the day you shall eat of the tree you shall die. I believe God and they did die, Maybe not physically but as far as being everlasting without some sort of jump start, they would not continue to exist. Only By Gods intervention would they or us ever live again. God do not die or need another God to keep them alive.
        Isaiah 45:5
        5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
        Its easy to read scripture differently if you do not discern the difference between rhetoric and fact. words like (among the Gods) is wrongly used, maybe a better interpretation would be to say, among those that are not part of the physical world like us, those who are in the heavens living with spiritual beings.
        We also who are born again have spiritual bodies as well as physical ones. But we are not yet glorified or translated to that heavenly state. I think the slang, among the Gods, works but to me is wrong, There is only one God. That is fundimental to the Shema Deuteronomy 6:4-8
        So based on this, Huge theology issue, Mormons off the start are part of a cult in that they believe they can themselves be God. The God of this world for example the devil is not a God. Its a term. There is only one God.
        We are made in the image of God, I believe this is a reference to How God chooses to reveal himself to man. Like in Exodus 24:10 or Genesis 18 or in Genesis 3:8 God could and did come in physical form. We are made to look like that, Not God coming as Jesus to look like us. He looked like that first. He can both span the heavens and be in the form of a Man or man like. We are made in his image.

        I hope that clears it up. And our salvation through the cross is done because we could not justify ourselves and by Gods gift we are made clean. We are not Gods nor ever will be Gods or could not work our way or rise up to become Gods. No one can ascend to heaven we just are not swift or able to do such a task. Never will be. Jesus himself has to return to take us home, we need the ride. because we cannot take ourselves there.

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