Exposing the “I Am God” Blasphemers
by Sandy Simpson, 6/21/21
There are so many people who claim to be Christians today, claiming that they are God. Not just a “little god” but God Almighty. I hate to tell them but there is only one God/man who could ever claim that and His name is Jesus Christ.
Matthew 26:64-66 Jesus said to him, “You have said it yourself. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed! What further need do we have of witnesses? See, you have now heard the blasphemy; what do you think?” They answered, “He deserves death!”
John 10:33 The Jews answered Him, “We are not stoning You for a good work, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.”
Back in the days of Jesus, these modern pretenders would have been stoned to death. The Pharisees were correct in stating that any man claiming to be God is a blasphemer. The problem was they were ignorant of the fact the Jesus WAS God in the flesh and the only man who could ever claim to be. Those who claim to be God are not true believers. Why would you blaspheme the name of the One Who you claim called you?
James 2:7 Do they not blaspheme the good name by which you have been called?
We are warned repeatedly that in the Last Hour there will be many antichrists and that is exactly what we are seeing.
1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour.
Of course, many false religionists and cultists have claimed to be God. We expect that level of lying from them. But now the tide has turned and those false brethren who tell their followers they are Christ or God are increasing daily. They often claim that because they are born again, which apparently they are not, they are not just children of Jesus they are actually Jesus Himself. Nowhere in the Bible does it claim that followers of Jesus are Jesus Himself. If they are truly born again they are children of God (1 John 3:1), servants of God (2 Cor. 6:4), the bride of Christ (Rev. 19:7), and corporately the body of Christ (Rom. 12:5). But they cannot be God Almighty because He alone is sovereign (Ps. 103:19), omnipotent (Rev. 19:6), omniscient (John 16:30; 21:17; cf. 2:23-24), omnipresent (Matt. 18:20; 28:20; John 3:13; Eph.1:23; 4:10: Col. 3:11), and self-existent (John 5:26). The Created, meaning men, for example, are none of those things. But men in their rush to get followers and glory, are pretty quick to start calling themselves God. But …
A. There is only One God: Explicit Statements
1. OT: Deut. 4:35; 39; 32:39; 2 Sam. 22:32; Isa. 37:20:
43:10; 44:6-8; 45:5; 14;21-22; 46:9
2. NT: John 5:44; Rom. 3:30; 16:27; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; Gal. 3:20; Eph. 4:6; 1 Tim. 1:17; 2:5; James 2:19; Jude 25
B. There is none like God (in His essence)
1. Explicit statements: Ex. 8:10; 9:14; 15:11; 2 Sam.
7:22; 1 Kgs. 8:23; 1 Chr. 17:20; Psa. 86:8; Isa. 40:18, 25: 44:7; 46:5, 9; Jer.
10:6-7; Micah 7:18
2. Claiming to be like God is a Satanic lie: Gen. 3:5; Isa. 14:14; John 8:44
3. Fallen man become "like God" only in that he took upon himself to know good and evil, not that he acquired godhood: Gen. 3:22
C. There is only one true God: 2 Chr. 15:3; Jer. 10:10; John 17:3; 1 Thess. 1:9; 1 John 5:20-21
D. All other "gods" are therefore false gods (idols), not gods at all: Deut. 32:21; 1 Sam. 12:21; Psa. 96:5; Isa. 37:19; 41:23-24, 29; Jer. 2:11; 5:7; 16:20; 1 Cor. 8:4; 10:19-20
Before I shock you with famous so-called “Christians” who claim to be God, let me remind you of the many cultists who have claimed Godhood for themselves. Most people remember the book and movie “Out On A Limb” where Shirley is seen at the beach declaring she is God.
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I remember thinking at the time that God looking down probably got a laugh at the thought that this actress could consider herself to be God. Other pretenders include Ariffin Mohammed, Wayne Bent, Sergey Torap, David Shayler, Inri Cristo, Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh, Charles Manson, Lazlo Toth, Appolo Quibiloi, and Jim Jones among others. It is no wonder most of them turned out to be perverts and/or criminals.
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But the serious subject we are tackling here is one where people in the Word of Faith and New Apostolic movement have claimed or are claiming they are God. Let’s start with one of the more recent.
He obviously got this idea from his mentor Kenneth Copeland.
Joel Osteen is a long-time Word of Faith preacher as was his father.
Joyce Meyer fully subscribes to Word of Faith doctrines
They all got these ideas from their mentor Kenneth Hagin.
Paula White has made many blasphemous statements, including her and her latest husband tell their congregation that if they are married they should watch pornography.
Paula White (porn then claims to be God)
Paul Crouch famously, along with Benny Hinn, called himself a “little god” and “little messiah”.
Todd White is a product of Bethel Church and Bill Johnson who teach that people can be saved if an “anointed” person comes into contact with them.
Holy Spirit Ignored
Creflo Dollar has stated he is God many times.
Morris Cerullo, now deceased, claimed to be Jesus.
Francis Chan claims men are just like Jesus was.
Joseph Prince claims much the same. Kenneth Copeland is a mentor of his.
There are many, many more. The landscape of our modern times is filled with more false teachers, false prophets, and antichrists than ever before in history. The fact of the matter, though, is that there is only one God.
1 Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
Ephesians 4:6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,
He is in all who believe by the Holy Spirit indwelling true believers, not in all men and men do not become God. John 10:34 is often misinterpreted by those who want to claim to be God.
John 10:34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, "You are gods"‘?
Psalms 82:6 I have said, "Ye are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High."
John Gill Commentary says this about this declaration:
I said, ye are gods? which is spoken to civil magistrates, so called, because of their authority and power; and because they do, in some sort, represent the divine majesty, in the government of nations and kingdoms. Many of the Jewish writers, by "gods", understand "the angels". The Targum paraphrases the words thus: “I said ye are accounted as angels, as the angels on high, all of you;”
The great sin that started it all was Adam believing that he would be like God if he ate the forbidden fruit. But the actual start of sin was that of Satan claiming he would be like God.
Isaiah 14:12-15 (ASV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations! And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to Sheol, to the uttermost parts of the pit.
The “big lie” is that created beings can become God. Satan was clever to tempt the first man and woman with the three sins of the world.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Wanting to do anything, including disobeying God, to become God is the sin of the pride of life, perhaps the most deadly of all sins.