God gets His glory from us, John 17: 10; parents get their glory from their
children, though we are ordinary; see also 2 Thessalonians 1:10, God only gets
admiration from those who believe, and in 3 Nephi 19: 29, the Lord asks in
prayer, something for Himself, which seems selfish, yet even God prays to His
Father for things He wants, "that I may be glorified in them, (us)"
Does God want to be popular? Yes, even He seeks attention and has needs, and
desires we look at statues of Him, artwork of Him and ponder His, plan, family
and mysteries. He desires we read of Him and enter His holy house. And then
we become more unique, creative and free.
RE: John 10:34 Ye are gods=( theoi, G plural) The reason the OT
judges(Psalm 82:6) could be called gods is because they were the means of the
word of God (John 10:35). Jesus deserves much more than they to be
called God. He is the Word incarnate, whom the Father sanctified and sent into
the world to save the world (10:36). In light of the prologue to the Gospel of
John, it seems this interpretation would have been most natural for the author.
If it is permissible to call men “gods” because they were the
vehicles of the word of God, how much more permissible is it to use the word
“God” of him who is the Word of God?@John 1:1-3 In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word
was with God in the beginning. All things were *created by him, and apart from
him not one thing was created that has been *created”= made”=
(ginomai Grk “nothing came into existence without Him(creation ex
The Gospel of John gives us the perhaps best insight into the inner reality of
Jesus and who he really was.I’m curious how the author would
interpret the following verses:“Very truly I tell you,”
Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” - John 8:58“Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the
Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority.
Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” - John
14:10“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that
thou hast sent me.” - John 17:21“Jesus answered them,
"Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said you are
"gods"'?” - John 10:34