Friday, March 06, 2015

God Made god

Exodus 7:1 KJV
And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

There is no reason to avoid this passage or attempt to explain it away. The there is no other God but God he made Moses a god to Pharaoh. John Gill writes,"I have made thee a god to Pharaoh; not a god by nature, but made so; he was so by commission and office, clothed with power and authority from God to act under him in all things he should direct; not for ever, as angels are gods, but for a time; not in an ordinary way, as magistrates are gods, but in an extraordinary manner; and not to any other but to Pharaoh, being an ambassador of God to him, and as in his room and stead to, rule over him, though so great a monarch; to command him what he should do, and control him when he did wrong, and punish him for his disobedience, and inflict such plagues upon him, and do such miracles before him, as no mere man of himself, and none but God can do; and even exercise the power of life and death, as in the slaying of the firstborn, that Pharaoh should stand in as much fear of him, as if he was a deity, and apply to him to remove the plagues upon him, as if he was one:"

Moses, though technically a slave, was granted an unusual audience with Pharaoh, a position of elevation. Further he made demands to Pharaoh and lived, he could have been executed. Also, he did signs and wonders, which Pharaoh was subject to, making him lower than Moses.

·       Moses was made a god and not inherently God.
·       Moses was made a god only to Pharaoh.

·       Moses was made a god to Pharaoh only for this time.

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