God"god" is a very relative term.
Angels were referred to as God, even Jehovah.You will find that when God first communicated with
Moses he appeared in a burning bush. And an angel spoke from the
bush. (Exodus 3:2) and the
"angel" said to Moses: "And he went on to say: 'I am
the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God
of Jacob.' Then Moses concealed his face, because he was afraid to look
at the [true] God." (Exodus 3:5,6)
Jehovah was still invisible in the
heavens, but, he sent an angel to represent him. The angel was God to Moses.
Again, at Psalm 82:1 it reads: "God is stationing himself in the assembly of the Divine One; (or "God"- Hebrew Masoretic text; or "gods"- LXX; or "angels" - Syriac Peshitta Version) In the middle of the gods (godlike ones- Hebrew; "elohim" or "theoi- LXX or "angels"- Syriac (see Psalm 8:5, footnote b) Or according to the Targums- "judges.") he judges:" (Psalm 82:1)
Even Satan is a god.(2 Corinthians 4:4)
Jehovah made Moses a god to pharoah(Exodus 7:1) Moses was not a false god. He was a messenger of God, or the word of God, much the same way Jesus was.
1 Corinthians 8:5 says: For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or on earth; as there are gods many, and lords many; yet to us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we through him.
How others have viewed angels and men as gods:
"The pre-Arian discussion of the Angel-Christology did not turn simply on the question whether Christ was an angel, but on another issue, namely, in what sense could he, as an angel, rank as God. The explanation which was offered by the supporters of the Angel-Christology was that Christ, according to his nature, was a high angel, but that he was named 'God'; for the designation 'God' was ambiguous. The word 'God' did mean, in the first place, the absolute divine omnipotence but it was also used for the beings who served this deus verus [Latin, 'god true'= (the) true God]. That these were designated 'gods' implies reverence and recognition of Him who sent them and whom they thus represented. Consequently in the Scriptures (Exod. xxii, 28), not only angels, but even men could be called 'gods' [cf. Ps. 8:5; Heb. 2:7, 9; Ps. 82:6, 7; John , 35] without according them the status in the strict sense. Even Latantius [260-330 C.E.] had thought in this way2 ... 2 Latantius, inst. Epitome [The Epitome Of The Divine Institutes], 37."-Martin Werner, The Formation Of Christian Dogma, p. 140.
"I said you are gods. Scripture gives the name of gods to those on whom God has conferred an honourable office. He whom God has separated, to be distinguished above all others [His Son] is far more worthy of this honourable title ... The passage which Christ quotes [at John 10:34] is in Psalm lxxxii , 6, I have said, You are gods, and all of you are children of the Most High; where God expostulates with the kings and judges of the earth, who tyrannically abuse the authority and power for their own sinful passions, for oppressing the poor, and for every evil action ... Christ applies this to the case in hand, that they receive the name of gods, be- cause they are God's ministers for governing the world. For the same reason Scripture calls the angels gods, because by them the glory of God beams forth on the world ... In short, let us know that magistrates are called gods, because God has given them authority."-John Calvin, Commentary on the Gospel According to John, p. 419, 20.
"We have learned that those only are deified who have lived near to God in holiness and virtue."-Justin Martyr, The First Apology Of Justin, chapter XXI (21); ANF, Vol. I, p. 170.
"For we cast blame upon Him, because we have not been made gods from the beginning, but at first merely men, then at length gods;"-Irenaeus, Irenaeus Against Heresies, Book IV (4), chapter XXXVIII (38), § 4; ANF, Vol. I, p. 52
"[the Son] having bestowed on us the truly great, divine, and inalienable inheritance of the Father, deifying man by heavenly teaching,"-Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation To The Heathen (or, The Greeks, or, The Gentiles), chapter XI (11); ANF, Vol. II, p. 203.
"But let us, O children of the Father-nurslings of the
good Instructor [Christ]-fulfil the Father's will ...
and meditating on the heavenly mode of life according to which we have been
deified, let us anoint ourselves with the perennial, immortal bloom of
"The Creator did not wish to make him [mankind] a god, and failed in His aim; nor an angel-be not deceived-but a man. For if He had wished to make thee a god, He could have done so. Thou hast the example of the Logos [the Word, the Son]"-Hippolytus, The Refutation Of All Heresies, Book X (10), chapter XXIX (29); ANF, Vol. V (5), p. 151.
"And thou shalt be a companion of the Deity, and a co-heir with Christ, no longer enslaved by lusts or passions, and never again wasted by disease. For thou hast become God ... For the Deity, (by condescension,) does not diminish aught of the dignity of His divine perfection; having made thee even God unto His glory!"-ibid., chapter XXX (30); ibid., p. 153.
"If, therefore, man has become immortal, he will also be God. And if he is made God by water and by the Holy Spirit after the regeneration of the laver he is found to be also joint-heir with Christ after the resurrection of the dead."-Hippolytus, Discourse On The Holy Theophany, § 8; ANF, Vol. V, p. 237.
"For He [the Son of God] was made man that we might be
made God."-Athanasisus, Incarnation Of The Word,
(De Incarnatione Verbi
Dei), The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Edinburgh, T&T Clark; Grand
Rapids, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; Second
Series, Vol. IV (4), p. 65, reprinting of October, 1987.
"For He has become Man, that He might deify us in Himself,
and He has been born of a woman, and
begotten of a Virgin in order to transfer to Himself our erring
generation, and that we may become henceforth a holy race, and 'partakers of
the Divine Nature,' as blessed Peter wrote. (2 Peter 1:4)-Athanasius, Letters of Athanasius,
(Lx. Ad Adelphiun), 60.4; ibid.,
True as Opposed to False
In John 1:9 Jesus is called the "True Light". But yet his disciples are also called "Light"(Matt ). Does that mean that they are false lights?
Jesus is called the "Faithful and TRUE witness" at . But at Acts 1:8 Christians are said to be "witnesses". Are they false witnesses. Of course not. All these uses of the TRUE are used archetypically, as opposed to a copy of something. That is the way we should be looking at this.
Trinity is Latin?!
Actually, trinity is an english translation of the latin word trinitas, WHICH COMES FROM THE GREEK WORK TRIAS. Maybe we could ask why trias isn't in the bible.
This actually is in the Bible. Theocratic means "god-rule". Theos and God are certainly in the bible....as is rule...as is God's Kingdom and the Kingdom of God(Daniel 2:44;Matthew 6:33; 12:28 etc. The trinity, or even the idea of a Triune God IS NOT in the bible.