Rawlings School of Divinity


Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics (MA)


John S. Knox


Self-deification, Scriptures, Christendom, Non-Christendom, Non-Theocracy, Syncretism, Meditation, Culture, Inculturation, Accentuation, Sacro-egoism, Sacro-egotism, Artificial Intelligence, Misinterpretation of Scriptures, Autocracy, Traditions, Adaptation, Rosary, Yoga, Advaita, Buddhism, Self-realization, Enlightenment, Awakening, Church, Temple, Salvation, Flesh, Sinfulness, Idolatry, Monotheism, Myth, Personal Benefits, Politicization


Missions and World Christianity


The self-deification has been the main point on which several related issues have been discussed. No humans are equal with God but are only the servants of God. Even Jesus Christ agreed that the Father is greater than He. The concept of self-deification cannot be used overtly or covertly for self-elevation, Sacro-egoism, Sacro-egotism, self-advantage, or self-probability. On accepting Jesus as one’s personal Lord and Savior, a person may get the blessing of forgiveness of sins, sanctification, salvation, filling of the Holy Spirit, assurance of resurrection, and being with the Lord (on the Second Coming). That does not mean they are equal to God or can perform like God because they are adopted children in Christ (and Jesus was to His core the servant of God). Even if one claims to be God, God’s incommunicable attributes – omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, and omnibenevolence – cannot be inherited. God’s word is inerrant and it can never be altered. Concepts like egalitarianism cannot be used to alter the scriptures in America, Europe, or even India.

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