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A remnant will return, a remnant of Jacob will return to the Mighty God." If Yahweh is referred to as "Mighty God" wouldn't it be somewhat blasphemous to apply the same designation to anyone of lesser significance?
In some Jehovah's Witness literature it is intimated that there are three classes of divine beings: The one true God, false gods, and something in between, "creatures which, by virtue of their might and authority over other creatures are legitimately designated 'gods'." How a creature could be neither the True God, when the Bible is unmistakable in declaring there is only one, nor a false god who is not legitimate at all -- and yet still be "a god", is puzzling to say the least.
So far as Exodus 22:8-9 and 28 are concerned, in Hebrew it is clearly the word "God" (Elohim) and though certain translations may want to make this word mean "judges," there is no evidence to suggest that this is reasonable; there are no other places in the Bible where such a translation of the term could at all be justified, and to take it as meaning "God" in Exodus makes perfect sense.
Finally, it may be useful to quote at least a portion of a letter written by Julius R.
Every analogy breaks down, every example remains less than completely satisfying. No, there is no other Rock; I know not one." Isaiah 45:5-6 I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. The Son is God John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Greek grammatical construction leaves no doubt whatsoever that this is the only possible rendering of the text.
It must be understood that the doctrine of The Trinity is designed to remove the paradox that, though the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God, yet there is but one God. There is Only One God Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our God, Yahweh is one. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me. The subject of the sentence is Word (logos), the verb was.
Deuteronomy You were shown these things so that you might know that Yahweh is God; besides him there is no other. There can be no direct object following was, since according to grammatical usage, intransitive verbs take no objects but take instead predicate nominative which refer back to the subject, in this case, word (logos) it is therefore easy to see that no article is needed for theos (God), and to translate it "a god" is both incorrect grammar and poor Greek, since theos is the predicative nominative of was in the third sentence-clause of the verse and must refer back to the subject word (logos) Christ then, if he is the word "made flesh" (Jn ) can be no one else except God, unless the Greek text and consequently God's word be denied." "The Word was with God" means that the Word was with the person commonly known as "God", that is, the Father -- while "the Word was God" means that the Word was himself God by nature as much God as the Father, without being the same person as the Father. Besides the problems in Greek with those who would suggest that the verse should be translated "the word was a god", such a translation seriously contradicts the Scriptures which say there is no other God but the one true God.
For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many "gods" and many "lords"), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
According to 1 Corinthians, if the Word in John 1:1 is anything other than the one true God -- simply "a god" -- then he is false and evil.
They will bring you down to the pit, and you will die a violent death in the heart of the seas.