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Here is yet another example where Muslims attempt to use a bible verse to disprove the deity of Jesus. They quote John 10:34-36, which reads: "Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, You are gods?' If he called them gods to whom the word of God came -- and scripture cannot be broken -- do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming' because I said 'I am the Son of God?'"

Here is the Muslim argument. Jesus claimed to be god, but so what? Other people in the past have also been called gods. Jesus making the claim is nothing new.

Here is the problem. These three verses quoted by Muslims to disprove the deity of Jesus are sandwiched between two other passages, immediately before and after verses 34-36 that prove just the opposite.

In verse 30, Jesus says, "I and the Father are one." Immediately the Jews pick up stones to stone him for claiming to be God. 

Jesus then makes the statemement above in verses 34-36, which Muslims say disprove Jesus' deity, after he had just told the Pharisees that He and God were one and the same, and for which they picked up stones to kill him for blasphemy.

Then, in verses 37-38, Jesus says "If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you don't believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."

If Jesus says the Father is in him, and he is in the Father, how can that be anything other than claiming the He and the Father are one and the same: God alone!

Here is the problem Muslims have. They do not understand what Jesus was saying when they quote veses 34-36. Jesus was not denying his deity; he was affirming it! Essentially he said (paraphrasing), "Others have come who were called gods, so why do you call me a blasphemer when I say I am God? If they were called gods, it is much more appropriate for me to call myself God because  the Father consecrated me and sent me!" Essentially, Jesus was saying "I deserve the title, because that's who I am!"

If only Muslims would read the entire context of verses they quote, they would save themselves many embarassing moments.