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Apotheosis means to glorify something or someone to an equal level with divinity.  It can also mean to exalt a person to an extremely high degree.  Mormonism exalts people to the level of gods in their doctrine of exaltation. Roman Catholics exalt Mary to an extremely high position second only to the Divine Himself and have even said . . .

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 460, "The Word became flesh to make us "partakers of the divine nature": "For this is why the Word became man, and the Son of God became the Son of man: so that man, by entering into communion with the Word and thus receiving divine sonship, might become a son of God." "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God." "The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods."


About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.