When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they yelled out in the language of Lycaonia, “The gods have turned into humans and have come down to us!” … The temple of Zeus was near the entrance to the city. Its priest and the crowds wanted to offer a sacrifice to Barnabas and Paul. So the priest brought some bulls and flowers to the city gates. When the two apostles found out about this, they tore their clothes in horror and ran to the crowd, shouting: Why are you doing this? We are humans just like you.“
(Acts 14:11, 13-15 CEV)
Twice in the book of Acts we’re told that people thought Paul was a god because he healed a crippled man (Acts 14:11-18) and didn’t die after a viper hung on his hand (Acts 28:1-6). However, Paul didn’t accept the claim to be divine. He knew who the real God is. When a person is idolized, they become a “god,” but it won’t be long before we realize that they’re only human like us. Paul eventually died and so do the people that we idolize. Jesus Christ, on the other hand, is worthy to be worshipped as God because by everything He did, He proved that He is God. He is alive and well and He is my God!
Jesus Christ is the One true God.