• Trey Harper

God-tier

If you are younger, especially a gamer, you are already familiar with the title term. God-tier is a descriptor assigned to the best; the best weapon, hero, player, etc. I want to suggest that this phrase should be bothersome to you, and I recommend you not use the phrase. Here’s why.

Nothing is like God. Nothing is as powerful as God. No one is as good as God. You probably already knew that. The argument you should use is, “I know, but I’m just saying it’s the best.” However, the creator of the universe is not the best- He is the ONLY. Psalm 86.8 reads, “There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours”. To say something is like God is, at the very least, false.

In calling something god-tier you are stating it shares some amount of equality with God. Whether you mean it like that or not, it is exactly what you are stating. Your words matter. Think about it like this, if you wanted to praise God, how would you do that? Words, right? There is a verse about that too. In James 3, we are told that our words should not be good sometimes and bad sometimes; for instance, saying God has an equal and then praising Him for being like no other. “Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water?” (James 3.11)

God is not some fake ideal that does not care about His name. God tells Ezekiel (36.23), “I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them.” The god-tier statement is you playing with fire. Remember, holiness means “otherness”. Otherness, meaning different, uncommon.

Here is my fear. If you consider something comparable to God, then you don’t understand how big God is. Nothing compares to God. There is nothing that comes close. If you can compare something to God, your idea of Him is too small. It is my desire that all people have a strong relationship with God. God is not an ideal, or a far-off thing. He is a living, caring, all-powerful lover of your soul. The better you know Him, the better your relationship will be. Until then, don’t refer to Him so loosely. God is special and should be treated thus.