Ps 82:6 I say, "You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you;
Isa 41:23 Tell us what is to come hereafter, that we may know that you are gods; do good, or do harm, that we may be dismayed and terrified.
Joh 10:34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?
Joh 10:35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),
Joh 10:36 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'?
We monotheists who believe in "one" God, albeit in the trinitarian three persons of the Father, Son, and Spirit Godhead per:
1Jo 5:7 (KJ21) For there are three that bear record in Heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one
find it discomforting at least and blasphemous at worst to call humans "gods."
We feel that that type of polytheistic paganism went out and should have gone out with the dark ages, and thus tend to feel like:
Mt 9:3 And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, "This man is blaspheming."
So we believers are all now "sons of God" according to:
Ge 6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men that were of old, the men of renown.
De 32:8 When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of men, he fixed the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the sons of God.
Mt 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Ro 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Ga 3:26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
So as I write to you the reader, feel honored as a son of God (by definition, of course).
No need for me to shoot, steal from, nor rape you now. Nor you, me.
Having said all that, we now divert attention to that Trinitarian Almighty God, frequently known as LORD and not simply Lord (more understandable than YHWH or Yahweh or G-d).
From the sixties on, many of my generation have one-sidedly overstressed "peace, not war." "Make love, not war" has been the mantra of the hippies now settled down to being suburban bumper-sticker protestors against everything from the Vietnam war to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
This in spite of the enlightenment of one of their rock songs:
Ec 3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
Ec 3:8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Ec 3:17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for he has appointed a time for every matter, and for every work.
Am 5:13 Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time; for it is an evil time.
Here is some of what Scripture says about peace:
Ge 26:29 that you will do us no harm, just as we have not touched you and have done to you nothing but good and have sent you away in peace. You are now the blessed of the LORD."
Ge 34:5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled his daughter Dinah; but his sons were with his cattle in the field, so Jacob held his peace until they came.
Ge 44:17 But he said, "Far be it from me that I should do so! Only the man in whose hand the cup was found shall be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father."
Le 7:14 And of such he shall offer one cake from each offering, as an offering to the LORD; it shall belong to the priest who throws the blood of the peace offerings [blood for peace?].
Le 7:15 And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten on the day of his offering; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
Le 23:19 And you shall offer one male goat for a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings [violently killing animals for peace].
Nu 7:23 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male lambs a year old. This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar [what a waste of poor defenseless animals?].
De 20:10 "When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it.
De 20:11 And if its answer to you is peace and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you.
De 20:12 But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it;
De 23:6 You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days for ever.
Jos 10:4 "Come up to me, and help me, and let us smite Gibeon; for it has made peace with Joshua and with the people of Israel."
Jos 11:19 There was not a city that made peace with the people of Israel, except the Hivites, the inhabitants of Gibeon; they took all in battle.
1Sa 10:27 But some worthless fellows said, "How can this man save us?" And they despised him, and brought him no present. But he held his peace.
2Sa 6:17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent which David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
2Sa 10:19 And when all the kings who were servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel, and became subject to them. So the Syrians feared to help the Ammonites any more.
1Ki 2:5 "Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, how he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, Abner the son of Ner, and Amasa the son of Jether, whom he murdered, avenging in time of peace blood which had been shed in war, and putting innocent blood upon the girdle about my loins, and upon the sandals on my feet.
1Ki 2:6 Act therefore according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to Sheol in peace.
1Ki 2:33 So shall their blood come back upon the head of Joab and upon the head of his descendants for ever; but to David, and to his descendants, and to his house, and to his throne, there shall be peace from the LORD for evermore."
1Ki 8:63 Solomon offered as peace offerings to the LORD twenty-two thousand oxen and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.
2Ki 9:22 And when Joram saw Jehu, he said, "Is it peace, Jehu?" He answered, "What peace can there be, so long as the harlotries and the sorceries of your mother Jezebel are so many?"
2Ki 9:31 And as Jehu entered the gate, she said, "Is it peace, you Zimri, murderer of your master?"
1Ch 19:19 And when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David, and became subject to him. So the Syrians were not willing to help the Ammonites any more.
1Ch 21:26 And David built there an altar to the LORD and presented burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the LORD, and he answered him with fire from heaven upon the altar of burnt offering.
2Ch 30:22 And Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good skill in the service of the LORD. So the people ate the food of the festival for seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the LORD the God of their fathers.
Ezr 9:12 Therefore give not your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.'
Es 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have held my peace; for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king."
Job 12:6 The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.
Ps 35:20 For they do not speak peace, but against those who are quiet in the land they conceive words of deceit.
Pr 10:10 He who winks the eye causes trouble, but he who boldly reproves makes peace.
Pr 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
So 8:10 I was a wall, and my breasts were like towers; then I was in his eyes as one who brings peace.
Isa 57:21 There is no peace, says my God, for the wicked."
Isa 59:8 The way of peace they know not, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked, no one who goes in them knows peace.
Jer 14:13 Then I said: "Ah, Lord GOD, behold, the prophets say to them, 'You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.'"
Jer 16:5 "For thus says the LORD: Do not enter the house of mourning, or go to lament, or bemoan them; for I have taken away my peace from this people, says the LORD, my steadfast love and mercy.
Jer 28:9 As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the LORD has truly sent the prophet."
Jer 43:12 He shall kindle a fire in the temples of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them and carry them away captive; and he shall clean the land of Egypt, as a shepherd cleans his cloak of vermin; and he shall go away from there in peace.
La 3:17 my soul is bereft of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is;
Eze 7:25 When anguish comes, they will seek peace, but there shall be none.
Eze 13:10 Because, yea, because they have misled my people, saying, 'Peace,' when there is no peace; and because, when the people build a wall, these prophets daub it with whitewash;
Eze 13:16 the prophets of Israel who prophesied concerning Jerusalem and saw visions of peace for her, when there was no peace, says the Lord GOD.
Eze 45:15 and one sheep from every flock of two hundred, from the families of Israel. This is the offering for cereal offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement for them, says the Lord GOD.
Am 5:22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon.
Mic 3:5 Thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry "Peace" when they have something to eat, but declare war against him who puts nothing into their mouths.
Mic 5:5 And this shall be peace, when the Assyrian comes into our land and treads upon our soil, that we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men;
Zec 8:16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another, render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace,
Mt 10:34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Lu 12:51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division;
Lu 19:42 saying, "Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.
Ro 1:7 To all God's beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ro 2:10 but glory and honor and peace for every one who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek.
Ro 3:17 and the way of peace they do not know."
Ro 5:1 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ro 8:6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Ro 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit;
Ro 14:19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Ro 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Ro 15:33 The God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Ro 16:20 then the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
1Co 7:15 But if the unbelieving partner desires to separate, let it be so; in such a case the brother or sister is not bound. For God has called us to peace.
1Co 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
1Co 16:11 So let no one despise him. Speed him on his way in peace, that he may return to me; for I am expecting him with the brethren.
2Co 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2Co 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Mend your ways, heed my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Ga 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ga 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Ga 6:16 Peace and mercy be upon all who walk by this rule, upon the Israel of God.
Eph 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility,
Eph 2:15 by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,
Eph 2:17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near;
Eph 4:3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph 6:15 and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Php 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Php 4:9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, do; and the God of peace will be with you.
Col 1:20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
1Th 5:3 When people say, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
1Th 5:13 and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
1Th 5:23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2Th 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2Th 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all.
2Ti 2:22 So shun youthful passions and aim at righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.
Phm 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Heb 12:14 Strive for peace with all men, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Heb 13:20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,
Jas 2:16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit?
Jas 3:18 And the harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
1Pe 1:2 chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
1Pe 3:11 let him turn away from evil and do right; let him seek peace and pursue it.
2Pe 3:14 Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
2Jo 1:3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love.
3Jo 1:14 I hope to see you soon, and we will talk together face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, every one of them.
Jude 1:2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.
Re 1:4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
Re 6:4 And out came another horse, bright red; its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that men should slay one another; and he was given a great sword.
From the above passages, we see that much peace is merely temporary and not permanent.
And what does part of the Bible say about war?
De 20:1 "When you go forth to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
De 20:12 But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it;
De 20:19 "When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them; for you may eat of them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field men that they should be besieged by you?
De 20:20 Only the trees which you know are not trees for food you may destroy and cut down that you may build siegeworks against the city that makes war with you, until it falls [score a point for the tree-hugging environmentalists and anti-global-warmers].
De 21:10 "When you go forth to war against your enemies, and the LORD your God gives them into your hands, and you take them captive,
Jos 10:5 Then the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered their forces, and went up with all their armies and encamped against Gibeon, and made war against it.
Jos 10:7 So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.
Jos 14:11 I am still as strong to this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me; my strength now is as my strength was then, for war, and for going and coming.
Jud 11:4 After a time the Ammonites made war against Israel.
1Sa 17:33 And Saul said to David, "You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth."
1Sa 18:5 And David went out and was successful wherever Saul sent him; so that Saul set him over the men of war. And this was good in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
1Sa 19:8 And there was war again; and David went out and fought with the Philistines, and made a great slaughter among them, so that they fled before him.
1Sa 23:8 And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.
1Sa 28:1 In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, "Understand that you and your men are to go out with me in the army."
2Sa 22:35 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
2Ki 18:20 Do you think that mere words are strategy and power for war? On whom do you now rely, that you have rebelled against me?
Ps 18:34 He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
Ps 144:1 A Psalm of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
Pr 20:18 Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.
Mic 2:8 But you rise against my people as an enemy; you strip the robe from the peaceful, from those who pass by trustingly with no thought of war.
Lu 14:31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
Jas 4:1 What causes wars, and what causes fightings among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members?
Jas 4:2 You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask.
De 20:12 But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it;
Re 2:16 Repent then. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.
Re 11:7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them,
Re 12:7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
Re 12:17 Then the dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
Re 13:7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation,
Re 17:14 they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful."
Re 19:11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
Re 19:19 And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against him who sits upon the horse and against his army.