Much ado about “little gods”.
Satan’s playbook includes trying to goad men into believing they can ascend to godhood.
It is what ultimately led Satan’s rebellion against God…
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, “I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” – Isa 14:12-14
Right there in the garden of eden, he told Adam and Eve that they could be “as gods” by eating the forbidden fruit. This same temptation has been continuously used throughout history as Satan appeals to the “pride of life” that is resident in the fallen nature (or the flesh) of every son of Adam.