In a scene in The great debaters, Denzel Washington's character asks his students to reiterate some lines. He asks:
Who is the judge?
And the students reply:
The judge is god.
Now, why is the answer not "the god is judge" instead?
I think the former one is not appropriate because "The judge is god" means in a general sense that each judge is god, doesn't it? And this was not being asked anyway. The question was asked in more specific way and "the god is judge" means that god is the judge, emphatically god is the only judge but the former answer is not emphasizing that.
Am I correct? Or are these two equal with not even the slightest of differences? If they are different, then how?