Short Explanation of the “Us” in Genesis 1:26

By Anthony Buzzard And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (KJV) Elohim and Adonim, Hebrew words for God, occur in the plural. If this literally meant a plurality of persons, it would be translated “Gods.” But the Jews, being truly monotheistic and thoroughly familiar with the idioms of their … Continue reading Short Explanation of the “Us” in Genesis 1:26

Is the Trinity in Genesis?

by Kermit Zarley aka Servetus the Evangelical Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support … Continue reading Is the Trinity in Genesis?

Is Jesus God in John 1:18?

In conclusion, the arguments are about evenly divided for either variant. But the following point is decisive: if John 1:1c, 5:18, 10:30-38, and 20:28 are interpreted as not calling Jesus theos (“God”), then John 1:18 cannot be linked to any corresponding text in this gospel. And linkage is the prologue’s purpose. Since ho monogenes huios clearly links to John 3:16,18 to the authentic Greek text of John 1:18 most likely is not monogenes theos but ho monogenes huios, so that it does not call Jesus “God.”

Understanding Colossians 1:15-20 does not support the Trinity

Colossians 1:15-20 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all … Continue reading Understanding Colossians 1:15-20 does not support the Trinity

Does Hebrews 1:8-9 Support that Jesus is God?

Hebrews 1:8-9 But to the Son He says: ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 9 You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.’ Hebrews 1:8, is another verse … Continue reading Does Hebrews 1:8-9 Support that Jesus is God?

How should Logos in John 1:1-3 be understood?

By Chuck LaMattina Many Trinitarians will argue that the first three verses of the gospel of John provide strong proof that Jesus is God. A footnote on John 1:1, in The MacArthur Study Bible (New King James Version) states, Before the universe began, the Second Person of the Trinity always existed . . . Because … Continue reading How should Logos in John 1:1-3 be understood?

One God Elohim

by Sean Finnegan Yahweh is referred to as Elohim in the first sentence of the first page of the first book of the Bible. "In the beginning God [Elohim] created the heavens of the earth" (Genesis 1:1). IN fact, Yahweh is the Elohim of elohim – the God of gods (Deuteronomy 10:17; Joshua 22:22; Psalms … Continue reading One God Elohim

Let Us make man Genesis 1:26 – Who is the Us?

Preface This is the most believable and understandable explanation of who is the "Us" in Genesis 1:26. by Sean Finnegan (sean@kingdomready.org) The word "person" has multiple meanings. In normal conversation, it means simply a human being. However, in theological terminology (thanks to the council of Nicaea in AD 325) "person" means a being that has … Continue reading Let Us make man Genesis 1:26 – Who is the Us?