In the Book of Genesis 1:26, we read; "And God said, Let us make
man in our image, after our likeness..."; does not the use of terms
"us" and "our" prove that the God which created man was not a
singular entity, furthermore, does it not support the Johnannine
concept (John 1:3); all things came into being through Jesus?
1. Below is an extract from a commentary for the above verse,
written by the editors of King James Version (The Hebrew-Greek Key
Study Bible, 6th edition):
"The Hebrew word for God is `Elohim' (430), a plural noun. In
Genesis 1:1, it is used in grammatical agreement with a singular
verb `bara' (1254), created. When plural pronouns are used, "Let us
make man in our image after our likeness," does it denote a plural
of number or the concept of excellence or majesty which may be
indicated in such a way in Hebrew? Could God be speaking to angels,
the earth, or nature thus denoting Himself in relation to one of
these? Or is this a germinal hint of a distinction in the divine
personality? One cannot be certain."
Having written "One cannot be certain", the editors try to advocate
the theory of Jesus, as the "essential (internal) unity of
2. The response to your question, as well as, to the commentators
remark; "One cannot be certain", lies not very far, but in the next
verse (Genesis 1:27), which reads; "And God created man in His own
image,..." This statement tells us that the actual act of creation
when performed, was performed by "Him" and in "His" image and not
by "Us" in "Our" image.
As a closing conclusive argument, here is a statement of truth from
Jesus himself; "And he (Jesus) answered and said unto them, `Have
you not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them
male and female." (Matthew 19:4). This statement by Jesus also
negates the so called Johnannine concept put forward by you
(NOT by apostle John); "all things came into being through Jesus."