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Let us make man?


Let us make man?
Name: Joshua Johnson
Add a little more detail (optional): In my king James bible it says genesis 1v26 "let us make man in our image" who is us and our ?


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Hi Joshua Johnson,

 

The "us" and "our" is referring to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

I quoted the references for the Son being present at creation below. Read through this one slowly and it will become evident Jesus Christ was present and active in creation.

 

 

John 1

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

 

11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.

16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Chief nailed it.  I would only add that the Spirit was also involved in the creative act as well.  The Scriptures use similar language also in the account of the Tower of Babel:

Genesis 11:7

  Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

 

If reading this, you get the impression of the members of the God-head literally conferencing with themselves..........then I think you've nailed it on the head.

 

God is teaching us his triune nature and composition and similarly showing the unity of the three persons of the God-head.

 

Even the word for God first used in the Scriptures in Genesis 1:1 is a masculine PLURAL noun and could be translated in English as "God/Gods".   

 

אֱלֹהִים

 

 

The bolded letter in Blue is effectively like adding an "s" or an " 's" in English.  It pluralizes a singular masculine noun.


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