God – just one or more than one?

 

 

Why did God say in Genesis 1:26, 3:22 “us” and “our”?  I thought God is just one—“he” and “his” (Genesis 1:27).  “us” and “our” are plural pronouns whereas “he” and “his” are singular.  This was during creation.

 

Genesis 1:26 states (King James Version): “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

 

Genesis 3:22 – “And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.”

 

Genesis 1:27 – “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

 

Why was God not consistent in using the singular pronoun if He is only one?  I think, in all instances in the Tanakh (The Hebrew Scripture; The Old Testament of the Christians) except in Genesis 1:26, 3:22, God is portrayed as only one and the singular pronouns, such as He, Him, His, I, Me, My, Mine, are used.  Even those who believe in Him use the singular pronouns, such as You, Your, Thou, Thine, Thee. Also, when referring to God, such as God, The Lord, The Lord God, the singular form is used.

 

Can God, in His almightiness, not make Himself more than one and be at all places all the time?  To us, humans, we think that we can only be at one place at any one time.  Is God like this?  If so, God does not hear those who are praying to Him in Ireland or New York if He is only in Israel.  Also, if He is in Jerusalem, then He will not hear those in Tel Aviv or Haifa who are praying to Him.  

 

What is your thought about this?

 

With love, your brother in Jesus,
Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader and Echo
Motto:  pro aris et focis
http://www.geocities.com/peacecrusader888/
”The Internet is mightier than the sword.”

 

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I think the well-told story of the elephant and the four blind men applies here to a T.

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