GENESIS 1:26 Let US make man in OUR image

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GENESIS 1:26 Let US Make Man In OUR Image!

Does Genesis 1:26 prove that Jesus pre-existed as a SEPARATE person who was WITH God AT his SIDE from all the eternity past?

Does Genesis 1:26 prove that God is a TRINITY?

There are no less than at least three schools of thought for the meaning of this passage of Scripture in Genesis chapter 1, verse 26, where the plural of the Hebrew word Elohim is translated as God. 

Recently, the Holy Spirit revealed to me a FOURTH and FIFTH understanding of Genesis 1:26, which I have never heard nor read before. I will share all five of these views and let you, the reader and seeker of the truth, decide for yourself as to which interpretation is the soundest BIBLICAL interpretation which agrees with ALL of God's word without any contradictions with any other verses of Scripture.

I say view or interpretation because the Bible ITSELF does not specifically come straight out and plainly STATE as FACT as to WHO the “us” and “our” are referring TO in Genesis 1:26? But all Christians agree that ONE of the “us” is for sure to be Yahweh HIMSELF who is clearly identified as Almighty God the Father in the New Testament because only the one true God is the CREATOR. The controversy arose between the only true God as being One God is ONE person or ONE God in THREE persons. 

And thus, the plural use of the pronoun “us” in Genesis 1:26 has become one of the most CONTROVERSIAL subjects among Christians as HOW to EXPLAIN the PLURAL use of the personal pronoun “us” as being the ONE true God who is CREATOR of everything that exists. Again, the controversy arises today due to Christians being taught that there is just ONE God being spoken of in the Old Testament Scriptures as being the CREATOR ALONE and by HIMSELF, but yet, in the New Testament, there are some verses that SEEM to be saying that Jesus is the creator. 

So let us begin this study in God’s word to learn the TRUE sound Biblical meaning of Genesis 1:26. We will start by reading a verse from the Old Testament that clearly teaches us that Yahweh AONE and BY Himself is the creator.


Please read Isaiah 44:24.


“Thus says the LORD, (Yahweh) your redeemer, and He that formed YOU from the womb, I am the LORD (Yahweh) that makes ALL things; that stretches forth the heavens ALONE; that spreads abroad the earth BY MYSELF;”


You see, in the Old Testament, it is made absolutely clear to us that our creator is Yahweh ALONE by HIMSELF and NONE other besides him. Yet in a few verses in the Old Testament, we see this PLURAL use of the personal pronoun “us” where clearly Yahweh is ONE of the “us” who is seemingly talking TO someone else. Thus, the CONTROVERSY or the disagreement among Christians as to WHO is the OTHER “us” in this Scripture referring TO other than Yahweh? For you see, it is quite obvious that Yahweh is talking to someone else other than Himself.


VIEW #1.


The first view or interpretation of the “us” in Genesis 1:26 of course is the doctrine of the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity is the belief that Almighty God Yahweh is, was, and always will be a “Trinity” Godhead compose of three separate persons in the one Godhead. According to the ORTHODOX doctrine of the Trinity, the Godhead is Almighty God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit who has always existed without beginning and without end being co-eternal and co-equal where none is greater than or less than the other. Yet NOT three Gods, but rather, three separate distinctly different persons, who are inseparable persons in ONE God, And thus Trinitarian Christians believe that the pronoun “us” in Genesis 1:26 is the Trinity Godhead where Almighty God the Father is doing the speaking to the other two persons of the Trinity Godhead.


Genesis 1:26a.


“Let US make man in OUR image, and after OUR likeness...”


VIEW #2.


The second point of view is that Almighty God was alone in the beginning with no one with Him at His side. Then before Yahweh created anything God BROUGHT FORTH His FIRSTBORN SON into existence. And then, Almighty God BEGAN His creation THROUGH His SON, BY his SON, and WITH His SON. In other words, God first created His SON, and then God created everything else THROUGH, by and with His SON. The Jehovah's Witnesses and the Mormons and others as well hold to this belief or something very similar to it.


VIEW #3.


Thirdly there is the view that the PLURAL ELOHIM refers to God and the angels and other hosts of created beings that Almighty God had already created in His own image as WHO God was conversing with and included them in the conversation as the “us” and the “OUR” seeing that they were created in God's very own image. But those who teach this view do not say if the other Elohim or the angels took an active part in the creation or even WHY God was talking to them. So the question against this view arises asking why did God need help for he managed to create them without any help.


Keep in mind that ALL three of these views are OPINIONS and THEORIES because nowhere in the Bible itself do the Scriptures actually specifically STATE, as to WHO the “us” is referring TO? NOR does the Bible ITSELF state the NUMBER of the “us” being TWO, THREE, or many without numbering them.

After God showed to me from the Scriptures that the doctrine of the Trinity contradicts so many other verses of Scripture, I began to do in-depth studies on each and every verse of Scripture used by those who teach the doctrine of the Trinity to try and support their view. And when I came to Genesis 1:26, I was impressed to think of this verse of Scripture as PROPHECY and NOT as history in the eternity past. And that is how view #4, and view #5 came to be.


VIEW #4.


Here is the FOURTH view. First of all, we as Christians, all agree that the Bible is composed of more than one book and that many of these 66 books of the Bible are PROPHETIC. There are even PROPHECIES in the days of creation which I cover in some of my other studies. Thus, the fourth point of view is that Genesis 1:26 is a PROPHECY of Yahweh's yet COMING SON who he has not yet brought into existence. So Yahweh is talking to His yet future Son IN the future as the human Jesus is reading the Scriptures to learn that the Scriptures speak of him as being the Messiah. But more specifically, this passage of Scripture in Genesis 1:26 is a DUAL prophecy teaching us about TWO CREATIONS.

The FIRST creation, that is to say the first creation AFTER the angels and God’s recreation or God restoring the earth to be habitable once again, is obviously the creation of Adam and Eve. And the SECOND creation is God's NEW CREATION where His future SON Jesus will yet be begotten of God. In other words, from the time that this PROPHECY was given, God’s Son was yet future to be the FIRSTBORN of every creature, the firstborn among many brethren of the NEW CREATION of Yahweh. This is where the pronoun “us” comes into play. For you see. God’s anointed human SON becoming obedient to do all the Will of his God and Father is the cause or the reason which made it possible for God's NEW creation. God needed or rather CHOSE for a MAN to be His Messiah. And that is the REASON why the PLURAL use of “us” in Genesis 1:26 and other places in the Old Testament.

This FOURTH view is what I myself believe. But I also believe in a MODIFIED version of view number three where the “us” was God speaking to his angels. Let me explain what I mean by this.

Let us take a CLOSE look at the THIRD view in a way that I have never heard taught by others and then we will come back and take a close look at this NEW revelation from the Holy Spirit of this FOURTH view of Genesis 1:26 being a DUAL PROPHECY of TWO CREATIONS where the first creation takes place right away and the prophecy of God's NEW creation BEGINS its FULFILLMENT at the RESURRECTION of God's SON Jesus as Jesus being the BEGINNING of God’s creation, according to Revelation 3:14.             

The reason that I want to explain in great DETAIL the point of view 3# which I will call VIEW #5 is that many of the clear, plain, and simple meanings of the Scripture explained in this FIFTH view is a spin-off of view #3. However, I ALSO include view#4 as well along with view #5. So PLEASE do NOT just skim over or skip past the IN-DEPTH explanation of the third view which is actually improved and expand in VIEW #5 to make sound Biblical sense without contradicting any other verses of Scripture.


VIEW #5.


Here is the explanation of the FIFTH view. Again, all the in-depth explanations of the Scriptures in this fifth view carry over and apply as well to the FOURTH view so please carefully and prayerfully read the WHOLE matter. Basically, the fourth view led to the fifth view as I learned more revelation from the Holy Spirit. And by revelation, I mean I saw things that I never saw before reading those same verses many multiple times before, We all have experienced this type of revelation from the Holy Spirit leading and guiding us into all truth. So please understand that am not self-exalting myself as having “special” revelation from the Holy Spirit. We all have times when we have said why did I not see that before?

Let us now begin this study in God's word buy reading the explanation of the FIFTH view, and then continue right back into the fourth view, which I now personally believe is the soundest Biblical interpretation along WITH the FIFTH view as being a PART of the CORRECT interpretation of the meaning of “us” in the Scriptures. In other words, BOTH the fourth and the fifth views together give us the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God concerning this highly controversial subject of WHO does the “us” and the “our” is the Scripture referring TO in Genesis 1:26 and other verses as well?

The question has been asked, WHO was Almighty God talking TO when he said, “Let US make man in OUR image, after OUR likeness...” This question can be answered in a number of ways as I said before and one of these ways is that God was speaking to His created beings, the angels and other created beings that he had ALREADY created in His own image ALONE and BY Himself, according to Isaiah 44:24, when God said in Genesis 1:26-31 the following.


Genesis 1:26-31.


“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 creeps upon the earth.

27. So God created man in HIS OWN (SINGULAR) image, in the image of God created HE (SINGULAR) him, (Speaking of mankind as in a single race of one kind, as in, the MALE. Or speaking of a SINGLE HUMAN being, which is what I now have come to believe. Keep in mind the hidden prophecies of Jesus as well. For you see, the pronoun “him” in this verse is also a PROPHECY of God yet future Son. God created Adam first and Adam is a type of figure of Jesus. Also, there is an untranslated Aleph Tav right before the pronoun him. In other words, the original text reads “So God created (H853) man in His own image, in the image of God create He himAnd Jesus was MADE perfect to BECOME the author of eternal salvation, according to Hebrews 5:9) male AND female created HE (SINGULAR) them. (Agan, we know further on in Scripture that God created the single man Adam first and then later created woman OUT OF the rib of Adam the FIRST created HUMAN)

28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.

29. And God said, Behold, I  (SINGULAR) have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you, it shall be for meat.

30. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creeps upon the earth, wherein there is life, I (SINGULAR) have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31. And God saw everything that HE (SINGULAR) had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”


So then, God MAY have literally been talking TO his angels, who were literally there with him, but HE ALONE and BY HIMSELF created all things. Please notice that the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us Almighty God ALONE created man in HIS OWN image and the God ALONE gave His creation all they needed and that God ALONE saw everything that HE had made was very good. So the ONLY place we see ANY plural in the ELOHIM in ALL of Genesis chapter 1 is in verse 26, where Almighty God could have been talking to the ELOHIM, His angels, whom God had already created.

You see the Hebrew word “ELOHIM” is a plural word, which can and does refer to a SINGLE being in ONE person in the Scriptures. Here is what Strong's Exhaustive Concordance says that this Hebrew word “ELOHIM” means the following.

God (plural of majesty: plural in form, but singular in meaning with a focus on great power). This Hebrew word also means gods or any person characterized by greatness or power. Elohim simply means MIGHTY ONE, a great one, a judge, God, or god. This Hebrew word “ELOHIM” is used also to refer to the ANGELS in Psalm 8:5, where Jesus is prophesied to BE created or MADE a little lower than the ANGELS also called the ELOHIM. 

The word ELOHIM is a title meaning a MIGHTY ONE or a strong one or one who has AUTHORITY over someone or something. Even the sons of MEN are called ELOHIM but this does not make us BE THE ALMIGHTY God who is the creator and owner of all His creation. It simply means that we are called to BE Elohim or mighty ones. Know you not that WE, along with Jesus, will JUDGE the angels?


Psalm 8:3-6.


“When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon, and the stars, which you have ordained;

4. What is MAN, that you are mindful of him? And the SON OF MAN, that you visit him?

5. For YOU have made HIM a little lower than the angels, and have crowned HIM with glory and honor.

6. YOU made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet.”


All Christians agree that this passage of Scripture is a prophecy of Jesus where it seems as if the Angels or the Elohim are talking to Yahweh asking Almighty God their creator, “what is man that YOU are mindful of him” where the pronoun “him” is in the singular. When we read in Hebrews 2:6-9 the writer is quoting this passage of Scripture in Psalm 8:3-6 which we just read is speaking of all of mankind including Jesus, the Son of MAN. Now while the pronoun “YOU” that is referring to Almighty God Yahweh can be plural, the context of Psalm 8 seems to be speaking of Yahweh The Father in the SINGULAR. Let us see what Hebrews chapter 2 teaches us.


Hebrews 2:6-9


“But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is MAN, that YOU are mindful of him? Or the son of MAN, that YOU visit him? (Remember the PROPHECY in Isaiah 50:4 that Yahweh visited Jesus morning by morning TEACHING him the Scriptures)

7. YOU MADE HIM a little lower than the angels; YOU CROWNED HIM with glory and honor, (No other MAN or HUMAN being other than Jesus has been glorified, as yet. Nor has any other human being received their crown of eternal life, as yet. But even though we, as Christians, will also be given the crown of eternal life and new glorified immortal bodies like Jesus has now, it must be understood that Jesus is preeminent and the HEAD of the church or over his bride. My main point right now is for you to see that the FIRST estate of Jesus was LOWER than the ANGLES during the days of his FLESH and then AFTER the cross his God and Father CROWNED the Son of MAN, Jesus with glory and honor GIVING him eternal life to be having in himself even as the Father has always had eternal life in Himself) and (YOU) did SET HIM over the works of YOUR hands: (Please notice the YOU here is referring TO the CREATOR Yahweh, Almighty God, the Father. And also notice that Yahweh SET or appointed Jesus to be over the world yet to come. I know that this particular verse does not say the world yet to come but that is what it means in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. See 1 Corinthians 15:2-8 for just one example)

8. YOU have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. (Again, please see 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 where during the 1000 year reign of Jesus, Almighty God HIMSELF puts all things under the feet of his SON Jesus. All through the New Testament is is made clear to us that Almighty God the FATHER ALONE and BY HIMSELF is the ONE who did the WORKS. Thus, the one true God in ONE person, the Almighty God, the Father, glorified his SON which in turn, the Son GLORIFIED the FATHER.)

9. But we see Jesus, WHO was MADE a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, (And THEN) crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”


When we compare Hebrews chapter 2 with 1 Corinthians chapter 15, we clearly see that the YOU is Psalm 8 is SINGULAR referring to Yahweh the FATHER who ALONE and BY HIMSELF created mankind. Also we, CLEARLY see that the HUMAN Jesus was MADE or BROUGHT FORTH INTO EXISTENCE. Of this TRUTH there is absolutely NO DOUBT. And I am sure all Christians will AGREE that the HUMAN Jesus did NOT pre-exist as a HUMAN BEING BEFORE the earth was ever created.

But what about Jesus pre-existing as the eternal divine SON of Almighty God, the Father, for ALL the eternity past as Trinitarian Christians teach? In other words, did Jesus always exist as a self-existing IMMORTAL separate person of the Trinity Godhead alongside or WITH Almighty God, the FATHER, at His SIDE for all the eternity past as the doctrine of the Trinity teaches?

Well, let us find out by going to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, rather than going to the TRADITIONS of MAN and their man-made doctrines. Please read Psalm 2 which is a PROPHECY that gives us the context of WHEN the SON OF Almighty God Yahweh will be BEGOTTEN in the future. And obviously, that prophecy has already been fulfilled. My point is WHY would Almighty God PROPHESY of a yet future Son if so be that His Son already pre-existed at His side in the eternity past WITHOUT ever having a beginning?


Psalm 2:1-11.


“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD (Speaking of Yahweh, the Almighty God, the Father), AND against his ANOINTED, (Speaking of the SON OF Almighty God. And more specifically referring to Jesus as HIS Messiah at the coming AGAIN to the earth a SECOND time. In other words, Jesus is RETURNING to the earth in judgment to SAVE the faithful righteous ones and to destroy the wicked. But also His anointed is referring to us as Christians as being His anointed ones as well called kings and judges, if so be, we hold fast the confidence of our faith to the end of this yet future fiery trial. The world will be making war with God's people when Jesus comes again. I explain further what I mean by this in the studies related to the SECOND coming or the RETURN of Jesus and the wrath of God. But for now, these rebellious people are raging and they are) saying,

3. Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (In other words, many heathen of the nations will JOIN Satan and his army of fallen angels to make WAR with Jesus and Almighty God AT the second coming of Jesus. To the world that does not believe in God, the coming of Jesus will look like an alien invasion from outer space. Please read the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE?-IS GOD AT WAR?<<<)

4. HE that sits in the heavens shall laugh: (Speaking of Almighty God who sits upon the throne in heavens which will be coming with Yahweh as He brings His FIRSTBORN into the world to have the fallen angels bow and worship His new King. In other words, the word heavens is plural to mean the third heaven where God’s throne is now and the second heaven which is the outer space. At the second coming, the city of God called the New Jerusalem will be stationed in the sky or outer space orbiting the earth as Yahweh’s tabernacle or chariot) the Lord (Or MY Lord referring to Almighty God speaking of his SON whom he has ANOINTED or appointed to be God’s King of kings and Lord of lords) shall have them in derision. (Jesus is given the authority of JUDGMENT, according to John 5:26,27 to execute the wrath FOR Almighty God the Father)

5. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure (Referring to Almighty God as a voice from heaven or speaking through His SON whom He has anointed and given authority to execute Yahweh's wrath speaking in the authority

OF Yahweh in His behalf ruling and reigning FOR Yahweh)

6. Yet have I  (Almighty God Yahweh) SET MY king (Speaking of Jesus the SON of Almighty God, whom Yahweh himself has MADE Lord and CROWNED with glory to become HIS King of kings. In other words, Jesus was highly exalted to BECOME the King of kings BY THE ETERNAL invisible KING, his God, and Father, the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God in ONE person, the God of gods, including being the God of Jesus whom He Himself MADE to be Lord and God over the earth in the world yet to God for 1000 years. So Yahweh is saying I have SET MY king, my Son Jesus) upon MY holy hill of Zion. (Now, in the next verse, the one speaking in the first person SINGULAR changes from Yahweh the Father doing the speaking to His SON Jesus doing the speaking FOR his God and Father)

7. I (Jesus) WILL declare the decree: (Or I will speak of what my God and Father has spoken unto me saying) the LORD (Or Yahweh, the ALMIGHTY, my God and my Father) has said unto ME, You are my Son; THIS DAY have I  (Or I, Almighty God have) BEGOTTEN you. (The THIS DAY is a PROPHECY that was FULFILLED on the very day That almighty God raised the Son of MAN, Jesus from the dead to BECOME God’s FIRSTBORN Son, according to Acts 13:33,34. Please read the three-part study “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD’S ETERNAL SON?”)

8. Ask of me, and I  (Almighty God your God and Father) shall GIVE you the heathen for your INHERITANCE, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. (Now, why would and already God the Son, the second person of a Godhead Trinity God need to INHERIT the uttermost parts of the earth as his possession seeing that God already OWNS everything the He Himself created? Can you not see my dear brothers and sister in our Lord Jesus Christ, the many, many verses of Scripture that the doctrine of the Trinity CONTRADICTS? Everything thing that Jesus is or has was GIVEN to him BY his God and Father as the JOY set before the Son of MAN, Jesus to endure the cross, according to Hebrews 12:2)

9. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

10. Be wise now, therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth. (Or be wise you Christians who are prophesied and called to be kings and judges of the earth lest you fall from grace to join the rebellious and disobedient to suffer the wrath of Almighty God)

11. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12. Kiss the SON, lest he is angry, and you (Unfaithful Christians as disobedient children) perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”


Now, every verse in Psalm 2 is PROPHECY. So to try and argue that verse 7 is NOT a prophecy of a yet future day is to TWIST the Scriptures to fit your own man-made doctrine of the Trinity. So then, the context here teaches us that Jesus, as the SON OF Almighty God, was brought forth into existence on a CERTAIN DAY or specific point in TIME in the FUTURE from the time that the prophecy was given. In other words, the Son of God was NOT begotten in the eternity past without ever having a beginning. The very meaning of the word begotten means being brought into existence.

The Hebrew word that is translated as “BEGOTTEN” literally means to GENERATE or to bring into existence, to be born, to bring forth into existence for a purpose. So then, the SON was brought forth into existence for a PURPOSE and the phrase “THIS DAY” refers not only to a specific DAY of being GENERATED but also, THIS DAY speaks of the PURPOSE for which the SON was BROUGHT FORTH into existence. Please read the three-part study “WHEN DID JESUS BECOME GOD'S ETERNAL SON?”. This TRUTH of Jesus BECOMING God’s ETERNAL Son on the very day that God raised the Son of MAN from the dead and GAVE him eternal life as his reward will become clearer to you as we continue this study in God's word.

And as you see more and more that Jesus did NOT pre-exist in the eternity past as the doctrine of the Trinity teaches, then my prayer for you who are Trinitarian Christians is that you will see with your own eye FROM the Scriptures that the doctrine of the Trinity is NOT sound Biblical teaching and you will reject the doctrine of the Trinity as being false teaching.

Please read Hebrews 1:5,6 where Almighty God the Father is speaking TO his SON Jesus which is also a quote from the Old Testament Scriptures as a hidden PROPHECY of God’s yet future Son who we know to be Jesus as the fulfillment of PROPHECY.


Hebrews 1:5,6.


“For unto which of the angels said HE (Almighty God the Father) at any time, You are MY SON, THIS DAY have I BEGOTTEN you? (Speaking of on a certain DAY the SON was brought forth into existence as God’s ETERNAL Son BY Almighty God) And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? (Or an in another place in the Scriptures in is ALSO prophesied. You see, the author of Hebrews is quoting a PROPHECY from the Old Testament is the book of Psalms 2:7 THIS DAY have I begotten you, And then again the writer of Hebrews quotes a different verse of Scripture from the Old Testament saying) “I WILL BE to him a Father and he SHALL be to me a SON” (Now, this prophecy clearly, and plainly teaches us in SIMPLICITY that God's SON did NOT pre-exist WITH Yahweh at His side, like the doctrine of the Trinity and others like the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christadeplians wrongly teach. But rather, the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us that God's SON was brought into existence on a certain DAY in TIME where he never existed before except WITHIN Yahweh as God's IMAGE and desire to one day have a SON that He could TRUST with a position of great power and authority to replace Lucifer who rebelled against God and tried to take over God’s throne by force of war. Again, please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE?-IS GOD AT WAR?<<<)

6. And again, when he (Almighty God the Father at the second coming) brings in the FIRST BEGOTTEN into the world, (Speaking of Yahweh the Father coming WITH His now glorified FIRSTBORN Son into the world AGAIN at the SECOND coming of Jesus) he said, And let all the angels of God worship him.”


Verse 6 is referring to Yahweh bring BACK His firstborn Son into the world at the second coming or the RETURN of Jesus during the 1000 year reign of Jesus which is WHEN the PROPHECIES say that he will be called Mighty God and the God of the whole earth.

The FIRST BEGOTTEN here is speaking of God's NEW CREATION where Jesus is the FIRST HUMAN to BECOME a part of God's NEW CREATION. Revelation 3:14 teaches us that Jesus is the BEGINNING of God’s creation.


Revelation 3:14.


“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things says the Amen, the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS, the BEGINNING of the creation OF God;”


 Please notice that Almighty God is the CREATOR of His creation. Also, notice the descriptions of Jesus as being the AMEN, the FAITHFUL and TRUE WITNESS right before saying the BEGINNING OF the creation OF God. The word AMEN means trustworthy and we all know what faithful means. And the words TRUE WITNESS means truthful testimony. The word WITNESS also means MARTYR. Jesus was the first MARTYR to die for the sake of the TRUTH. So, according to the context, the BEGINNING of creation is NOT referring to the beginning of creation in the eternity past. But rather, Jesus as being the BEGINNING OF the CREATION of God means that Jesus is FIRSTBORN of EVERY CREATURE to be MADE in the IMAGE of God to become the FIRSTBORN among many brethren who are created IN Jesus Christ the BEGINNING of the CREATION of God, speaking of God’s NEW creation of immortal righteous people that God can ENTRUST the world to come into their hands.

I will explain what all this means when we get to the explanation of the FOURTH point of view of Genesis 1:26 where the “us” is a PROPHECY of God's YET COMING SON and THE NEW CREATION where God's SON Jesus is an intricate PART of God's NEW CREATION. 

For without the obedience of Jesus, the Son of MAN to accomplish all his God and Father's will even to suffer and die on the cross there would be NO new creation of God. Again, I will explain all of this is greater detail in the next section, but for now, let us finish reading view number three which is God talking to the angels both fallen and faithful saying, “Let US make man in OUR image and after OUR likeness…”

Now, we have just seen from Hebrews chapter 1 and Psalm 2:7 that it was PROPHESIED on a certain DAY that God would beget His yet future SON Jesus. Then in Acts 13:26-41, we see CLEARLY that the DAY in which Jesus as the SON of Almighty God was BEGOTTEN as a theos or as an elohim. In other words, one the very day that God raised the mortal human Son of MAN, Jesus, God highly excited His human Son to be made partaken to God’s divine nature of immortality to become “a” God under and subject to his God and Father. That was the THIS DAY that was prophesied to come when the child born of a virgin would become God’s ETERNAL Son to be SET or appointed as God’s King of kings and Lord of lords in the world to come.


Please read Acts 13:26-41.


“Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear God, (Speaking of every Gentile as well) to you is the word of this salvation sent. (Or God desires that the gospel be preached to every human being of every nationality so they can be saved is they BELIEVE)

27. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. (Speaking of the prophecies of Jesus concerning his death as a MARTYR  for testifying the TRUTH being fulfilled)

28. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

29. And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulcher.

30. But God raised him from the dead.

31. And he was seen many days (Speaking of the forty days after God raised Jesus from the dead showing himself alive never to die again) of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

32. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

33. God has FULFILLED the same unto us their children, IN THAT He has RAISED up Jesus again; AS IT IS WRITTEN in the second psalm, You are my SON, THIS DAYI  have BEGOTTEN YOU. (In other words, Psalm 2:7 was a PROPHECY of the YET COMING SON OF God that would one day in the future come to pass to be BROUGHT FORTH into existence as a MAN, a mortal HUMAN being, the Son of MAN. And then, at his baptism by John, the Baptist in the River Jordan, Almighty God Himself would ANOINT or endue with power from on high with His very own Holy Spirit. That is when the Eternal Spirit came to DWELL IN the Son of MAN, Jesus, to empower God’s human SON to do the works that God sent or COMMISSIONED him to do. Jesus teaches us that he could do NOTHING OF himself and that it was the Father dwelling IN him that was the one actually doing the works men saw Jesus do, saying, surly no MAN can do such works except God be WITH him.)

34. And as concerning that He raised him up from the dead, now NO more to return to corruption, He said on this wise, I will GIVE you the sure mercies of David. (Meaning that everything PROPHESIED about king David is actually a prophecy concerning Jesus, God's yet coming SON at the time that the prophecy was spoken. God HID His secret plan of salvation being IN His Messiah in the Scriptures. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?” for the reasons of WHY God needed to keep His PLAN of salvation a SECRET. For you see, had the enemy of God KNOWN he would not have had the Lord of glory crucified)

35. Wherefore (Or for this reason of HIDDEN prophecy of giving eternal life to His anointed servant, Jesus) He said also in another Psalm, You shall not suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

36. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

37. But he, (Jesus, the Christ), whom God raised again, saw no corruption. (In other words, Almighty God did not just raise Jesus from the dead to die again, but rather Almighty God GAVE to his SON his very own divine nature of IMMORTALITY or ETERNAL LIFE which the SON had never had before. Please see John 5:18-31 below in a moment)

38. Be it known unto you, therefore, men and brethren, that through this MAN is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

39. And by him (Or through Jesus the SON of God the chosen one, the anointed one, the Messiah and the BEGINNING of the NEW CREATION of God) ALL that BELIEVE are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

40. Beware, therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;

41. Behold, you who despises, and wonder, and perish: for I (Almighty God) work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a MAN declares it unto you.”


So here in this passage of Scripture, it becomes crystal clear that the DAY, in which Jesus actually BECAME the ETERNAL SON of Almighty God, was on the DAY in which Almighty God RAISED his SON from the dead and GAVE to his SON the same IMMORTALITY that Almighty God Himself had ALWAYS possessed. 

This is the BEGINNING of God's NEW CREATION, where Jesus is the BEGINNING of God's NEW CREATION, being the FIRSTBORN of every CREATURE, the FIRSTBORN from the DEAD, the FIRSTBORN among many brethren. Please read John 5:18-32 to get the full CONTEXT of what the word of TRUTH clearly teaches us, and in the next section under the FOURTH view of “us” in Scripture truly means. I will explain in more detail concerning God's NEW creation giving you all the verses being correctly interpreted IN their CONTEXT as you continue reading this study in God’s word. But first, let us read John 5:18-32 that clearly teaches us that God’s human Son was GIVEN eternal life after the cross because he was the Son of MAN.


John 5:18-32.


“Therefore, the JEWS sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. (In other words, the JEWS either incorrectly interpreted the words of Jesus and FALSELY ACCUSED Jesus of making himself EQUAL to Almighty God or that Jesus was self-exalting himself to be and Elohim, a mighty one, or a god. But as you will plainly see as you continue to read the CONTEXT that Jesus ANSWERED in his DEFENSE the FOLLOWING)

19. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise. (In other words, whatever Jesus, the Son of MAN, saw in a dream or a vision or in the written word of God and whatever Jesus heard the Father say to do by the inward voice of the Holy Spirit, then Jesus simply OBEYED what he knew that the Father was telling him to do. Now to ME, this clearly teaches us that Jesus was in NO WAY claiming to be the great I AM THAT I AM in Exodus 3:14. Nor was Jesus making himself to be EQUAL with Almighty God the Father because Jesus said of himself that the SON can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF and only obeys what the Father is showing him to do)

20. For the Father loves the Son, and SHOWS him all things that HIMSELF does: (The pronoun HIMSELF here is speaking of the Father as the one actually DOING the works men saw Jesus doing. This is the same if men see us, as Christians, heal a person. It is the Father leading or showing us to heal that person. However, it is NOT us, who are actually doing the healing, but rather, it is to Eternal Spirit HIMSELF DWELLING IN us who does the work) and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

21. For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so the Son quickens whom he will.

22. FOR (Or BECAUSE) the Father judges no man but has COMMITTED all judgment unto the SON:

23. That all men should honor the Son, EVEN AS they honor the Father. He that honors NOT the Son honors NOT the Father which has SENT him. (In other words, the Bible teaches us that we must believe and abide IN BOTH the Father AND the SON in order to have ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. But yet the doctrine of the Trinity wants us to believe that Jesus IS the Yahweh Himself, as in, ONE and the SAME BEING as the I AM. Yes, there is absolutely no doubt that Jesus came OUT FROM the one true and only ALMIGHTY God. But this by no means that Jesus IS the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. You see THE ALMIGHTY God has NO beginning, but Jesus the SON OF Almighty God was BEGOTTEN or brought into existence. Yes, Almighty God said I SHALL BECOME, who I am BECOMING, which could be INTERPRETED to mean that Almighty God literally BECAME a HUMAN BEING. But that interpretation contradicts many other verses of Scripture. Please read the studies “37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!” and “DID JESUS ALWAYS PRE-EXIST AS GOD’S SON?”)

24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on Him that SENT (Or COMMISSIONED) me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (Because the God OF Jesus GAVE His Son this authority. You see dear children of God, one of the main arguments of those, who teach the doctrine of the Trinity, is they CLAIM that the ONLY possible way that Jesus could have done the things that he did is if he were Yahweh HIMSELF in the flesh being fully Almighty God and fully a man at the SAME time having TWO NATURES, one DIVINE nature by which he was able to do miracles, and the human nature which made it possible for God Himself to die. To me, and a LOT of other Christians, this Trinity doctrine is NOT comprehensible. But the WORD of TRUTH which states in SIMPLICITY that the Father GAVE His human SON this power and authority is EASY to understand and comprehend. For you see, WE have been given the same power to heal people THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us as believers. We do not have to be dogmatically told that it is a MYSTERY beyond human comprehension that we can do the same works that Jesus did like the doctrine of the Trinity)

26. For AS the Father has life IN himself; SO has he GIVEN to the Son TO HAVE life IN himself;

27. And has GIVEN him authority to execute judgment also, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN.

28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, (In other words, all that Jesus is, and all that Jesus has INCLUDING IMMORTAL LIFE and the AUTHORITY to raise the dead was GIVEN TO him BY HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God And the REASON of WHY God highly exalted His SON and GAVE Jesus his very own divine nature of IMMORTALITY TO HAVE in himself was BECAUSE Jesus was the Son of MAN and NOT because Jesus was FULLY God, nor because Jesus was the SON of God, but rather BECAUSE that Jesus was the Son of MAN, a HUMAN BEING that OVERCAME the enemy by the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the DWELT IN Jesus. This is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us in SIMPLICITY. So then, Jesus was GIVEN the authority to execute JUDGMENT by the Father only AFTER, which includes raising the dead)

29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30. I can OF MY OWN SELF DO NOTHING: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek NOT mine OWN will, BUT the will of the Father which has SENT me. (Now, does this sound like Jesus is saying that he himself is the great I AM THAT I AM? Does this sound like Jesus is saying that he is EQUAL to Almighty God the Father? Does this sound like Jesus is saying that he is the Almighty Himself? Absolutely NOT! Jesus himself clearly and plainly said with absolutely NO interpretation needed that he could do NOTHING in and of himself. To say this another way, the doctrines of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus CONTRADICT these many clear, plain, and simple verses that do NOT need to be interpreted to know what they mean. So thinks things through for YOURSELF dear children of God. If so be that Jesus was truly claiming to be equal with God as Trinitarian Christians dogmatically demand, then WHY would Jesus HIMSELF teach us in SIMPLICITY that he could do NOTHING of his OWN SELF?)

31. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. (Jesus was not manifested to show himself, but rather, Jesus was manifested to show us the Father to be the only true God, according to John 17:1-3)

32. There is another that bears witness of me, and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.”


You see what the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us is that BEFORE the beginning of creation ever began there was YAHWEH ALONE, who ONLY EXISTED ETERNALLY by SELF-existing with IMMORTALITY within HIMSELF and the SOURCE of all life. Thus, Yahweh ALONE is called the CREATOR of everything that exists by HIMSELF being the SOURCE of all life. This truth is found in many places in the Bible, but the clearest, plain, and simple places are in 1 Timothy 6:16 and in Proverbs 8:22-36.

Let us first read 1 Timothy 6:14-16 where we see that YAHWEH is UNSEEN and can NOT be SEEN, which means that the one true and only ALMIGHTY God is INVISIBLE.


1 Timothy 6:14-16.


“That you keep this commandment (Or KEEP this precept, this principle, or the YOU dear child of God KEEP THIS TEACHING) without spot, (Or without perversion) unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

15. Which in his times (Speaking of both the first and second comings of Jesus) he (Jesus, the Christ, the SON of the living God) shall SHOW, WHO IS the blessed and ONLY Potentate, (Or the ONLY SOVEREIGN, the ONLY Almighty God) the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

16. Who ONLY has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in the light which NO man can approach unto; whom NO man has SEEN, (Or whom no mortal human has seen) NOR CAN SEE: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”


This passage of Scripture CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us that there is ONLY ONE God in ONE person who has ALWAYS possessed IMMORTALITY in and of Himself. And that ONE IMMORTAL DIVINE being is described here in the word of TRUTH as being INVISIBLE where no mortal man can EVER SEE Him. And this ONE divine being in ONE person who ONLY has always possessed IMMORTALITY in Himself is also described as being the ONLY one, who is the HIGHEST of all other Gods being called the ONLY Potentate or ONLY Sovereign over ALL. The Apostle Paul teaches us in his letter to Timothy that we are to KEEP this IRREFUTABLE teaching SPOTLESS until the APPEARING of Jesus where every eye shall SEE Jesus. Think about this for a moment and let it sink in. Since every eye will see Jesus at his coming again and NO MAN can ever see the only true God then how can Jesus be the only true God? 

Do not let Jesus being MADE the King of kings and the Lord of lords confuse the true meaning of this passage of Scripture. For you see, according to 1 Timothy 1:17, Almighty God the Father is the ETERNAL King who MADE Jesus be King over us who will be made kings under Jesus at his coming, according to Psalm 2:6, Acts 2:36, and Revelation 1:6. The Eternal King is THE King and head over Jesus who is King and head over us who will be made kings at his coming to rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years.

Now that we have established that neither the HUMAN Jesus pre-existed with Almighty God as a HUMAN being before the BEGINNING of creation, NOR did the SON of Almighty God pre-exist as a SEPARATE person of the Trinity with Almighty God the Father BEFORE the BEGINNING of creation, I want you to please read Proverbs 8:22-36. For you see, Trinitarian Christians as well as the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Christadelphian Christians teach that God created the entire universe through or by Jesus. And therefore, to them, Jesus must have pre-existed in the eternity past in order to be the creator along with God the Father.

 Proverbs 8: 22-31 teaches us that BEFORE the foundation of the world Almighty God PROPHESIED to BRING FORTH out from Himself that was never before GENERATED from Himself. Jesus is described in Proverbs 8:30,31 AS ONE who was brought up with Yahweh. This means as IF Jesus was actually there, but in truth, Jesus was only there in the MIND and desire of God to bring forth a Son who would be FAITHFUL and not rebel against Him as Lucifer did. 

Proverbs in the Old Testament calls this part of Almighty God generated from within Himself to come out of Himself wisdom and understanding, whereas the New Testament in John 1:1 calls this part of Almighty God His WORD.


Proverbs 8:22-31.


“The LORD (Yahweh) possessed me (Or Almighty God he acquired me, or Yahweh he CREATED me. The Hebrew word translated as possessed here is Strong's #7069 and also means CREATED His SON by wisdom and understanding to be brought into existence in the future. In other words, God devised a cleaver plan of salvation) in the beginning of HIS way, before HIS works of old.

23. I was SET UP (Or caused to be poured out, or caused to be appointed Strong’s #5258) from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

24. When there were no depths, I was BROUGHT FORTH; (Or I was formed or to swirl around or be birthed #2342) when there were no fountains abounding with water.

25. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills I was BROUGHT FORTH: (Jesus was brought forth as an IMAGE within God first. Yahweh may or may not have spoken His word of PROPHECY concerning His Son yet to be. I myself lean toward the answer no, because God needed to kept his PLAN of salvation a SECRET from Hi enemy Lucifer and the fallen angels. Please read the study “UNDERSTANDING WHY?” The main point that I want you to see right now in the Jesus was BROUGHT FORTH into existence, and, therefore, Jesus can NOT be Almighty God Himself because the only true God has no beginning. Yahweh was never brought into existence by anyone or anything. The Jehovah’s Witness and the Christadelphians teach that Jesus was brought into existence in the eternity past but as you will soon see that Jesus was not brought into existence until his virgin birth as the mortal human Son of God. In the verses to follow please notice that IF Jesus did pre-exist in the eternity past that he did not lift one finger to create anything or help Yahweh to create anything. Rather, Jesus was in the MIND of God whale Yahweh ALONE and BY Himself di the creating)

26. While as yet HE had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

27. When HE prepared the heavens, I was there: (Meaning that God’s yet future Son was in Yahweh’s mind and plan of salvation while HE alone and by Himself was recreating or restoring the earth to be HABITABLE once again after it became void and empty during the war wage against God by Lucifer) when HE set a compass upon the face of the depth:

28. When HE established the clouds above: when HE strengthened the fountains of the deep:

29. When HE gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass HIS commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: (Now if so be that a few verses of Scripture in the New Testament truly mean that Jesus created all things and that Jesus pre-existed because he is the creator then why do we ONLY see Yahweh ALONE and BY Himself doing all the creating? I will tell you why. It is because that is what truly happened, according to the whole word of Almighty God when the Scriptures are correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. All those New Testament verses that SEEM to be saying that Jesus is the creator of ALL things are speaking of the NEW creation of the ALL of whosever believes. The word “THINGS” is NOT in the original text. Please read the studies under the heading >>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<)

30. Then I was BY Him, (The word BY means in the sense of JOINING Him) AS one BROUGHT UP with him: (Or as one being trained to be skilled) and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; (Think about God visiting Jesus DAILY every morning by morning TEACHING him the Scriptures that prophesied of him as God’s Messiah and how Jesus rejoiced before his God and Father each day after God voting him. That is what this verse is saying to me when I look at the meanings of these Hebrew words. I think about God saying, this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased. It is like God saying, I KNOW he will obey all I command him to do and he will never rebel against me as Lucifer did. God prophesied the FUTURE of his yet future Son REJOICING)

31. Rejoicing in the HABITABLE part of his earth, and my delights were with the sons of men. (Clearly, this whole passage of Scripture is a PROPHECY of the future because the habitable part of the earth was not yet CREATED. Or more precisely, in Genesis 1 the earth was not recreated as yet, as the NON-HABITABLE part of the earth that became void and empty in Genesis 1:2 was not yet restored to be HABITABLE once again. Thus, God's SON was AS one brought up with God to be JOINING God by His side on His throne in the future. So Jesus was only in the MIND and PLAN of Yahweh stirring and swirling around WITHIN God FORMING the IMAGE of what God DESIRED His yet future Son to BE in his mind. Yahweh then SPOKE forth OUT FROM His mouth as PROPHECY and men of old wrote down what God inspired them to write. When we look at Jesus actually came to be we see that the SPOKEN word of God, which is alive and quickens or makes alive or gives life was conceived in the womb of Mary to BECOME a human being BORN of a woman. The SIMPLE word of God does NOT say that the word became a GOD/MAN, but rather, the word was made to become FLESH, a HUMAN being. We KNOW this to be the TRUTH because Jesus said that he could do NOTHING of himself)

32. Now, therefore, hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that KEEP my ways.

33. Hear instruction, and be wise, and REFUSE IT NOT.

34. Blessed is the man that hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

35. For whoso finds me finds life, (Again, we know that this passage of Scripture is PROPHECY of the YET coming SON of the living God meaning that if you do not have the SON of Almighty God, then you will not obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come) and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

36. But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”


In other words, those who DENY that Jesus is the Christ, the SON OF the living God love death. So pray for those who DENT that Jesus is the SON OF God so that their eyes will be open to the truth that Jesus is the ONLY name given among men whereby we MUST be saved.

The Hebrew word that is translated as “POSSESSED” in Proverbs 8:22 is “qanah” which means to create, to erect, to procure, to own, to possess. This same Hebrew word is used in Genesis 4:1 when Eve said she had gotten a son from God.

Genesis 4:1.


“And Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have GOTTEN (#7069 ganah) a man from the LORD.”


This Hebrew word expresses Almighty God CREATING or bringing into being.  Thus, Eve actually said I have created a man child with the help of the Lord. In other words, being BORN of a woman is the same as being CREATED and Jesus was BORN of a woman. Now, this is not the only Scripture evidence that Jesus was created by Yahweh. For all the Scriptures please read the studies under the heading >>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<< I will cover some of those verses in this study.

In Deuteronomy 32:6, God is called the Father who CREATED Israel.


Here is Deuteronomy 32:6 from the New Living Translation.


“Is this the way you repay the LORD, (Yahweh) you foolish and senseless people? Isn't he your Father who CREATED (# 7069 ganah) you? Has he not made you and established you?”


Again, this is the same Hebrew word used in Proverbs 8:22 prophesying of Jesus being created by Yahweh. In Genesis 14:19 this Hebrew word “ganah” is translated as “POSSESSED” as it is in Proverbs 8:22, but clearly, the context means CREATED to OWN, as in, a POSSESSION or something BELONGING to the ONE who CREATED or brought it into being where it never existed before.

Here is Genesis 14:18-24 from the American Standard Version which clearly teaches us that this Hebrew word that is translated as “POSSESSED” means without a doubt being CREATED and brought into existence by the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God.


Genesis 14:18-24.


“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was a priest of God Most High.

19. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed, be Abram of God Most-High, POSSESSOR (#7069 ganah) of heaven and earth: (All Christians agree that the MOST-High God Yahweh CREATED the heaven and the earth. In other words, Almighty God CREATED the heavens and the earth to OWN or belong to Him as His POSSESSION to do whatever He chooses to do with what He CREATES)

20. And blessed be God Most-High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him a tenth of all.

21. And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.

22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lifted up my hand unto Jehovah, God Most-High, POSSESSOR (#7069 ganah) of heaven and earth, (Now, think about Jesus INHERITING the earth after the cross, according to Hebrews 1:2 and many other verses of Scripture. Why would and already God the Son need to INHERIT what he already possesses as being the creator of all things? The answer is that Jesus is NOT the creator of all things and he himself was created by Yahweh)

23. That I will not take a thread nor a shoe-latch nor aught that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:

24. Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men that went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre. Let them take their portion.”


So then, we can clearly see that this same Hebrew word “GANAH” used as God possessing His yet future SON in Proverbs 8:22 is also translated as CREATED in the New Living Translation as well as many other translations of the Bible. And we know that Almighty God CREATED the heavens and the earth AND POSSESSED what He Himself created alone and by Himself, according to Isaiah 44:24. To say this another way Yahweh POSSESSES EVERYTHING that He Himself CREATES. So why is Jesus GIVEN everything he has and MADE to become everything he is BY his God and Father Yahweh if so be that Jesus is Almighty God Himself as being God the Son, the second person of a Godhead Trinity God.

In other words, IF SO BE, that Jesus is NOT created by Yahweh, then what gives Yahweh the RIGHT to POSSESS that which He HIMSELF did NOT create? Does Yahweh POSSESS Himself? Did Yahweh BRING FORTH Himself? NO! Absolutely not Yahweh has NO beginning and Jesus was BEGOTTEN BY Yahweh to be brought into existence.

The doctrine of ONENESS teaches that God manifested Himself as the Son being BOTH the Father and the Son at the SAME time where the SON is fully Yahweh and fully a man at the same time having TWO natures, one DIVINE, and one human. Pretty much the SAME thing as the doctrine of the Trinity EXCEPT that God’s Son did NOT pre-exist in the eternity past and that the Son is NOT a separated distinctly different person from the Father. Now when you truly take a closer look a 1 Timothy 3:16 which is the Oneness main proof text of God MANIFESTING Himself to become the Son you will see that it does NOT say God manifested HIMSELF in the flesh. Rather, it says God was manifest in the flesh. And the article THE” God is NOT in the original text. So the intended meaning of the word of the Apostle Pauls could very well mean that “a” god was manifest in the flesh. Please read the study “1 TIMOTHY 3:16 GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH!”

The Bible itself clearly teaches us that Yahweh himself ALONE and by HIMSELF is the CREATOR of all things and the SOURCE of ALL LIFE being the ONLY ONE who has always had IMMORTALITY in Himself as the ONLY GIVER of LIFE. So then, again, WHO was Almighty God TALKING TO in Genesis 1:26? Remember to read verse 27 as well because there is NO “us” doing the creating in Genesis. So to ME, the “us” in Genesis 1:26 is Yahweh speaking to the ANGELS and to His yet future Messiah to help Yahweh create a NEW people IN His Son Jesus. And God’s human Son, Jesus, would be God’s FIRSTBORN Son from the dead, the BEGINNING of the creation of God referring to God’s NEW CREATION of righteous immortal humans. And God would exalt His FIRSTBORN to be higher than the kings of the earth, according to the prophecy in Psalm 89:27.


Let us read Genesis 1:26,27 again.


“And God (Elohim) 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 creeps upon the earth.

27. So God (Elohim) created man in HIS OWN image, (The pronoun “His” is referring back to God here in the SINGULAR) in the image of God created HE (Being SINGULAR or the ONE Godin ONE person created) him; male and female created HE (Again, being SINGULAR. as in, Yahweh alone by Himself created) them.”


Jesus was made in the IMAGE of God AFTER the cross and WE are being conformed into the IMAGE of Jesus. Jesus did not biome the eternal Son of God until AFTER the cross. The fulness of the Godhead did NOT dwell in Jesus until AFTER the cross. Jesus was not highly exalted until AFTER the cross. The disciples of Jesus did NOT behold the glory of Jesus as the ONLY begotten Son of God until AFTER the cross. Jesus was MADE Lord and a God under his God AFTER the cross. Jesus was GIVEN all power and authority to judge and give eternal life AFTER the cross. Plain, and simple, there was no pre-existing Son of God in the eternity past.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ, 

Brother Mark.


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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!


To me, the best way to know the ONE true God in ONE person is to know who Jesus TRULY IS according to the WHOLE word of Almighty God so please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE?<<< and you will see that the Bible itself teaches us that Jesus was CREATED by his God and Father. And if you have any questions related to the correct meaning of certain verses of Scripture on this subject of who Jesus is please read all the studies under the two headings >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<< and >>>VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PRE-EXISTED!<<< These two headings have ALL the studies that I have on who Jesus truly is according to what the Bible itself teaches us in simplicity. I compiled these three headings to make it easy for my readers to send just one, two, or three links to those you desire to help understand what the Bible itself teaches concerning who Jesus is in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

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