found 7 items matching Genesis 1.26
The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament [53:34]
by Jesse Acuff rated at 1.3 (7 votes so far)
Repeatedly, the very church that insists that the Holy Spirit is a distinct "person," and the third member of the Holy Trinity, contradicts itself when it states the unadulterated truth. If the Spirit of God was not a person in the Old Testament, it is not a person in the New Testament, and therefore not a member of a so-called Holy Trinity! God does not change to suit the whims and fanciful imaginations of men be they pagan or Christian. There is neither variableness nor shadow of turning with the great Creator God of this universe. However, if there were, and if God, at some point decided that He should become a Trinity on a lark in order to satiate pagan man's inordinate desire to worship Him as such, where is the proof? Such a God would not be deserving of worship. Where indeed can we find in the pages of the Bible during the period between the close of the prophetic age of the Old Testament and the opening of the Messianic age of the New, a clear and precise message calling for a change in the number of the members of the Godhead? We cannot, for there is none.
Does Everyone Believe in the Trinity [11 pages]
by Anthony Buzzard rated at 1.4 (6 votes so far)
It is customary for students of the Bible to refer to Jesus as God and to insist that belief in a Trinity of three co-equal, co-eternal Persons in the One God is the hallmark of true faith. Many recognized Bible scholars do not think, however, that Jesus is called God, in a Trinitarian sense, in the Scriptures. Distinguished experts on the Bible, past and present, maintain that the doctrine of a Tri-personal God is nowhere taught in Scripture.
Commentary on Genesis 1.26 and 11.7 [2 pages]
by John Schoenheit, Mark Graeser, and John Lynn rated at 1.6 (7 votes so far)
This use of the plural is for amplification, and is called a "plural of majesty" or a "plural of emphasis," and is used for intensification (see note on Gen. 1:1). Many Hebrew scholars identify this use of "us" as the use of the plural of majesty or plural of emphasis, and we believe this also. Used with permission from biblicalunitarian.com
Let Us Make Man: A Study of the "Us Texts" [42:55]
by Sean Finnegan rated at 3.1 (12 votes so far)
Who was God talking to in Genesis 1.26; 3.21; 11.7; Isaiah 6.8? Should these four texts be used to support the notion that within God are multiple persons? Sean Finnegan demonstrates conclusively that this is simply not the case. Through careful examination of relevant passages and by quoting leading trinitarian study Bibles one simple conclusion emerges: God says "us" in the same sense that "us" is used in any other context--he refers to himself and others (members of his heavenly court).
Debate: On The Narrow Mind Call-In Show [119:48]
by Dan Mages & Patrick Navas vs. Gene Cook rated at 2.9 (16 votes so far)
Dan Mages and Patrick Navas engage Gene Cook (the DJ) on the Trinity. Both sides do a fine job of talking about the reasons why they hold to their positions.
Genesis 1.26 [48:56]
by Steve Katsaras rated at 2.3 (8 votes so far)
Steve Katsaras explains Genesis 1.26
Elohim and Genesis 1.26 [2 pages]
by Jay Dicken rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
It is true that in a few verses the first-person plural pronoun is used, but in the vast majority of verses the first-person singular pronoun is used, even though its antecedent is plural! This is a significant grammatical anomaly. To whom might God be talking at Genesis 1:26?
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