Even though Elohim represents more than one deity (correct me if I'm wrong), it isn't defined as theseAnd 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. Gen. 3:22
other 'gods' being part of the One God. They are separated from his Oneness, they aren't Him (singular).
Well if we're going to assume this is trinity-based, you would be saying Jesus, 'The Father', and the Holy Ghost have schemed against their own 'creation'Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that
they may not understand one another's speech. Gen. 11:7
by causing confusion and destroying the one-language (whatever it was). I'm not sure about anyone else, but this verse in it's own context, gives a 'bad
image' too the Trinity as it is.
A singular God with many hosts, am I missing something?And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:8
I see that 'us' as a ripple effect of being both created and capable of creating further, still one God or stone in which the ripple is caused from. As in,In regards to Gen. 1:26, those who deny the Trinity say that God when God says, 'Let Us make.' He is speaking with the angels in
mind. The problem with this is that angels do not create. There is absolutely no biblical evidence that angels created anything at all.
God creates angels to share his 'image' in Heaven, then he brings it down too Earth and each angel has it's own governing role for the 'image' of God.
The angels do not have to 'create', 'making' consists of using what's already there (the element Earth, the spirit of God, life, air, water, etc). God has
already created, 'making' is something any angel can do at the whim of the one God. For instance, the flaming sword recorded in Genesis 3:24. God
created the material, the angel could have 'made' it with a blessing to keep the Garden defended, etc. I see no problems with the issue as you've said.
Of course the angels didn't 'create' anything, this doesn't mean they cannot 'make' out of what's already created. Angelic 'Order', is depicted
as maintaining things, not 'creating' anything new or unique and it cannot happen without the authority of God (the one).
The 'us' can be the angels, they are high ranked sentient celestial entities, all they need is God's permission. Much like Jesus himself, butWe see in Isaiah 44:24, 'Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself, And spreading out the earth all alone.' God made all things alone. Therefore, the 'us' in 'Let Us make man in our image' cannot be the angels. Furthermore, people are not created in the image of angels, but of God.
a trinity isn't evident in either Genesis or Isaiah. Angels are 'primary' images of God, humans are 'secondary'. Well, it's plausible, at least.
Since the Israelites have not been taught of the Trinity, they have this reason, by the law of God to not accept such.Deut Chapter 13:1-6 All this word which I command you, that shall ye observe to do; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams-and he give thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto thee-saying: 'Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them'; thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God putteth you to proof, to know whether ye do love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. After the LORD your God shall ye walk, and Him shall ye fear, and His commandments shall ye keep, and unto His voice shall ye hearken, and Him shall ye serve, and unto Him shall ye cleave. And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken perversion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of bondage, to draw thee aside out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put away the evil from the midst of thee.
I can speak of myself in first, second, and third person, this does not make me a Trinity.They cannot be dismissed by the assumption that God is speaking of himself in a type of third person way.
Even though I and us are obvious a switch from one too more than one. It does not say: 'who will go for my other self?' or anything like that. Us, although God is one, he has a lot of hosts in Heaven and they can easily 'follow' his spirit or a manifestation of him down on Earth who doesn't necessarily have to always be Jesus. Consider El-ijah, Jo-El, etc. God is within his people.He says, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' This is on the unusual construction. The singular speaker refers to himself in the plural.
The covenant is eternal.
Psalm 119:152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.
Psalm 119:160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.