In this bible passage "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." 1. Why does God speak in plural? What is meant by "us" and "our"? 2. What does it mean to be made in God's image and likeness? Does that mean perfection? 3. If god created man on the 5th day how is "man" different from Adam?
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I believe that most marriages involve more than 1 person, hence "we" refers to both husband & wife / or some other combination of 2 people these days. Definitely NOT singular.
The passage is from genesis "In the beginning" at which point he had no son nor holy spirit. Also the holy spirit would be a subordinate not an equal and the words would clearly be addressed to one or more equals.
Hi word55, I have to also question this: Exodus 20: 5 "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God". How can god be jealous of other gods if there are no other gods?
Because anytime that people put ANYTHING before Him (God), it is considered a god and God does not like that. People honor other people, cars, jewelry, money, statues, monuments and etc. more instead of seeking and putting God 1st, Matthew 6: 30-33.