26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” ~Genesis 1:26
Many people use Genesis 1:26 as evidence to support that God isn’t one or that God and Jesus are two separate entities. But that is not at all what is being communicated here.
God is a spirit. If He had created man in His image (as a spirit) we would not have our earthly bodies. We would be unable to inhabit the earth He created for us.
So, he used Himself as He would appear some 4000 years later – in the form of Jesus Christ – God manifested in flesh. The language, the usage of plural pronouns, is a foreshadowing of God walking earth as a man – of God saving us (Acts 20:28). It is a reference of things to come when Christ would die for our sins, opening the door for us to become like God in our eternal spiritual bodies.
See, God is in all places and all times. He IS future, past and present all at once.
So the pronoun usage in Genesis 1:26 does not show a plurality of Gods or a “trinity,” it shows something far more wonderful and glorious and promising. It shows that even then, before He formed us, God was planning for us, for our salvation, our eternal spiritual bodies. How wonderful is that?!
There is only ONE GOD – there is no trinity:
Matthew 1:23 Immanuel means “God with us”
Isaiah 9:6 His name shall be Mighty God, Eternal Father
Isaiah 43:10-11 There is no God formed before Him nor after, there is no savior besides Him
Revelation 1:17-18 and Revelation 2:8 Jesus is the first and the last
Isaiah 44:6 and 2 Peter 1:1 God is the redeemer and Jesus is the redeemer – we can’t have two redeemer – they are one and the same. Our redeemer is our “God and Savior Jesus Christ.”
Isaiah 44:24 God created the world by Himself alone
John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 Jesus made all things
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God
John 1:14 and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us
John 10:30-33 Jesus and I and my Father are one
God’s name is Jesus. It is not “God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. “God” is a title, not a name. It is like saying President the father and so forth. It doesn’t make sense. Jesus is the Father, Jesus is the Son, Jesus is the Holy Spirit (God’s Spirit) because Jesus is God.
Do not be deceived by doctrines that teach anything else.
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man.
10 You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.
11 I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior. ~Isaiah 43:10-11