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Wednesday, July 16, 2003                                                                                       View Comments

One Lord?

Sorry but I just didn't have the hour and a half necessary to figure out how to use your site. Here is an observation on scripture - you may use it if you wish.

We have all heard it said in the Bible that there is only one God. True believers know that to worship more than this one God is idolatry. Perhaps the two most famous quotes illustrating this are the following:

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shall love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Deuteronomy 6: 4, 5

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mark 12: 29, 30

Yet in the very first chapter of the Bible is this:

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. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1: 26, 27

Why doesn't Genesis 1: 26 say, "Let me make man in my image, after my likeness." After all, there is only one God isn't there? Why the plural? Why say "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness," unless he was talking to another God or Gods - perhaps even Goddesses.

sent in by: Charnley [charnl@sprint.ca]