In the Beginning God . . .

Genesis 1:1 states: “In the Beginning God . . . .” The Hebrew or Jewish word of God used in this instance is Elohiym. It is the plural name of God meaning as confirmed in Genesis 1:26 that there is more than one God for it says, “Let Us make man in Our image.

If I was to introduce myself to you and say I’m Lesters you would look at me and say you cannot call yourself a plural unless you think there is more than one of you. In which case you would say I would need some psychological help. But, my name is Lester and I met and fell in love with a woman by the name of Denise and we had two beautiful girls and together the four of us make up the Bentleys. Our family name is Bentley

See how that works. In John 1:1, John confirms this by pulling the opening words from Genesis 1:1. John states: “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Lets break this down even further to give us an even clearer idea of what is being said. Lets remove a few words from John 1:1 but yet keep the same original meaning. “In the beginning God . . . was with God.” If we add verse two of John chapter 1 we see that God was with God from the very beginning and They created the World. You see, in a human way of thinking then word or name Elohiym used in the first verse of Genesis chapter one is the family name for God and They created the world because they wanted to have a relationship with those they created.

Published by The Bible In Your Hand

Hi, I am Pastor Lester Bentley, a devoted husband, father, and Pastor for the Northeastern Wyoming District of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. I am committed to the great gospel commission as stated in Matthew 28:19, 20.

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