Elohim is plural but…

# **Theological confusion concerning the Trinity:** *”Elohim is plural but…

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Rick Holtsclaw | PentecostalTheology.com


# **Theological confusion concerning the Trinity:** *”Elohim is plural but has absolutely nothing to do with trinity… It means powerful, those who God made powerful carries the title of Elohim. That’s the plurality of the word.” *
# **Response to the one denying the Trinity…**
# Jesus, in John 10:34, quoted Psalm 82:6 where Elohim-gods is used to denote judges-magistrates, those in power and those who rule over the people via God’s authority…but these are men, not Deity. Note: “This use of the word “gods” to refer to humans is rare, but it is found elsewhere in the Old Testament. For example, when God sent Moses to Pharaoh, He said, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh” ([Exodus 7:1](https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Exod%207.1)). This simply means that Moses, as the messenger of God, was speaking God’s words and would therefore be God’s representative to the king. The Hebrew word *Elohim* is translated “judges” in [Exodus 21:6](https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Exod%2021.6) and [22:8](https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Exodus%2022.8), [9](https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Exodus%2022.9), and [28](https://biblia.com/bible/esv/Exodus%2022.28).” (Source: GotQuestions)
# **Discussion…**
# Elohim, Genesis 1:1, is a plural noun with a singular verb. In Genesis 1:2, we’re introduced to the 3rd-Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit and in John 1, the Creator in Elohim as per Genesis 1:1 is introduced as Yeshua-Jesus Christ the Son i.e. the Living “Word” of God. Though I cannot adequately explain the Trinity, my God has chosen to reveal Himself in a Trinity, a Triune God that is revealed in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and these Three are co-equal as One-God while an agreed upon delineation in authority is present among the Godhead.
# Why God has chosen to do this, I do not know but I cannot deny the fact that my Lord has introduced Himself in this way. It is very likely that because God is Spirit (John 4:24) and His Plan for redemption involved manifesting in flesh (Genesis 3:14-15; Matthew 1:23) that the Godhead appears in a division of Three as God would clothe Himself in flesh and offer Himself as the sacrificial Lamb for our sin thus requiring a manifestation of God in the flesh in order to take upon Himself the sin of the World; And this same God, in His resurrected body, would leave the corruption of the World yet in Spirit He would indwell the body of those who have trusted in Jesus Christ as Lord…it is the Spirit of God dwelling in the body of the faithful that secures them in God’s righteousness forever and walks with them daily in the process of sanctification as they are prepared for a life of service in Eternity. This is truly a mystery beyond the mind of man.

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  • Reply March 20, 2020

    Larry Koester

    Elohim is a plural noun that uses a singular verb and has everything to do with the Trinity.

  • Reply March 20, 2020

    Alan White


  • Reply March 20, 2020

    Tracy Walls

    If we could completely comprehend GOD ( with our small minds corrupted by sin) HE wouldn’t be worth worshiping. But this is the GOD who spoke the world into existence. Who had a plan of redemption even satan or the heavenly beings didn’t comprehend until it unfolded. Thank you Rick and all you other worshipers of the Triune GOD who offer some insight.

  • Reply March 20, 2020

    Greg Barolet

  • Reply March 21, 2020

    Doreen A. Asañon

    That specific verse is clear “Christ humbled himself” Although He is God, He did not make himself equal with God” since He was in his “manifested flesh” or ” temporary human form”, He spoke as a human, addressing His divine nature as the highest authority . But what does the Bible say concerning Jesus Christ’s real deity? The Bible speaks of His divinity as “King eternal, immortal and invisible God, who ALONE is wise!

    This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
    I Timothy 1:15‭, ‬17 NKJV

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