The Image of His Son
God’s statement: Let us make man in Our image, in Genesis 1:26, is the first evidence that Christ was the speaker for the invisible God.
Here, God revealed His plan to make man in His image, through Christ.
The Apostle Paul spoke of God’s plan, when he said: “He chose us from the foundation of the world,” (Ephesians 1:4) and “you were predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29).
The Grammatical Proof of Genesis 1:26-27
Genesis 1:26 grammatically proves that Christ was the Word, the speaker for the invisible God.
The Trinity doctrine teaches that God is comprised of three distinct persons who speak as one individual. Therefore, whenever God says something, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit all speak, and the expression “I” to refers to the collective individual of God.
If this was true, then the “Us” expression in “Let Us make man in Our image” would logically refer to a “fourth” person, since the three supposedly always speak as one individual.
But the Bible describes Christ and God as two spiritual beings, two Gods: the one true God, and the only begotten God. One who spoke for the other, making us believe there is only one speaker. The only time the plurality comes out is when Christ as the speaker must refer to Himself!
The next verse, Genesis 1:27, also grammatically proves that Christ was ELOHIM. The Hebrew text reads:
“ELOHIM created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them male and female.”
The phrase “ELOHIM created man in His own image” refers to the creation of man in the physical image of ELOHIM, who appeared as a man, as the image of the invisible God.
The next phrase: in the image of God He created them male and female must refer to the spiritual image of the invisible God, who is neither male nor female.
The words “Let Us make man in Our image” are one of six statements of God to Christ, that reveal His plan of salvation.
Genesis 3:22 and 11:7
In Genesis 3:22, God said: “Behold the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil.” Here, He revealed man’s need of salvation. In Genesis 11:7, God said: “let Us go down and confuse their language.” With this, God separated the world into nations, and created a chosen Nation to bring His salvation message.
Many have suggested that God was speaking to Angels, and not to Christ. But there were no Messengers, except for the Spirit of Christ, who was the Word. He was the “ELOHIM” who normally spoke with singular verbs and adjectives. However, in these occasions, He spoke with plural verbs and adjectives because He, as the Word, was speaking about Himself, on behalf of the invisible God.
Isaiah 6, Who shall go for Us?
The most powerful “Us” statement is in Isaiah 6:8, where Isaiah was commissioned as the Messianic prophet. Here, Isaiah looked at the Spirit of Christ, the image of the invisible God, and the coming Messiah, who spoke for God, saying: “who will go for Us?”
In Acts 28:25, the Apostle Paul said that these words were spoken by the Holy Spirit. This was the Spirit of Christ, who was manifest in visible form as the “image of the invisible God.”
The New Testament Communications of Christ and God
The last two communications of God to Christ are found in the New Testament.
In the Gospel of Luke, God said “You are My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased,” to show the way of salvation through the example of Christ.
Finally, God revealed the one name by which we must be saved, when Jesus asked God to glorify His name on the cross. God replied: “I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The name of Jesus was glorified again when God made Jesus the Lord, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, to the glory of God the Father.