One of the mysteries of scripture, is when we find God addressing Himself in plural terminology. The first and most noticeable place where we find God doing this is in Genesis 1:26-27. And God said, “Let us make man in our image , after our likeness.”
The first people who were entrusted with the scriptures were the Jews. They would say that God was addressing the Angels in this passage. The problem with this interpretation though is, the Angels were not co-creators with God. The ability and the work of creation was never entrusted with any creature, but only God has the power to create. In my previous post I’ve already pointed out the three entities mentioned in Genesis 1:1-3, 1. God, 2. The Spirit of God, 3, The Word of God. I believe it is these three entities, otherwise known to us as the Trinity or the Triune God that is involved with the creation of human beings.
Is it no wonder, that when God made us, He made us in His own image? He has given us the ability and desire to study Him and to think upon Him. In a sense God made all humans Theologians, studiers of God. The problem is, sin has come in and we have lost our connection with Him. This is why there is so much heresy concerning Him, because, though made in the image of God, we are fallen creatures. Yet even in our fallenness, there remains in us an innate sense of something more, something that’s intangible, which we cant quite see nor touch. In seeking to ease our spiritual longing, we seek spiritual satisfaction in man made religions and philosophies, yet we come up empty, we don’t find answers deep enough to answer the deep longings in our soul.
God created a creature with whom He desires to commune and communicate with, one to whom He can reveal Himself too and make Himself known. God will reveal Himself to us, in the same way He has revealed Himself in the past, as the triune God in Trinity. We are not allowed to come up with our own portrayal of who we think He is, and what He is like. The only manual without a flaw in the portrait is the Bible. We need to make sure that our description of God comes out of His self-disclosure, and not from our own imaginations.