Understanding Elohim

Elohim plural or singular:

First verse in the bible Gen.1:1 Getting this wrong! What would that mean?  Religion built on Sand, their is no foundation and the structure will move from one god to two gods to three gods as history has proved. So now isn’t it about time Christianity find out who there worshipping and how to worship and why  Jesus Worships this one and only true God!

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Elohim is a grammatically singular or plural noun for “god” or “gods” in both modern and ancient Hebrew language. When used with singular verbs and adjectives elohim is usually singular, “god” or especially, the God. When used with plural verbs and adjectives elohim is usually plural, “gods” or “powers”

“The word Elohim when referring to a single God is always translated as a singular in all Bible translations. When Elohim refers to a group of gods it is translated into English as “gods.” In other words, the way one determines how to translate Elohim depends on context and the verb. (In Hebrew the verb contains information about whether it is singular or plural). So, in conclusion, we ask our Trinitarian friends to stop using Elohim to support their doctrine. This argument is not compelling and it is not being used by the top Trinitarian scholars anymore.”  by Sean Finnegan
Frequently the word Elohim (the Hebrew word for God) is used to assert that God is plural. Naturally, this occurs because the word Elohim is plural in form. In Hebrew the “-im” ending indicates a plural like the “-s” ending in English. However, language is a tricky thing. Sometimes one will come across a word that ends in an “s” but is not plural (like “news”). The same occurs in Hebrew. Even so, rather than make the case myself (since my understanding of Hebrew is very limited), I have found a number of excellent Bible dictionary entim tries that make the point very well. Please note that most of these entries were written by people who believe in the Trinity, but even so, they DO NOT use the plural form of the word Elohim to make their case. by Sean Finnegan
“Elohim, though plural in form, is seldom used in the OT as such (i.e. gods). Even a single heathen god can be designated with the plural Elohim (e.g. Jdg.11:24;1 Ki.11:5; 2 Ki.1:2). In Israel the plural is understood as the PLURAL OF FULLNESS; God is the God who really, and in the fullest sense of the word, is God” (J. Schneider, ‘God, Gods, Emmanuel’ in The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology: Vol. 2, ed. Colin Brown, (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan,197b), p. 67)

After years of writing about our only father who is God alone and there is no other people still don’t get it! I Tim 6:13 I urge you in the sight of  God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He(The father) will manifest in His own time,(Matt.24:36 [ No One Knows the Day or Hour ] “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.) He(father) who is the blessed and only [e]Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone(father) has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

Only the father has eternal life and has existed before all things as Christ confirms John 5:19 Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner. John 5:30 I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me. John 17:2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. ICor. 15:23  But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. And in the end Christ returns all authority and power to the one and only God who gave it and in trusted it with his only child…

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