Theological question was asked: “Who is the “Us” and “Our” in Genesis 1:26-27?
Angels or the Father, Son and Spirit and WHY? (Why did Elohim create?)
It is written,
26 Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27 (NASB)
The “Us” and “Our” represent Elohim (Genesis 1:1), the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Angels don’t create nor are we created in the spiritual image of an angel nor did humanity inherit angelic attributes but mankind inherited certain divine communicable attributes from Elohim; this, for His eschatological purposes as humanity is created in the spiritual image of Elohim.
The Father and the Holy Spirit tell you that the World was created through the Son, Jesus Christ (John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1) and we know the Holy Spirit is the Logistical Overseer of the Creation Narrative as He is first introduced in Genesis 1:2.
Genesis 1:26-27 represents a unique collaborative working of the Father, Son and Spirit in the creation of the unique human genome that would play an intimate role in the Father’s eschatological plan “to destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8b) via the Son via the Father’s unique battle strategy of “selfless love” articulated in the Gospel that was ordained “before Time began” (2 Timothy 1:8-10).
Creation Ex Nihilo?
Theologians have argued over the process, the particulars, of the Creation Narrative for millennia and an overwhelming majority incorrectly assume that Time-Matter-the complex Human Genome were created ex nihilo (out of nothing) but this is NOT what the Holy Spirit teaches.
In response to Satan’s destructive rebellion in the Kingdom, the Father delegated authority to the Son (John 3:35; Matthew 28:18) as Creator (John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1) and the Son proceeded to take elements from the unseen Spiritual Realm and fashion those elements into matter that can be apprehended and interacted with by a spirit encapsulated by flesh and bone (spirit with matter) and that spirit of man was fashioned in the spiritual image of Elohim; hence, it is written,
3 By faith we understand that the world has been created by the word of God so that what is seen has not been made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3 (NASB)
What the Holy Spirit is teaching here is the truism that all matter, Time, everything possessing physicality finds its origin in the unseen Spiritual Realm and this is why the Evolutionist, Physicist, Anthropologist, will NEVER define origin as the physical, constrained by time and matter and physics, will never adequately define or explain the Spiritual Realm, that which Jesus tells us is the Realm of His Kingdom; hence, it is written,
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.” John 18:36
What has the Father said about His Son as Creator in the Epistle to the Hebrews, Chapter 1?
1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by 👉👉👉his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power.
👉8 But of the Son he says,
👉“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”
👉👉👉“You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning,
and the heavens are the work of your hands;
11 they will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment,
12 like a robe you will roll them up,
like a garment they will be changed.[a]
But you are the same,
and your years will have no end.”
What has the Holy Spirit said about Jesus Christ as Creator?
John 1 (NASB)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of mankind. 5 And the Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not grasp it.
14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us; and we saw His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Holy Spirit continues relevant to Jesus as Creator…
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation: 16 for by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions, or rulers, or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. Colossians 1:15-20 (NASB)
The entirety of the Heavens, the Earth, the complex human genome, were created in response to Satan’s destructive rebellion in the Kingdom and this Earth is nothing more than a temporary “battle ground” where the destructiveness of Satan’s rebellion was removed from the Kingdom, where nothing impure is permitted to exist (Revelation 21:27), and that “Kingdom War” has been placed here upon this Earth and partially constrained by Time and physics (Ephesians 6); this, as Elohim deals with a rebellious cherub angel and those that followed that angel in the rebellion…Elohim is victorious and His victory was won via selfless love via the Gospel via the Son via Golgotha and the remaining faithful angelic creation observes with awe. The war between good v. evil rages on around us and through us while we possess the volition, free will, to chose whom we will serve, Satan or Elohim.
Father – Administrator
Son – Creator, Warrior, Messiah, Judge
Holy Spirit – Logistics