Elohim, God Who Exists as Two
Definition of Elohim
Elohim (Hebrew: אֱלֹהִים,) is a plural noun which means ‘Gods in Hebrew’. In the Hebrew Bible, which is the original source of the Old Testament, the word Elohim is used together with the singular nouns El (Hebrew: אל), and Eloah(Hebrew: אֱלוֹהַּ), to designate God. ‘Elohim’ appears more than 2,500 times in the 39 books of the Old Testament and is the most used term to describe God. Interpreted as ‘Gods,’ this expression implies that there is not just one God. In fact, the Bible helps us realize the truth that God is ‘two’ through the image of a human being, God’s creation.
Then God said, “Now let’s make humans in our image and in our likeness ··· So God created them in his image. In the image of God he created them.” He created them male and female.(ERV Genesis 1:26-27)
God created humans using His likeness and image as a model, and He created male and female. This means that there are two Gods, God in the male image and God in the female image. God who created the heavens and the earth is not one but two.
Gods, that is, this is not the only evidence of the existence of two Gods. The Bible testified through the expressions, ‘Elohim’ and ‘Us’ about God who reigns over whole world is two Gods who do the work.
But the LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building. The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”(Genesis 11:5-7)
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”(Isaiah 6:8)
We can confirm that when God was going to stop the construction of the Tower of Babel of arrogant humans, God used the word ‘Us’, and even when looking for people to preach the gospel, God also called Themselves ‘Us’. This is evidence that God who leads the work of salvation is ‘Elohim’, that is, two Gods.
Elohim and Two Gods
Many Christians insist that God is only one by quoting the verses, “The only Father we have is God himself” (John 8:41), and “one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all ···” (Ephesians 4:5-6).
To precisely understand God’s words, “one God Father of all, a person just needs to look at Adam and Eve. The reason is, Adam and Eve were created in the likeness and image of God. In other words, the original image, ‘God,’ can be understood through the copied images ‘Adam and Eve.’
Adam and Eve created in God’s image., are clearly two distinct people. However, the Bible testified that they were ‘one person.’
When Adam sinned, sin entered the world ··· even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did ··· For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many ···(NLT Romans 5:12-15)
The Bible records that sin entered the world through one man, Adam. But actually, it was Eve, not Adam, who sinned first (Genesis 3:6). Accordingly, it should be recorded as the sin of one person Eve, or it should have been recorded as the sin of two people, Adam and Eve. The person who sinned was two people, but it was recorded as one person because Adam represents the two. No one interprets this as saying that Eve did not sin.
Adam and Eve, who are copies, exist as two distinct persons, but are represented as one person, Adam. The same is true of God who is the original. Although God the Father and God the Mother exist as two Gods they can be expressed as one God.
Elohim Described in Revelation, The Spirit and the Bride
The scenes of God Elohim leading the work of salvation are contained throughout the Bible. The following is a record of two Saviors described in the last chapter of the Bible.
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.(Revelation 22:17)
This is a prophecy that the Spirit and the Bride will give the water of life without cost to all humankind. It is only God, the Savior, who has the power to give the water of life (Jeremiah 2:13, John 4:14). The fact that the Spirit and the Bride give the water of life that only God can give means that the Spirit and the Bride are our Saviors. That is, the Holy Spirit and the Bride are Elohim, that is God the Father and God the Mother, who created humankind by saying, “Let us make human beings in our image in our likeness” at the time of creation .
God the Mother has come to this earth in this last age of the Holy Spirit to grant eternal life to all humankind. The job of finding the lost children is not only the Father’s. The only church that believes in God Elohim; God the Father and God the Mother, is the World Mission Society Church of God. This means that you can meet the two Gods who created the heavens and the earth and who reigns over the whole universe there.