ELOHIM THE CREATOR
By Alyce McPherwson
In Genesis 1:1:
In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth.
The Hebrew word for God used in the above scripture is Elohim, a plural noun. If you read this scripture with your natural understanding you would likely assume that there is more than one God. Some believe this Elohim represents the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, yet the old testament prophets prophesied, ďHear O Israel the Lord thy God is ONE GOD.Ē
Most Biblical scholars believe that Moses wrote the book of Genesis and the story of Moses gives strong evidence that he was the author.
Moses was a descendant of Abraham who lived in Ur of the Caldees. When God called Abraham to come out of his fatherís house, he journeyed to the land of Canaan. When he arrived there the land was inhabited by Canaanites who worshipped a God they referred to as EL. Abraham and the Hebrew people began to be influenced by the worship of EL.
God told Abraham that the Hebrew people would suffer famine and as a result would journey into the land of Egypt and be under bondage to the Egyptians for 400 years. The Hebrews were influenced by Egyptian culture but never forgot the God known as EL.
The Hebrew people began to multiply and the Pharaoh was afraid the Hebrews would increase to the extent they would out number the Egyptians. As a result, all the male babies of the Hebrews were to be killed at birth.
Mosesí mother knew he was called of God and placed him into the Nile river as his sister watched nearby. The Pharaoh's daughter found Moses and took him home to Pharaoh's house. There was no milk for Moses and his sister told Pharaoh's daughter that she knew a Hebrew woman who had milk and Mosesí mother was called to the house of Pharaoh to nurse him.
Moses was raised in the house of Pharaoh and was taught the Egyptian culture and worship of their many Gods but was also taught by his mother, about the Hebrew God EL.
When Moses saw an Egyptian and Hebrew fighting, he rose up and slew the Egyptian and as a result had to flee into the backside of the desert.
One day when Moses was tending his sheep in the desert, he saw a bush that was on fire. Moses heard a voice speak out of the fire and instructed him to return to Egypt and deliver the children of Israel out from Egypt and take them back to the land of Canaan.
When Moses asked God what he would tell the Israelites God gave the following answer.
And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, what is his name? (nature) What shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses I AM THAT I AM: and he said, thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
God did not give him a title, but described the nature of who he was. God said, I AM THAT I AM, or I AM THAT I BECOME.
God who was Spirit, became all things. He was relating the fact that every specie came out of him and his nature could be found in all that came out of him.
In Exodus 6:2,3:
And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD (YAHVEH) And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name GOD ALMIGHTY, but by my name YAHVEH was I not known to them.
The name GOD ALMIGHTY in translation is, EL SHADDAI storm God or breasted one.
God was telling Moses that He was familiar with the Canaanite God EL, but he was about to reveal to them the nature of YAHVEH meaning God of the covenant. God was about to make a covenant with the Hebrew people through the law He was about to reveal them through their deliverer Moses.
Evidence points to the fact that Moses wrote the book of Genesis because:
1. He was a descendant of Abraham who dwelled in the land of the Canaanites who worshiped the God known as EL.
2. He was taught about the God EL by his mother and about the creation of every specie when God hid him in the cleft of the rock and revealed his hinder parts (Past activity) to him.
In Genesis 1:1:
In the beginning God (elohim) created the heaven and the earth.
In the above scripture the word for God is Elohim a plural of El.
THE WORD ELOHIM IS A COLLECTIVE PLURAL.
Elohim appears over 2000 times throughout the Hebrew scripture and in almost every instance it has a singular verb. It is always:
ďAnd Elohim (he) spoke to Moses and never ďAnd Elohim (they) spoke to Moses.
So Elohim is not three Gods creating the heaven and the earth, but ONE GOD creating EVERY SPECIE out of Himself.
Genesis 2: 1,3
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host (specie) of them. And on the seventh day God (Elohim) ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God (Elohim) blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God (Elohim) created and made.
Romans 1:20 (KJV)
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Psalm 82:1-8 (KJV)
A Psalm of Asaph.
God (Elohim) standeth in the congregation of the mighty (EL); he judgeth among the gods.  How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.  Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.  They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.  I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.  But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.  Arise, O God, (Elohim) judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
We are Godís Elohim , called to judge the earth by becoming in the likeness and image of our original life form that resurrected from the realm of death, hell and the grave , Jesus Christ.
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