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The Oneness of the God of Israel

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Judaism has always believed that the God of Israel is a singular, unified being without any division or form as explicitly stated in the Sh’ma, the Jewish statement of faith. "Deuteronomy 6:4 - Hear O’ Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is only one." The unity of the God of Israel is also strengthened by the statements in the scriptures relating to His nature. Deuteronomy 4:15 - You saw no form of any kind the day the Lord spoke to you at Horeb out of the fire. Therefore watch yourselves very carefully, so that you do not become corrupt and make for yourselves an idol, an image of any shape, whether formed like a man or a woman. Deuteronomy 4:35 - You have been shown to know that the Lord your God is one above and below, there is none other. Deuteronomy 4:39 - Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. Isaiah 43:11 - I am the Lord, and there is no savior besides me. Isaiah 44:6 - Thus says the Lord the King of Israel and his (Israel’s) Redeemer, I am the first and I am the last, and besides me there is no God. Isaiah 45:5 - I am the Lord, and there is none else besides me. Isaiah 45:6 – In order that those from the East and West would know that there is nothing besides me, I am God and there is no other. I am the one who forms light and creates darkness; who makes peace and creates evil; I am God creator of all things. Hosea 13:4 - I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shall know no God but me; and there is no Savior besides me. Psalm 86:10 - For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. Nehemiah 9:6 – You alone are the Lord, you made the heavens, the heavens of the heavens, and all their Hosts. 1 Chronicles 17:20 - O Lord, there is none like you, nor is there any God besides You, according to all that we have heard with our ears. One of the biggest biblical misconceptions is the singular verse in Genesis 1:26 which says “Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness”. Some religions say that because God used the word “us” this proves he is a triune God. However, the Bible explicitly states in the very next verse, Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female He created them”. The verse itself states that God created man in his image, not their image, or our image as would suggest if God was a trinity. The problem with the concept of the trinity is that this one word contradicts all the other sentences that say God is not a man (Numbers 23:19/1 Samuel 15:29/Hosea 11:9), and God is God alone. If we look at existing Jewish literature we will find that it was not uncommon for kings and great leaders to use the plural of “we” when addressing subjects as opposed to the singular “I”. This is also one of the reasons that one of the Hebrew names for God, Elokim, is plural because it exemplifies infinitude, greatness and majesty. In addition, God’s use of the word “let us make man” teaches us that he was speaking to all the spiritual creations as he was preparing them for the main event, the finishing touches for the purpose of creation; the birth of mankind. In essence it wasn't only God that had a hand in Man’s creation it was the entire universe, because everything was created specifically for humanity. The universe is a tool that mankind uses in our battle with free will. Once we understand this teaching, the words “let us make man” become crystal clear and completely support the verses we stated above.