Is the Trinity in Genesis?

Most Christians believe in the church doctrine of the Trinity, that God is one essence consisting of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. Many cite three passages in the book of Genesis as their primary Old Testament (OT) support for the Trinity: Genesis 1:26; 3:22; 11:7. And they often refer to them when asserting that Jesus preexisted. These texts are as follows:

1:26 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’” (NASB)

3:22 “Then the Lord God said, ‘Behold, the man has become as one of Us, knowing good and evil’”

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Author: Kermit Zarley

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Bible reference(s): Genesis 1:26, Gen 3:22, Gen 11:7

Source: “Incarnation and Trinity Give Us a Clue—They Aren’t in the Bible So It Isn’t True (Part 2),” patheos, May 15, 2013.

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