The New Testament makes it very clear that the God of the Bible is one God in three distinct persons. It also directly states that the pre-Incarnate Word (or second member of the Trinity) directly participated in every act of creation. Likewise, this doctrine can be supported from the text of Genesis 1. While the use of the plural noun Elohim used throughout the Old Testament is inadequate to demonstrate it, the plural pronoun and plural predication used in Gen 1:26 does strongly suggest it—indeed demand it on the basis of NT revelation.Read the full article.
Bryan Murphy Associate Professor of Old Testament B.A., Temple Baptist College M. Div., The Master’s Seminary Th. M., The Master’s Seminary Th. D., The Master's Seminary After completing a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Temple Baptist College, Dr. Murphy came to TMS. During his M.Div. studies, he served as a pastoral intern under Dr. Stuart Scott at Grace Community Church. He is currently serving as the Pastor/Teacher of Roosevelt Community Church in Lancaster California, a ministry position that he has fulfilled since May 2000. While in ministry there, he completed two additional post graduate degrees from The Master's Seminary including a Doctor of Theology in Old Testament studies under Dr. William Barrick. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at The Master's College in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program, and at The Master's Seminary in the OT department. He has taught both overseas and here in the United States as a preacher, guest lecturer, and conference speaker. Dr. Murphy joined the seminary faculty full time in July of 2011.