ISAIAH 45 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
Isaiah 45:5 (from hebrew)
I Yahweh and·there-is-no further except·me there-is-no Elohim
As you stated Elohim is uni-plural, so notice....
I Yahweh and·there-is-no further except·me there-is
(singular)-no Elohim (Gods)
Elohim is the Hebrew plural word meaning "goddesses and gods," but each time it appears in the Bible it is translated as "God."
So the above verser could correctly be translated...
ISAIAH 45 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there IS no GODS beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
The point is God AT THAT TIME had more than one member composing the Godhead at that time. This other member was The Word.
Moses was called Elohim...because BOTH Moses AND Araan were acting as types of Elohim. One was "God" (the Father) and one was "The Word".
Let's consider this carefully....
All Christians are "sons of God" (through the Holy Spirit).
Now Christ of course was a Son of God (both via virgin birth by Holy Spirit, and via being filled with Holy Spirit). Now if we say Christ was just
"another" son (albeit the first), the same way other Christians are "sons of God", is this true? Is there no distinction between His sonship and
the sonship of other Christians?
If we take the stance that Jesus Christ DID NOT exist eternally before
then Jesus Christ (before His resurrection), COULD NOT accept worship.
To do so would be a sin.
But He did...the only way He could accept worship, were if he WAS GOD, and was currently manifesting in the flesh.
Matthew 14:32-34 (King James Version)
32And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him
, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
34And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
Now notice, this is different than how Peter reacted, Peter was also a "son of God" (a Christian), yet he could not accept worship.
Acts 10:24-26 (King James Version)
24And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and he had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
25And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
26But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
If Peter did not correct Cornelius, he would have sinned by accepting his worship.
So the "sonship" of Christ is NOT the same as the sonship of all Christians everywhere, it is unique. Christ accepting worship also shows He could
only do so, if He were in the past a part of the God Family.
[edit on 8-4-2008 by SirPaulMuaddib_2]