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Text "in our image" ... When i was in the Army I was a chaplain assistant. I asked both the protestant and catholic chaplains about that line in
the bible and what it means. Both said 'The Holy Trinity' are the 'our' ...
@ Flyers Fan
There are two creations. The first is that of the celestial realm. A celestial entity has a celestial image (body) and a celestial spirit to make
the image alive. The second is that of terrestrial realm. A terrestrial entity has a terrestrial body and a celestial spirit to make the image
alive. In all cases it is the celestial Holy Spirit (God) who makes anything live.
In the celestial realm the Holy Spirit (God) was invisible to His celestial creation and in order to present Himself for their understanding He
brought Himself into a visible image. This celestial image is called “The Word.” The “Word” has life within Him and is God and is that
begotten of the Father. This is explained by the Apostle John.
John 1:1-4 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things
were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Notice that John repeats “the beginning.” That is to show you that there were two distinct beginnings. One was the celestial beginning and the
other the terrestrial beginning.
Then the word became flesh and as the “Word” became flesh it became a terrestrial soul with the same celestial spirit that it had in the celestial
realm. This proves that the spirit is that which stands in judgment and not the soul and it is the spirit that retains the memory bank of the entity.
The “Word” that existed in the celestial realm has now become a soul or terrestrial body and is known to us (English) as Jesus. This was why
Jesus had the remembrance of His being “The Word” and His heavenly existence.
As you or I go to the store, it is the spirit that directs the soul. In all reality your spirit tells you when and how to move that soul. Even though
you normally would not say aloud “Let’s go to the store” your spirit talks to you and told you to go to the store. You might even say aloud
“I have to go to the store.” The spirit cannot act physically. It relies upon the soul to do the terrestrial work such as building a house but
then the soul cannot build that house without the spirit directing that soul. Both must work together in order to build the house.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl
of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Let us make man in our image which is the body, after our likeness which is the spirit -- Both the heavenly image and earthly image is the same in
recognition. The only difference is the substance change as the soul dies. The spirit is always the celestial substance in both the heavenly or
earthly realms. A human entity does not have a soul but instead is a soul (earthly body) with a celestial spirit. A soul does not enter heaven
because a soul is flesh and blood. The soul must have a substance change but the spirit never changes.
Who is us in Genesis? Us is the Holy Father God in Body and Spirit. There is no other portion to God than what was taught to Moses. As man is two
portions so God is also two portions. As man is but one entity so God is one entity. I see no other cause to subscribe to a triune God or three