ELOHIM – God’s First Name Revealed
The first name that God revealed to us comes in the Book of Genesis. It is ELOHIM and in Genesis 1:1 it refers to the Trinity for ELHOIM is plural and says “In the beginning God [ELOHIM] created the heavens and the earth.” We know this is plural because when God created mankind, He said “Let Us make man in Our own image, according to Our likeness” (Gen 1:26a). Notice that God said let “Us” make man in “Our” image. If there were only One God then He would surely have said, “Let Me make man in My image” but He did not. In fact in the account of creation all Three Persons of the Trinity were involved. God’s name, ELOHIM could be thought of as a family name to give you the idea that there is more than one. My family name is Wellman. We are one family but three persons. Bad analogy I know but it is hoped that you might understand this concept better. ELOHIM is God in Three Persons and is God’s name that is associated with Creation because the Psalmist wrote that “The heavens declare the glory of God[ELOHIM]” (19:1).