Genesis 1:26 – Who was God speaking to?

Basically, the answer to this question is so clear from the scripture, and so simple, that most people will walk right by it and completely ignore it, simply because it does not fit the mythical narrative that they have been taught all their lives​ by Rome’s Catholic and Protestant religions.


Let’s look at Genesis 1:26,27:

“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.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.


(Verse 26 – God speaking words to his Son…verse 27 – God creating man by himself)


We can see some things very clearly by these 2 verses, if we are paying attention:
1. God seems to be speaking to someone in verse 26, but there is no one there with him.
2. God did not say, “Let us create man in our image.”  He said, “Let us make man in our image”. God Almighty did not create anything with or through anybody. The Bible says that he created all things by himself (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Isaiah 44:24). He did this by his word.
3. Verse 27 does not say that God made man in his image…it says that he created man in his image.
4. God created man by himself, in his own image, male and female he created them. And then, man sinned, and was not in the image of God anymore; and then the man began to beget sons and daughters in his own image: 
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth​.” (Genesis 5:3)

So, man was no longer in the image of God, but rather in the image of Adam, who brought death upon all men​ (Romans 5:12).

This is why God said, before man ever even sinned, that he and his Son Jesus would make man in the image of God.


Many times, throughout the OT scriptures, we read of words that God spoke concerning his Son, Jesus Christ, before he was born.


The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.

Psalm 110:1-4


I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Psalm 2:7,8


And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.

And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Isaiah 49:5,6


Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”

Zechariah 9:9


And, our Lord Jesus said to his disciples after his resurrection:

These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.”

Luke 24:44
The book of Genesis is part of the law of Moses.
And so, we can see by the scripture, that this verse in Genesis 1:26 is the same thing as every other prophecy concerning Jesus the Son of God; it is God, the Father, speaking words of prophecy concerning his Son, Jesus Christ, who clearly did not exist yet at the time (for the Bible says that he was made of a woman, made under the law – Galatians 4:4), but which words he would read in the holy scriptures as he grew in the grace of God after he was born into the world; and he would know that he was sent into the world for one reason – to make man in the image of God.
And that is exactly what he did, with his Father (who is also called the Holy Ghost) in him – by his obedience, death, burial, and resurrection, and afterward the gospel that he sent his apostles to preach in all the world.

The gospel

God is holy, and men are sinners. Sinners cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, and he is the image of the invisible God; so if any man is in him, and he in him, then that man is also now the image of God in Christ Jesus. That is what a Christian is, according to the Bible.
“But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.​”

​Colossians 3:8-11

So, as it was spoken from the beginning, God Almighty, and his Son Jesus Christ, made man in their image by the new testament gospel.
“That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”John 17:21 

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
1 John 5:20

That is the prophecy of Genesis 1:26.
He that hath an ear to hear, let him hear.Amen.

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