The Greek word “Theos” is the singular form of “God,” and it appears 309 times in the New Testament. Meanwhile, “Theoi” the plural form of “God” is written only five times, and these all refer to pagan gods. Therefore, God is only one in the singular form and Heavenly Mother does not exist.
- Mk 12:29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God [Theos], the Lord is one.”
- 1 Co 8:5 For even if there are so-called gods [theoi], whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”) . . .
1. Neither add to nor subtract from the words of God
If the Greek word “Theos” means “God” in a singular form, does the word “us” in Genesis pass away? God the Creator Himself said, “us” (Ge 1:26). Then, how can the word pass away? Heaven and earth will pass away, but God’s words will never pass away (Mt 24:35). God, who created all things and man, said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.” He emphasized the plural word, even repeating three times. Therefore, their insistence is wrong because they deny the word God Himself said. Those who try every way to hinder our truth surely know the words of Ge 1:26 which we quote the most. Despite that, they ignore the word God Himself said and only stick to the Greek word. What do you think their identity is? As long as the words of Ge 1:26 do not pass away, God the Creator must be a plural form of God who is referred to as “us” no matter how God was expressed in Greek.
2. The word elohim written 2,500 times in the Old Testament
Opposers emphasize that “Theos” in the singular form is used 309 times in the New Testament. However, “elohim” in the plural form is used even 2,500 times in the Old Testament. In terms of frequency, their evidence is weaker than the truth.
However, it is not a matter of frequency. Isn’t the word from God the most important?
3. Understanding how God is expressed as a singular form in the Bible
There is no problem when God who said, “us,” is expressed as a singular noun in Greek. That is because God can be described as one even though God is two: God the Father and God the Mother. This is the teaching of the Bible. As you know, Adam and Eve were made in the image of God, in the likeness of God. In other words, they are the copies and shadows made according to the original figure, God, so we can understand God through them. How many people are Adam and Eve? Certainly, they are two. However, the Bible explains them as one instead of two. Though sin entered the world by the sins of two persons―Adam and Eve, the Bible testifies that it all happened through one person, Adam.
- Ro 5:12-15 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man . . . Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam . . . For if the many died by the trespass of the one man . . .
Why does it say, “the trespass of the one man,” when there were two? It means that the Bible considers the two persons, Adam and Eve, as one body (Ge 2:24), and that Adam is the representation of the two.
In the sameway, God exists as God the Father and God the Mother, and we can consider both of them as one. Therefore, the fact that God is expressed in a singular noun can never deny the existence of Heavenly Mother.