Genesis 1:26—Does this verse indicate that there is more than one god?
MISINTERPRETATION: If there is only one God, why does this verse in Genesis use the word us in reference to God? Mormons often note that the Hebrew word usually translated God, Elohim, is in the plural, and the plural pronoun us is used. To them this indicates that there is more than one God: “In the very beginning the Bible shows there is a plurality of Gods beyond the power of refutation. . . . The word Elohim ought to be in the plural all the way through—Gods” (Smith, 1976, 372).