Trinitarians claim three beings were involved in the literal work of creation. Genesis 1:2 and Genesis 1:26 are used as the so-called evidence.
Genesis 1:2 says, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”
The Trinitarian mindset thinks this means a literal being is moving across the waters. But the real and simple truth is that God can send His Spirit anywhere and can be anywhere He pleases. If this verse meant God's Spirit was a literal being moving across the waters, then this verse below says a literal being is in Job's nostrils. Clearly that is not so!
“All the while my breath is in me, and the SPIRIT OF GOD IS IN MY NOSTRILS;” Job 27:3
The “Spirit OF God” is God's Spirit, not another being. It is His personal presence and power.
David wrote, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” Psalm 139:7. Here David uses Hebrew parallelism to express himself. This expresses a thought one way, and then uses a complementary thought to express it another way. His first thought is, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit?” And the second which is equivalent to the first says, “whither shall I flee from thy presence?” So David is saying that God's Spirit is equivalent to God's presence. Thus the Holy Spirit is God's presence and power.
“In giving us HIS SPIRIT, God gives us HIMSELF,” — (E.G. White, 7T 273.1, 1902)
“The divine Spirit that the world's Redeemer promised to send, is the presence and power of God.” — (E.G. White, ST, Nov 23, 1891)
Thus it was not some being called “god the holy spirit” but the “Spirit OF God” being His personal presence that was moving across the waters.
Genesis 1:26 says, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:”
The argument with Genesis 1:26 is that the Hebrew word “Elohim” for God is plural and so this must mean that God is 3 beings. It is further argued that since the pronoun “us” is used in Genesis 1:26 that this also confirms that God must be 3 and that 3 beings did the creating.
Did anyone ever stop to think that “us” could be just the Father and Son?
The Greek word for God is “Theos” while the Hebrew word is “Elohim.” Note that the Greek word “Theos” is singular and “only” the Hebrew word for God is plural. This is because the Hebrew people pluralized nouns to denote greatness and this is called a “Plural of majesty.” They did this to express that God is great, not that God is more than one.
Below is one dictionary that not only explains the truth but also informs us that no intelligent scholar uses this false argument anymore because the truth is so easily seen and the deception exposed. Hence no one uses this argument anymore unless they are ignorant and deceived.
“Elohim is the plural of Eloah ... The fanciful idea that it referred to the trinity of persons in the Godhead hardly finds now a supporter among scholars. It is either what grammarians call the plural of majesty, or it denotes the fullness of divine strength, the sum of the powers displayed by God. Jehovah denotes specifically the one true God, whose people the Jews were, and who made them the guardians of his truth.” — (Smith's Bible Dictionary)
How many beings does the Bible say were involved in creation?
Ephesians 3:9 says, “God, ... created all things by Jesus Christ:” God in this verse is obviously someone other than Jesus Christ, and Hebrews 1:2 and John 1:3 also say God created all things by His Son. So who is speaking in Genesis 1:26 and who is He speaking to according to these verses?
God said to His Son, “let us make man in our image.” Christ is “the express image” of the Father, so anyone created in the Father's image is also created in His Son's image.
How many beings does SOP say were involved in creation?
“The Father and the Son engaged in the mighty, wondrous work they had contemplated, of creating the world. ... After the earth was created, and the beasts upon it, the Father and Son carried out their purpose, which was designed before the fall of Satan, to make man in their own image. They had wrought together in the creation of the earth and every living thing upon it. And now GOD said to His SON, “Let us make man in our image. [GENESIS 1:26 QUOTED]” — (E.G. White, 1SP, 24.1,2)
Note also that SOP says that the president of the SDA Church, Ted Wilson is in ERROR. This is what happens when you teach a lie from Satan. You get caught out!