Calvin’s View of Life: The Meaning of All Existence to John Calvin

This, of course, is exactly what the Holy Bible initially declares about the Triune God. ‘In the beginning, Elohim created the Heavens and the Earth.’   Genesis 1:1.   ‘And Elohim said, "Let Us make mankind in Our image!"‘   Genesis 1:26.

"Elohim," Calvin comments here,2  is "a noun of the plural number.   Thence the inference is drawn that the three Persons of the Godhead are here noted….   The Scripture…always recalls us to the Father and His Word and Spirit….   Christians thus properly contend from this testimony, that there exists a plurality of Persons in the Godhead….   There is  something in man [as God’s image] which refers to the Father and the Son and the Spirit"- such as man’s body/soul/spirit and humanity’s father/mother/child and church/state/society etc.