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Joined: 2003/5/24
Posts: 138
Chicago IL USA

 man the Image of GOD

I am starting a fresh reading of the Bible and just got done with Genesis 1:1-31.

I have a question for you guys and Gals.

What is the Image Of GOD?

Specifically what is Image mean?

Any input can’t hurt a guy... Thanks


 2005/2/28 2:50Profile

Joined: 2005/2/23
Posts: 12
Lindale, Texas

 Re: man the Image of GOD

Image (Websters)
1. A reproduction of the form of a person or object, especially a sculptured likeness.
2. Physics. An optically formed duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an object, especially an optical reproduction formed by a lens or mirror.
3. One that closely or exactly resembles another; a double: He is the image of his uncle.
1. The opinion or concept of something that is held by the public.
2. The character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media.
5. A personification of something specified: That child is the image of good health.
6. A mental picture of something not real or present.
1. A vivid description or representation.
2. A figure of speech, especially a metaphor or simile.
3. A concrete representation, as in art, literature, or music, that is expressive or evocative of something else: night as an image of death.
8. Mathematics. A set of values of a function corresponding to a particular subset of a domain.
9. Computer Science. An exact replica of the contents of a storage device, such as a hard disk, stored on a second storage device, such as a network server.
10. Obsolete. An apparition.

(Websters has sure gone downhill)

Aaron Lynch

 2005/2/28 10:47Profile

Joined: 2005/1/14
Posts: 2164


Well, The Godhead is 3 parts- Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Man is 3 parts - Spirit, Soul, Body.

Josh Parsley

 2005/2/28 11:34Profile

Joined: 2005/2/16
Posts: 621
Cache Valley, Utah


Here is the best example from Scripture and just a few chapters from your question.

Genesis 5:1-3 - [i]"When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. He create them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them 'man'.[/i]
[i]"When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth."[/i]

In Christ,

Eli Brayley

 2005/2/28 11:39Profile

Joined: 2005/3/28
Posts: 1

 Re: Gen. 5: 1-3

I have been doing a little research on this particular passage after reading a book called "I need grace to make it". God made Adam in His image, His likeness. When Adam sinned, he distorted that image. God is not sin. In verse 3, it states that Adam had a son in "his own" image and after his likeness. So, doesn't that mean that "we" are created in Adam's image. We are all sinners, right? Just thought it was interesting. Any thoughts on it? :-(

 2005/3/28 20:40Profile

Joined: 2005/3/29
Posts: 13
Soon to be Upton, MA

 Re: man the Image of GOD

When we speak of man being created in the image of God, theologically we are saying the man shares a portion of God's communicable attributes, such as

* moral agency
* reason
* love
* desire for order
* personality
* etc.

In Christ,
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Adam Christiansen

 2005/3/29 0:17Profile

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