In His Image

What does it mean, when the bible says that we are made after his image as you find in Genesis?

God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
(Genesis 1:26 MSG)

Let us reflect on this. But first another question. Do we have one God or three? Let me ask this a little differently: are you one person or three?

This might come as a surprise, but think of it in a sin free environment. Can’t we think of the Father as the soul, in Hebrew thinking the center of God, the Spirit as the spirit, and the Son as the body? (Thanks to a friend for this revelation.)

Now, God never changes. He doesn’t have to. We have to learn as we are not perfect in the sense of faultless as He is. (We are perfect(ing) in the sense that we are Maturing, though, which is the biblical view of perfect.) Do you think that Jesus got a different shape or appearance after He came down to earth? Let’s see:

They’re stone-blind to the dayspring brightness of the Message that shines with Christ, who gives us the best picture of God we’ll ever get.
(2 Corinthians 4:4 MSG)

… of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
(2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV)

So Christ is the image (gr. eicon) of God. In Genesis we are called the image of God. Could it be that our body was shaped after Jesus, the Son?

We really represent Jesus in the earth.

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Accompanyist | Pastor in Exile | Iconoclast — I am a Gallup certified CliftonStrengths coach and a Spiral Dynamics practitioner.