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1. When God said let us make man in our own image what did he mean by our?

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Jesus is the expressed image of God.
Our image, which is God & His angels.
Not as those of the Deceiving harlot trinity say, with triune aspects.

Glory to God The Father which who Is Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 9/18/14


I believe that the 'our' refers to Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
---Rita_H on 4/21/14


"When God said let us make man in our own image what did he mean by our?" Tracey either He was speaking of the non tangible image and likeness of Himself in combination with the tangible image and likeness of His created, or He was speaking in terms of His majesty, in the same way that a king or queen might say "we are not amused":o). For the very next line reads "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him, male and female created He them." And In His own words "I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me:" Isa 45:5
Isa 45:6>44:8,9>Deu 4:35,39>Deu 32:39>1Ki 8:60 This is the creator>John 1:1-3>1:10>Psa 33:6>Col 1:16.
---Josef on 4/21/14


tracey, the "our" is in reference to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
---Luke on 2/25/14


Two problems with this analogy. First while living in a pig sty is bad that is not the lake of fire.

Cluny is this the official position of your church or is just a personal view?

Second the Bible says the result of sin is death? The son was alive not dead. GOD says he will destroy the wicked. Being alive is not destroyed.

Rom 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Mat 10:28

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/24/14




//Yet did this affect anyone but himself?

Did not his Father's love merely feed his own hatred for innocent rejoicing?//

Good point...I call the story a story of a "Merciful Father."
That's something to think about.
---Rod4Him on 2/24/14


\\So why will GOD allow sin to exist in His Universe when He has stated that he will destroy the wicked.
\\

Consider the parable of the Prodigal Son. Was not the Elder Son already in hell, though living in his Father's house? Was this hell a separate place? Were there any instruments of torture? Did his Father or brother stop loving him? Was he not begged to come and join the party?

What was it that put him in hell, but his own hatred, envy, and jealousy? Yet did this affect anyone but himself?

Did not his Father's love merely feed his own hatred for innocent rejoicing?

Think about it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/21/14


Those in hell are not tortured by God, but by their own evil and hatred which can no longer harm anyone else.

And Ezekiel is not talking about hell. Cluny

Dear Cluny nice opinion. On what do you base these point?

If you want to show something is true you have to present some evidence beyond you say so.

Do you believe GOD is omnipresent and omniscient? If so then there is no place where HE does not know and exist. So why will GOD allow sin to exist in His Universe when He has stated that he will destroy the wicked.


Mat 10:28

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/21/14


To Lovewins, I am enjoy this! Here some more verses.. Rev. 14:7b Col.1:16 Ps.91:1
The reason I pray everyday Ps.91 is for Him to protect me. He does!

Be very carefull, when you speak such unbelief because God Is Sovereign.. He is all in all !

we have to be carefull how we speak about him. You could say what ever about me. But Be carefull about how you speak about God especially if you claim to be a christian. 1Tim.4:1

Satan was cast down for thinking He was better than God. It's the truth..
If you say you are a believer than you know God is everywhere. He is in everything. Sometimes people make mistakes, say things in haste.
Maybe you have been hurt, disappointed. Talk to Him. He will forgive you.
---Lidia4796 on 2/21/14


To Lovewins...all respect to you but,Beg to Disagree! Your theory can not hold water. God is everywhere, he knows your thoughts, he knows sees & hears, he knows all about you,me & everyone.. If you are a christian you have to believe the word.

God is Omnicient,God is Omnipresent God is Omnipotent. Jn4:24 God is a spirit.
All these verses support the truth God is in all & He is all in all.
Gen.1:1,Deu.29:29 Rev.1:8 Ex.13:15
Mt.19:26 Ti.1:2 Gen.1:26
Ps.139:1, 2, 3, 8,10, 11,12 13.
Ps.11:4 Gen.1:26

Love of Jesus!
---Lidia4796 on 2/21/14




God cannot be all in all and not all in all at the same time.
---Love.wins on 2/19/14


\\they cannot abide the doctrine of GOD torturing people in Hell for all eternity\\

Those in hell are not tortured by God, but by their own evil and hatred which can no longer harm anyone else.

And Ezekiel is not talking about hell.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/19/14


One reason many people want all people to eventually be saved even Lucifer is that they cannot abide the doctrine of GOD torturing people in Hell for all eternity.

The problem is that the Bible does not teach people burn in hell for all eternity. Even Lucifer will cease to exist.
Eze 28:18

Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick, therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/19/14


You're right Cluny. Thx! :)
---Leon on 2/18/14


\\ One Godhead with three distinctly different personalities.
---Leon on 2/18/14\\

The proper theological term is "three persons" (hypostases, personae), not "personalities," which sounds like what is now called dissociative disorder.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/18/14


"If Satan is not saved, then the verse that I cited from 1st Corinthians is untrue."-Love.wins on 2/17/14
This is called bifurcation.
Cluny will correct me if I'm wrong.
It is not "either/or." There are other options.
We know Satan has an eternal abode. (Rev 20:10)
We know the Bible is True.
Therefore, a third option must be presented.
For instance, Love.wins' understanding of the verse could, and may very well be, skewed.
He has already put into question many things from the Word of God. It sounds familiar:
Genesis 3:1,4 ...Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? ...And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
---micha9344 on 2/18/14


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" 'Our' is plural. That means more than one Person within the GOD-Head.

'Our' simply means "Father, Holy Spirit and Son".

The human family was made in the Image of the Triune GOD."
---Gordon on 2/17/14


Very true Gordon. That's what the Bible teaches: One Godhead with three distinctly different personalities.
---Leon on 2/18/14


"If Satan is not saved, then the verse that I cited from 1st Corinthians is untrue."
Love.wins

You got it right on the MARK.
The way you cited the verse is untrue.

You haven't changed a bit.
---Elder on 2/18/14


If Satan is not saved, then the verse that I cited from 1st Corinthians is untrue.
---Love.wins on 2/17/14


love wins, satan will not be saved EVER. he will be tossed into hell with all his minions.
---shira4368 on 2/17/14


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I know that God will eventually save Satan too. 1.Cor.15:28
---Love.wins on 2/17/14


"Please, don't fool yourself. We all have at least one common enemy. Ain't that right Elder?"
Leon

The only enemies we have is Satan and those who work for him to accuse, disrupt, confuse, distort, issue lies, corrupt, spread discord, deny plain Scripture Doctrine and the other satanic things.

If anyone fits that list, then yes, I welcome you to be my enemy.
Ain't that right Leon!
---Elder on 2/17/14


L.w: Please, don't fool yourself. We all have at least one common enemy. Ain't that right Elder?

"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." (1 Pt. 5:8)

"If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you." (Jn. 15:18)
---Leon on 2/17/14


"Our" is plural. That means more than one Person within the GOD-Head.

"Our" simply means "Father, Holy Spirit and Son".

The human family was made in the Image of the Triune GOD.
---Gordon on 2/17/14


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Leon, just because someone questions a statement or makes a comment doesn't mean they hate anyone.

Some, like myself, ask questions and comment just to have an issue cleared up or to know for sure what someone means.

Communication is hard. Sometimes we have to get involved to understand what is really being said about a subject.

I don't think anyone personally hates anyone else on CN. They may not like what is said but that is why we try clear our understanding.
---Elder on 2/16/14


Thank you, Leon. I don't have any enemies that I know of. And if anyone here is my enemy, they have to love me because they are Christians. So all is well on this beautiful Sunday!
---Love.wins on 2/16/14


"Thank you, Leon. You're a good man."
---Love.wins on 2/15/14


..."Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God." (Mark 10:18)

Thanks L.w but, as you know, I'm not worthy of that compliment (?). By the way, just because I called you out, I'm not your enemy either. (Pv. 27:17) God bless! :)
---Leon on 2/16/14


Every man is born without sin. God is without sin, and it is in this in which we are we born in the image of God.
"Man is born into sin", meaning, man is born into the world, a world which is in sin.

God did not create man for sin, he created man to serve God. But man can not serve both God and sin.

Being born of woman and not of Gods Holy Spirit, creates a weakness in the spirit of man, so that man can not overcome the world in sin.

Once we sin, sin becomes our master, and sin will remain our master until we are born again, born of Gods Holy Spirit.

Like us, Jesus was born of woman, but in the spirit he was born of God. This is why Jesus was able to overcome the world, and this is how you can too.
---David on 2/16/14


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Thank you, Leon. You're a good man.
---Love.wins on 2/15/14


"The definitions of words in Strong's are not always trustworthy."
Love.wins

What gives anyone reason to believe your statement above is trustworthy?

"I don't think that anybody on these blogs is particularly credible"
Love.wins

Well, you have certainly brought a new low to this problem. How do we know your statements are credible?
Just read 'em I guess and we will see they are not!
---Elder on 2/15/14


"I don't think..."
--Love.wins on 2/15/14


Those are the truest words you've spoken in CN blogs to date.

Cluny: Your comments highlight your usual hoity toity puffery. You should feel privileged you're allowed to express your "masterfully" inept opinions here.
---Leon on 2/15/14


\\The definitions of words in Strong's are not always trustworthy. He was heavily influenced by the theology of his era, and that spilled over into his work.
---Love.wins on 2/15/14\\

This is something I've said repeatedly: the limited lexica in the back of Strong's are NOT the last words in lexicography.

They may be useful for amateurs, but serious study would require Genesius and Liddel & Scott.

Glory to Jesus Chris!
---Cluny on 2/15/14


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I don't think that anybody on these blogs is particularly credible
---Love.wins on 2/15/14


"...What...Leon talking about?...the word "perfect" is...not there! [?] Can you imagine [Leon] doing your homework? [Not going to happen! :)]...I should look up... "zebra" in ...Strong's Concordance or go to...find out [its meaning]...Maybe it means perfect. [haaa!]

Anyway, have a great day [L.w]. I know, I will. God bless you, & you too Leon!
Peace

PS. Leon, [I'm] sorry you found this so "challenging"
---TheSeg on 2/15/14


It's not that I found it "so challenging" (stressful), but I merely recognize your frustration & opposition (challenges) to my conclusions. So be it! God bless you too Seq! P.S. Define "great" :D
---Leon on 2/15/14


Love.wins
What word is this guy Leon talking about?
Does he want me to look up, "very" or "Good" or "very good"?

Because the word "perfect" is just not there!
So why look it up?

Can you imagine this guy doing your homework?
Maybe I should look up the word "zebra" in the Strong's Concordance or go to school to find out what it means. Because just maybe "zebra" is not what I think it is. Maybe it means perfect.

Anyway have a great day I know, I will.
God bless you, and you too Leon!
Peace

PS. Leon
I sorry you found this so "challenging"
---TheSeg on 2/15/14


"The definitions of words in Strong's are not always trustworthy. He was heavily influenced by the theology of his era, and that spilled over into his work."
---Love.wins on 2/15/14


Says who, you?!!! You're not credible L.w! :/
---Leon on 2/15/14


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The definitions of words in Strong's are not always trustworthy. He was heavily influenced by the theology of his era, and that spilled over into his work.
---Love.wins on 2/15/14


"...Why don't you show me where God said "perfect"?
So I can better understand this perfection you're seeing.

Improve! Not if he made it perfect to begin with!
If you see room for improvement then you know it was not perfect.
...[?!]
Now if you want to believe it means "perfect", what can I do!
Peace"
---TheSeg on 2/14/14


God can improve upon even that which is categorically "perfect" Seq! Why don't you get a Strong's Concordance & go to school on what words in the Bible mean instead of challenging me? Peace! :)
---Leon on 2/14/14


"...Why don't you show me where God said "perfect" So I can better understand this perfection you're seeing. Improve! Not if he made it perfect to begin with! If you see room for improvement then you know it was not perfect. [?]...I believe he means without changing it! Now if you want to believe it means "perfect", what can I do!
Peace
---TheSeg on 2/14/14


Leon, please tell me or show me those definitions."
---Love.wins on 2/13/14


You guys!!! :) Missouri (Show Me) loves company, huh? Buy a vowel or else purchase a Strong's Bible Concordance & go to school. (2 Tim. 2:15) I'm not going to do your homework for you. :/
---Leon on 2/14/14


Then you must also believe, so was Job!
Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job, and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

Yet God has said:
There is none good but one, that is, God. Mat_19:17, Mar_10:18!
No, not one Rom_3:10,Rom_3:11,Rom_3:12!

Now all you have to do is ask yourself.
When God said Gen_1:31 was Lucifer or Satan part of the (everything he had made)?
Maybe you, like some, want to believe Lucifer or Satan was a separate creation. And therefore, not part of the six days of creation.

BTW "being perfect in your ways", is not being created perfect!
But Feel-Free to believe what you want!
MCSC Peace
---TheSeg on 2/14/14


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Let me see I believe Lucifer or Satan was created perfect but in a perfect place he fell.

Eze 28:13-15

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God, every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth, and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God, thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.

Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/14/14


You're looking at it from a human point of view. God can improve upon anything.
Leon

Why don't you show me where God said "perfect"?
So I can better understand this perfection you're seeing.

Improve! Not if he made it perfect to begin with!
If you see room for improvement then you know it was not perfect.

Does your bible have a verse Gen_1:31?
Does it say "very good" or "perfect"?
Because!
Mat_4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Every word! I believe he means without changing it!
Now if you want to believe it means "perfect", what can I do!
Peace
---TheSeg on 2/14/14


Leon, please tell me or show me those definitions.
---Love.wins on 2/13/14


"...if God...created a perfect man, how could he fall if the environment was perfect![?]... Scripture shows it's obviously part of God's overall plan (but then you add) of 'further perfecting' mankind by allowing us to fall. Yet God in scripture shows us Gen_1:31 "very good"
Not the word perfect? Why would God say clearly "very good", (when and if) he (as you say) meant 'perfect'?...how do you perfect perfection if God...meant, it was perfect![?]..."
---TheSeg on 2/13/14


Wow, that's quite a barrage of questions Seq! :) You need a Bible (Hebrew & Greek) understanding of "perfect" to answer your questions. You're looking at it from a human point of view. God can improve upon anything.
---Leon on 2/13/14


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Leon, if God as you say:
Created a perfect man, how could he fall?
If the environment was perfect!
Why was Christ foreordained?
Why was there a tree of good and evil?
Why was there a serpent roaming around in the garden?
Why are not all the angels in heaven?

Scripture shows it's obviously part of God's overall plan (but then you add) of "further perfecting" mankind by allowing us to fall.

Yet God in scripture shows us Gen_1:31 "very good"
Not the word perfect? Why would God say clearly "very good", (when and if) he (as you say) meant "perfect"?
And if you can please explain, how do you perfect perfection?
If God really meant, it was perfect!
Peace
---TheSeg on 2/13/14


"Leon, I guess it depends, then, on how you define the word "perfect."
---Love.wins on 2/13/14


L.w: How "you" or "I" might individually define perfect doesn't matter a hill of beans if our definitions don't fit the actual Hebrew & Greek definitions of the word as it's used in the Bible.
---Leon on 2/13/14


Leon, I guess it depends, then, on how you define the word "perfect."
---Love.wins on 2/13/14


"Neither Adam nor Eve were created perfect, else they would not have sinned at all."
---Love.wins on 2/12/14


Untrue L.w! Perfect God created perfect man (in His likeness) to live in a perfect environment. Scripture shows it's obviously part of God's overall plan of "further perfecting" mankind by allowing us to fall (choose poorly) so He can teach us how to rise up & walk according to His will & purposes. God knew A & E would sin. It was inevitable since they were immature novices (newbies) under development.

Adam's fall was an attention getter for us all. School is in session (2 Tim. 2:15). Some of us will make the grades IAW God's will & graduate. Others, well...
---Leon on 2/13/14


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What I mean is, it is far from the way God is going to have it!
But it is perfect (for and according) to his purpose!
Mat_10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

Rom_8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Eph_3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
2Ti_1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,,

Peace
---TheSeg on 2/13/14


I believe it means, we were made exactly the way God wanted us to be made! Gen_1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

After all: Rom_9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Certainly nothing could be called perfect without the Spirit of God!
No living soul can be called perfect!

But more than this on the sixth day (God himself called everything he had made) very good!

Consider, the seventh day, God, ended all his work!
There is a tree of good and evil in the garden.
There is a serpent roaming around.
Many angels have left heaven.
Far from perfect!
Peace!
---TheSeg on 2/12/14


\\Neither Adam nor Eve were created perfect, else they would not have sinned at all.
---Love.wins on 2/12/14\\

This is the teaching of the Orthodox Church.

They were "very good" as far as they went, but were not perfect.

Rather, they were in a state of undeveloped innocence, and were intended to GROW into perfection.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/12/14


//Do you mean to say that Eve was neither perfect nor in the image of God?
Of course not
---michael_e on 2/12/14


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Neither Adam nor Eve were created perfect, else they would not have sinned at all.
---Love.wins on 2/12/14


Adam and Eve are both in the image of GOD.


Gen 1:27

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.

Now most people agree it is not a physical likeness. But we are made in a spiritual likeness to GOD. But that it has been corrupted by sin.
---Samuelbb7 on 2/12/14


Jesus Christ Is the expressed image of God & Is God. John 8 v 16 + 58 & 14 v's 8 - 9 & 20 v's 27 - 28, Col. 2 v 9, Isa. 44 v 6, Rev. 22 v 13. Jesus The All Mighty God.

Man was made in our image. The angels was present there with God when man was created. When angels are dispatched from God to do a task for some one or some ones, Is in human like form. The same was when to help Lot & his family to get out from Sod. & Gom.
---Lawrence on 2/12/14


\\Only one man was made in God's image, perfect, that was Adam\\

Do you mean to say that Eve was neither perfect nor in the image of God?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/12/14


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1st God gave man Life=share his breath

2.a personal touch! Gen.1:26
Man is unique -material body yet,immaterial soul/spirit.
Image= resemble God

3.God is a spirit. Jn.4:26.Adam created "had" perfect health.(Not subject to death)

Gen.1:28 dominion of animals.Able comminicate with God. Also Man can Reason & Choose. Gen.3:8
Fellowship with God

So it We have the image but yet bear the scars of sin. Jam.3:9

Love of Jesus! Lidia4796
---Lidia4796 on 2/12/14


Only one man was made in God's image, perfect, that was Adam.
"Our" indicates more than one.
---michael_e on 2/12/14


Us: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.

The Trinity:
1John5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

God the Son:
John1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
John1:3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Christ equal to God:
Joh5:18 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
---trey on 2/11/14


Historically, important persons have sometimes used "Us" to refer to themselves, rather than "me."
---Love.wins on 2/11/14


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More important, what did God mean by "image and likeness"?

To put it another way, in what consists the image of God in human beings?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 2/11/14


GOD: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. One what (GOD), three who.
---Leon on 2/11/14


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