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The Image of God

In Image of God on April 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”(Gen. 1:26)  The sun was setting on the 6th day of creation.  The earth was finished.  Hill and valley, lake and stream gave variety and added to earth’s magnificence.  Everywhere the fields were clothed with grass, tree, and flower.  Earth, Air, and Water, were filled with living creatures the LORD GOD had spoken into existence; however, they were without name, without a master, and the Earth had no ruler.

The Father turned to the Son and said,  “Let us make man in our image…and let them have dominion over the sea, and over the fowl, and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creepth on earth.  So, God created man.” (Genesis 1:26,27)  “And God saw that every thing that He made, and, behold, it was very good.  And the evening and the morning were the 6th day.” (Genesis 1:21) The acts of creation were finished.  Man was the last and noblest creature created.  And the Lord God caused all the animals of the earth and the birds of the air to pass before Adam, “to see what he would call them.”  “And Adam gave names to all the cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field.”  And whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.” (Genesis 2:19, 20)  So, every creature was named and classified.    To them was given their master, to Earth its ruler, and to Man a dominion.   So, God created man in His own” image.” (Gen. 1:27)   The Creator took Himself as the model, and the product of His creative work was an image, or likeness, of Himself.  Thus was man honored above the rest of earth’s creation.   Not only was man made in the image of God, but many of the attributes of the Creator were given to him. The gift of speech, and the ability to reason, are among the greatest of these, and although man is not born with faculties trained for the battle of life, yet the power to reason and to gain knowledge may be wonderfully developed.

To the believer of God’s word there can be no doubt concerning the origin of the human family. The statement is plain, “So God created man; . . . male and female created He them.” (Gen. 1:27) Man owes his existence to creation, not to evolution.

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