Created in God's Image

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In the beginning of the Bible in the Book of Genesis, it is revealed to use in 1:26-27 that God has created man in his image. The text verbatim states “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” From this distinct text we can clearly conclude that when ad created man and woman, they were destined to be in God’s image and carry his image throughout his creation. Today we can see that many of us do not live in God’s image due to society becoming more secularized as it progresses through the years, however as Christians we can verse this by living in God’s image in our chosen vocations, churches, and even in the secular world. One may ask what exactly does it mean to be made in God’s image. For someone not familiar with the Christian religion may find this as confusing. Living in God’s image does not exactly mean living as if you are God, which would blasphemy, but instead use our attributes that God has given us that are similar to His own. Christians are aware that God’s image is holy, merciful, benevolent, just, independent, and also rational since he has the ability to reason. Thus since humans were created in God’s image, we all encompass these characteristics. When it comes to the secular world, one of the hardest attributes that God has instilled in us is the ability to be just benevolent as God is. As humans it seems difficult for you to love everyone and everything on this planet. Some state that it is impossible, but from a theistic point of view, if God is able to be benevolent to all and we are made in his exact image, it should be relatively same for us. One of popular verses that show that ... ... middle of paper ... ...overall change certain aspects within politics and law. God’s image is magnificent and grandiose, being one of the most beautiful creations to this day. God’s image is meant to be enjoyed and ultimate to help change the world. His benevolence, mercy, justice, and holiness are key attributes that have ultimate grown Christianity and has influenced many vocations today even in the secular world. Works Cited Bibles, Crossway. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version: Containing the Old and New Testaments. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010. Print. "Cru : A Caring Community Passionate about Connecting People to Jesus Christ." God Is Always Just and Fair. Cru, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. "Mercy Bible Verses." BibleStudyTools.com. Bible Study Tools, n.d. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. Towns, Elmer L. "The Attributes of God." Concise Bible Doctrines. Chattanooga, TN: AMG, 2006. 68-69. Print.
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