Sunday, 3 October 2010

What is the Image of God #1

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible states:

So God created man in his own image,.... Which consisted both in the form of his body, and the erect stature of it, different from all other creatures; in agreement with the idea of that body, prepared in covenant for the Son of God, and which it was therein agreed he should assume in the fulness of time; and in the immortality of his soul, and in his intellectual powers, and in that purity, holiness, and righteousness in which he was created; as well as in his dominion, power, and authority over the creatures, in which he was as God's viceregent, and resembled him.

So are these the elements of being made in the image of God?

  • the image of God's body/standing erect
  • that God would become human and not another animal
  • our soul is immortal
  • our intelligence
  • created perfect
  • our power and status over all living creatures.
What do you think?  I don't agree with all of them... or maybe any of them in their current wording... but more on that later.

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