Image of God Study

In an adult class we are discussing the meaning of the Image of God, and how it has changed from the entrance of sin in Genesis 3.  Here are some class notes:

Created in God’s Image –

  • Gen 1:27-28; 5:1; 9:6

What does this mean?

  • Morality
  • Spirituality
  • Knowledge
  • Community
  • Creativity
  • Stewardship
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 What happened to the Image after Sin?

  • Genesis 9:6
  • James 3:9
  • Rom 3:23
  • I Cor 11:7

 Restoration of the Image –

  • Romans 8:29
  • Colossians 1:15
  • Colossians 3:10
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18
  • I Cor 15:39
  • 2 Cor 4:4

What do you think of this“…as we read the rest of Scripture, we realize that a full understanding of man’s likeness to God would require a full understanding of who God is… and a full understanding of who man is…The more we know about God and man the more similarities we will recognize and the more fully we will understand…the image of God.”    Bible Doctrine, W. Grudem p. 190

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