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'God made man in his own image'?

What exactly does this mean, that God made man "in is own image"

Does this mean that man was once perfect, or that God is not faultless

Or is the Bible simply talking about physical attributes

OR; is it simply untrue, a mistake by the writer

Thanks for your time.

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indeed, indeed; please let's get back to the thread, anyone who can say something on what it means by God created us in his own image?

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Yep, you got that right. Welcome

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We have one mouth but two ears, to listen and think more than what we babble.

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Anytime you want. Good cheers to you.

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thank you for your very well thought out answer chrisd...

it's always good to see people think before they reply...

i have a few issues I'd like to raise with you on what you said, unfortunately I can't do that right now...

once again, thanks...

you wrote in depth AND answered my question...I commend you.

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Ot means that Human beings are a special and unique creation of God created for a very special purpose in God's plan

The final creation of God was His most impressive. God created a living human being "in His image". No other creature of God was so created.

''So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 26,27

Being made in the image of God separates human beings with certain abilities that no other creation has...such as the ability to love, to reason things out, to make plans and decisions. Man has the capacity to think, to feel and to make decisions, while the animal world functions only on instinct.

Humans were also given a living soul that will live forever. Humans were created as "eternal" beings who shall forever exist. This is a gift that no animal species has been given. The soul of man is the eternal part of our existence. It is that part of us that shall live forever even after the physical body is laid to rest at death.

Because of these special characteristics of being made in the image of God as an eternal being, every human being is distinguished to be a special creation. For this reason alone every single person on earth has infinite worth and equal value.

This is the Bible story of the creation. It reveals to us two important lessons.

It reveals from where all things have come, that God has made the entire universe and everything in it just as it currently exists.

It reveals to us that every human being is a unique and special creation of God, and that our lives have a special and important purpose.

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exu,u really need to calm down. seun and nicetohave have tried to explain it to you but its like u 've made up ur mind and hold ur own beliefs.

seriously, if u really wanted to get answers, u will fa ra bale (calm down) and listen to what they have to say and not argue.

FYI, i have nothing to say on the topic fow now.

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True Seun, but the thing is i am always looking beyond what people say to "why" they say it, exu has an inquisitive mind and i hope he gets his explanation from someone who can explain better to him.

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Exu, let's calm down please. If you want people to explain something to you, you have to be willing to accept whatever they say!

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by who? you?

I "agree" with you

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well God made us in his own image, so we are gods---when we see inconsistencies in the word of God, i repeat the inconsistencies reside in our unfruitful knowledge of God, and his word.

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if that is the case then i withdraw that part of my statement, sometimes you need to make your stand on certain issues unequivocal and unambigous.....if you say youre not an atheist then i withdaw my statement, but whatever you believe in the term God as we know it implies the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost which is the active, creative force of God, that to me is a verb quality, god-like in essence would be adjective its all about which side of the quality youre looking at.

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once again, if you think the word 'god' is a verb then you should really consider the meaning of the word 'verb'...

can we get back on topic please...

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at no point have i said i'm an atheist...

you assume too much...

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how can a man who doesnt believe in the existence of God turn around to define God? its a paradox---you are the one that should let does who believe in God explain to you what the nature of their God is and not an atheist, as it is we are still on opposite sides of the river, yes exu the word God define a creative, and active power--and that is a verb--active...verb.

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just admit you don't know and let someone else have a go....

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are we talking of the dictionary meaning of God or what makes a god god........? even if the dictionary meaning; what are we looking at? the noun, verb or the adjective......?dont get your definitions mixed up exu, my submission on God and his creations whom he delight in to give God given god abilities stays!!!

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No.

It doesn't.

Try again.

p.s.

god

n 1: the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions [syn: God, Supreme Being] 2: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force [syn: deity, divinity, immortal] 3: a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people; "he was a god among men" 4: a material effigy that is worshipped as a god; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"

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exu dear, the word God or god means the ability and capacity to create and recreate, the Almighty God gave every one of his creation the ability to create and recreate his world, that is why science has made great leapts.that is in the physical. In the spiritual realm now, man by the life of God is able to achieve what man consider "impossible" hence the working of miracles and healings, well Benny Hinn may preach that we are gods.little gods because we cannot achieve any of these feats on our own aside the help of the Almighty God, but Jesus christ himself has quoted what David the patriach has said in the book of psalms that "is it not written in your law i said, ye are gods.....?" so the message is not orginal to Benny Hinn but God himself is glad to make us, his creatures, small gods........."be fruitful and multiply......" does not only imply biological procreation it implies fruitfulness in every word of it.

Ye are gods!!! that is the image and the likeness of God, ability to function in not just the five finite senses but also to be "limitless" as our God is limitless.......that is why nothing shall be impossible to all hat believe, because we are created in the image and the likeness of God

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I refuse to believe that no one here has any input on this topic...

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