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Is Man Truly In The Image Of God?

If the asnwer to this post about man being in the image of god is to be YES then you may want to ask then why is man what he is today,why the challangies,why the deformities,why the dying,why all the troubles why the whys.but truly ask yourself are you realy in the image of God? whats your answer.lets find out from the bible.

Genesis1:26

And God said,let us make man in our own image,after our likeness,and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,and over the fowl of the air,and over the cattel,and over all the earth,and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 so God created man in his own image,in the image of God created he him. male and female created he them.

if this above scripture is true,wich we know it is.then man is like GOD or the other way round God is like man.also from this above scripture man should have dominion over the world,over ever thing.

then why is man what he is or at the level where he is today?

i belive this post will give room for us to lesrn more about who man truly is and what authority he posssess.

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True, yes we were created in his own likeness.

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Christians would always call wise one's fool .

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There are several lines to follow as evidence for the very low probability (i.e as much probability as there is a Zeus, Thor and Flying Spaghetti Monster) as there is a Christian God.

Logical incoherence, biblical errors, bible history and origins among other things.

Which one is the God almighty? Which theist group is he with?

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@PhoenixChi,

Is your mother called Melanie Brown by any chance? I had imagined that Mel's daughter was much younger than you seem, and not so 9ja at all.

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When proving a case in the law court both the despondent and the respondent are to present thier cases different without relying on the others' claims as evidence

Yea there are many gods created by man, but the God almight is complete different and stands alone and unique as one

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U may as well prove ur case that God was created by man with substantial evidences

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Maybe the fewer gods the better, One is okay, NONE is far better!

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Men created all the Gods including your God who the ancient jews created and named Yahweh. . . . .

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You are correct that all gods are created by men. But God created men and men in turn created gods.

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All gods were created by men and there is more than enough evidence to show for it. . . .Yahweh the god of israel and the jews who was created by the ancient jews and the superstitions and cultural beliefs, Allah the god that was also created by mohammed and his cronies the god that is alleged to speak only arabic, sango the god of thunder who was created by the ancient yorubas and their superstitions, vishnu a goddess created by the ancient indians etc. . . . .All gods remain imaginary and man made. . . . .

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@mazeje if i get u correctly, you saying the burden of proof of God lies with the theist. You re right,yet the atheist that asserts a contrary view must be able to give evidence/proof to back hs/her view.

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I asked you to tell me if any body came out and talked about god not existing before the god hypothesis was first porposed. . . .Theist have NO evidence for any god. . . .If I ask you to provide evidence to show that your god exists I know you will start pointing to the things that exist or point to the bible a book that was written and manipulated by men which you have been conditioned to believe is god’s word . Theist just believe and thats it. Belief is not evidence at all, My real problem with faith and believers is NO ONE worships the same Jesus, the same Yahweh Or the same Allah, people just have different conceptions of who these gods are supposed to be based on the up bringing, church doctorine, or personal opinion. . . . .Believers ALWAYS write their own story of their own god  they go along. Me? I write my own views too as I go along, but I base them on what's really happening around the globe and in the universe.

The entire faith argument is sad.  It reminds us all that it is perfectly OK to accept, in pure faith, whatever it is that makes you happy.  To hell with the fact that nothing objective can be stated, shown, or proven by the entire ridiculous delusion.

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Man has walked on moon, created cell phones, airplanes, broken down DNA, performed heart surgeries etc and we still expect a dead jew. Humanity could be painfully backward at times.

a. Logically, the burden of truth falls on the person making the claim.

b. Evidence but not scientific? What kind of evidence is that mr toba? Spiritual evidence or pure intuition? Please clarify.

c. If science is not ruling out something, how come God peddlers are already sure about the answer given their plenty error-filled assertions in the past. To name a few:

- A flat earth.

- Epilepsy as a symptom of being possessed by evil spirits.

In these few respects, science already has more credibility than any form of evidence on the contrary. Your argument is like comparing telepathy(non-scientific evidence) to telecommunications(scientifically valid).

You may want to clarify your view sir so i can understand you better.

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Mazaje. The simple truth u said already is that u simply cant prove theres no god.u may as well ignore the theist that says theres a God.Well i believe in one thing,u can force a horse to the stream but u cant force it to drink water.Theist&atheists belongs to 2 sides of the divide.Atheist 'theres no god but no logical evidence to prove.Theist 'theres a God with evidence but not scientific.'Even science never rules out a possibility of a God but for now science is still researching,like the evolutionist not rule out an intelligent designer.My point of view is not to persuade,but to state.If its accepted/not i loose nothing.Rem we all have nothing at stake on NL.We are here to catch fun.In conclussion we shall continue to see things about 'God' differently except something exatraordinary happens to make the theist&atheist agree on 'God factor'

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Despite, man's astonishing progress in science and its unlimited application to our survival, he keeps superstition and idiocy as his closet companions.

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@ Toba

You keep running round in a circle. . . .You are ALWAYS missing the point entirely. . . . . .  You are attempting to say that an atheist cannot prove there is no god, therefore the argument is a stalemate?  VERY WRONG!  Any time a person says "prove there is no god", that person has failed to understand the basic idea that making a claim such as "there is a god" requires a burden of proof. . . . .   The atheist has no burden of proof whatsoever in this debate.

Atheists would not exist had there never been a god assertion in the first place. . . . . .  There was never a time, prior to all known gods, when someone boldly proclaimed "there is no god" has there? There has never been such a time . . . .   The statement f no god came after the original assertion that there is a god and that statement is largely a response to the original, which if you'll remember has never been proven at all.

If no god has ever been proven over the entirety of humanity, and there have been many gods created by many cultures and religions, then the original assertion still holds the burden of proof.  Even though I technically cannot prove there is no god, I can remain unmoved by all god claims, and simply respond with, "no, there is no god."  I could easily change my position on this issue if there was even one tiny shred of evidence that something like a god was "at the controls".  But alas, every single god ever invented has fallen woefully short of being in any way objectively identified and shown to actually exist. . . .Rather there is abundant evidence to show that all gods were ceated by men (your god inclusive). . . . Throughout human history, all gods have been posited through some appeal to emotion or faith, or even pure imagination as far as I can tell.

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It really bothers me to see Nigerians defending this Jewish religion/fantasy. It's so fukn silly that it makes me cringe when I see intelligent well educated people fight so hard for this crap. It's heart breaking. It's so obvious this stuff is fairy tales. Full grown adults waiting for trumpets to blow and all kinds of walt Disney stuff to happen. Una no get brain?

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front of the mirror contemplate yourself what kind of image you got

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If god made man in his own image, what ethnicity is god?

What colour are his eyes and hair?

Is he circumcised?

Does he wee and poo?

How long is his hair?

Is he bearded or clean shaven?

How tall is he?

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is a fool's reply - instead who created you?

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Good point dear. . . .who created God?

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In addition to the above, if we can see God also sees, as we think to reason intelligently,God does same. For instance one of the argument for Gods existence is that 'an intelligently designed, designed by an intelligent designer'

Same way man intelligently designs many things that makes pple go a wire. So not that God looks like me or like mukina or jesoul, but man can do things in Gods semblance. Not all things though

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hello biox,

I think u r only understanding that statement literally. it does not mean that we resemble God physically coz God is a spirit. it mean that we posses qualities that God possesses e.g luv,wisdom,justice e.t.c.

you should also remember that we are all sinners therefore we are imperfect persons that is why there is a very sharp contrast between us and God. all the same even if we are perfect we cannot be exactly like God.a slave cannot emulate his master he can only imitate his master. so have a re think. u are free to ask me further questions,i will be willing to give off what i know.

luv,

small man.

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Equating an unknown with to another unknow.So prove to me that the bible God is unknown.

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Where did I say this?

Also, you did not answer any of my previous questions re-pasted below.

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u are looking at things backwards. the reality of the situation is, man (ancient jewish normads) created dis god "in their own image" e.g. misogynist (look down on women) n racist (kill/despise those who are not jewish), gave him a name (yahweh--or u wanna argue dat god named himself dat?). . . so its the other way round, god, who was created by man in mans image, is like man (gets angry, jealous, is a king of kings wit a kingdom of gold paved roads n mansions, n sits on a throne n passes judgment like a supreme court judge etc)

there is over 5,000 religions. what if u die n find out the true god is Allah, the the god of sum buddhist or hindu n u will be spending eternity in their hellfire for believing in the wrong god. . .seems like just a word is not gonna be enough for the wise in this case

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Equating an unknown quantity to a known one without demonstrating how you arrived at it is poor logic. Equating an unknown to another unknown is even worse than that.

That is a false dichotomy. I may simply not choose any of the above mythical beings or even introduce one of my own. e.g Odin, Poseidon or my very own Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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It's not simply about not seeing your God there are other things that we cannot see but have detected by other means. It is hard because there is simply no evidence for your God. What you believe is actually that some people in the time past believed that there is a God. Have you considered that? Then consider all the things that they thought to be true that we now know to be wrong.

Huh? When you die, your brain has stopped functioning permanently.

This is not a fact since no one is able to demonstrate this spirit you speak of and there is no logical reason to introduce this entity into the mix.

Covering what? I guess if I slap you I'm not really slapping you so you should just swallow all the slaps I can administer.

Yet you refuse to think for a change.

If the books were the right sizes, they can arrange them selves like that. But, how does this demonstrate your God?

How do you know that the assumed order was put in place by your particular God?

Yet you have refused to think and move out of the comfort zone of your belief in your God.

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I said i can ascribe the unanswerables for science as the handy work of a metaphysical being. U then queried about the metaphysical being&compared such to the biblical God. My question is which of the two do u is in existence? Metaphysical or biblical God?

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i wonder why its so hard for some people to belive that God is real just because they cant see him.Even u urself where are u? are u the chest u are beating or the hand u are using to beat the chest if u are ur body why is it that when u die(ur body is still there) u dont answer when ur name is called.The fact is that we ourselfs are spirits residing in a body. u cant really see the next person cos what u see is just a covering.Think for a change

If u came into a room and saw two books standing vertically and another one lying horizontally on them and i said to u "men,i just threw these three books up and when they came down,they just arranged themselves like this" chances are u wont believe me.There is just too much order in the way the universe is to believe it just happened that way.Think for a change

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I don't understand your question. Please could you be clearer?

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Would you really? When you die there's nothing more to find out. You will no longer be able to think since the brain would have stopped functioning.

But then, what if you die and you find out that it is actually Zeus that is God, or the Muslim Allah with Mohammed as his last prophet, or Quetzalcoatl, or Xipe Totec who required human sacrifice? You do know that you will end up in hell.

But by thinking critically, one can come to the conclusion that all these Gods cannot be the true God but they can all be wrong. So why should anyone go with the one you have chosen?

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Which do u believe exist out of some metaphysical being and the God of the bible?

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The fact that science does not have an answer to a question does not mean that it will never be able to answer it.

The issue with your metaphysical being raises several questions.

Where is the evidence for it?

Does your metaphysical being do anything here on earth?

Is this being partial to humans?

Is it partial to me or you or anyone praying to it?

Then I also wonder how you leap from some metaphysical being which is an unknown entity to the God of the Bible which is a known entity as is described in the bible?

Such questions for me are resolved by thinking critically.

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Since we both know that Science doesnt have answers to some things such as matter&complexity of DNA, If then ascribe both to have been designed by a metaphysical being,wouldnt it amount to unreasonability ur part to reply me since all ur views are Scientifically based,whereas ur Science is still searching for info in that regard?

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I know u have very litle knowledge about the miracles of christ&those of the apostles thats why u consider them flaws. For ur info,till date miracles still occur.Even powerful ones that are beyond Scientific explanation. I advice u never to be critical of is beyond ur Scientific comprehension.

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No you cannot conclude that they are unreasonable when they were arrived at scientifically. Science simply gives us the best answers to our questions. Why don't you go through the posts and tell me why they are unreasonable or are you saying they are unreasonable because they are based on science? Now that would be unreasonable.

I don't know. But from my critical view, they are unlikely to be true due to the various flaws in the bible, plus, none of the currently available christians have been able to perform these miracles while under appropriate test conditions. And these christians are supposed to be able to them even better than Jesus did.

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Now Scientifically the miracles recorded in the bible arent true according to ur critiical view?

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By using scientific knowledge and thinking critically about the things written in it.

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Lots of things are written in the Bible that does not mean that they are true.

What/who is God? What are his functions? What were the things he did?

What are the Godlike abilities that God wants to give man?

Also are we talking about the entire human race or is it just Christians?

I think these issues need to be addressed before we can then look at man and see if he can achieve these things.

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@mudley

i wud rather believe there is a God and die to find out there is none than to believe there is no God only to die and find out there is one.A word is enuff for the wise

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@ mudly

do you realy think its rooster and bull story?

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@ mudley

before the fall of man,like the bible said man was made in the image of God,meaning in the likeness of God ,meaning having the same godly atribute.that means God actualy want man to be like him,function and carry out things just like him.

lets talk about after the fall of man.iwant to belive that even after man fell those plans that God had for him in the sense being like him an having hes atribute still is there,meaning man still has all the capacity to still be like God.and still is like God.

WHAT DO YOU THINK

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if u wanna hear some rooster n bull story, go read ur bible. lots n lots of them in there

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rooster AND BULL STORY MAN. Lol. lOOKS LIKE U DONT BLIV/LIKE GOD. Ok. LETS HEAR UR OWN STORY. WHOSE IMAGE ARE U? LOL LOL LOL

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Based on de sripture cited, man was created in d image of God. Ds image transcends de corporal, the flesh though not all excusive 4 Christ also took our flesh. The image is more of spiritual for God is also Spirit. There certain qualities in man dt is not found in lower animals of which we sometimes qualify(though insufficient) God: will, love, freedom etc, and d concept of soul & conscience (though i dont think God has any).

The 'whys' goes back to the original state of man be4 d fall and what happened after it when man's will has become distorted so dt man can choose anything he likes even to d abhorrence of God. Deformity is left foe God.

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sorry to burst you bubble cos "GOD" (the christian god i.e) was created in the image of "MAN". . .by man, same as other (man-made) gods

this he why he possesses "human" attributes, like anger, jealousy, bias (having a favorite people) etc given to him by the "humans" who created him (ancient jewish normads, in the case of the christian god). Its also why he lives in a "kingdom" (remember how the ancients were ruled by kings) with humanly like chararcteristics like road paved with gold and mansions (this is a place dat is suppose to be spiritual, but its described more physically/materialistically by man) n he sits in a throne (like human kings) n passes judgement to the guilty n all dat bullsh.t. there was even an uprising (an unsuccessful coup d'etat) sometime, initiated by some guy called satan

*shake my head* @ full grown adults taking all these rooster n bull tales seriously

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are u by chance calling God a liar then?the bible says it and ur duty as a xtian is to believe it.man is in the image of God but with limitations.dont forget that God is spirit but we humans are flesh,possesing certain godly attributes though.

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@pheonixchi

can you please add more light for us to understand

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my opinion is man is God, God is man.

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