What does it mean to be created in the image of God?
If you look around at other cultures, how do we know how God looks like? We all look different. Some are white, black, dark skinned; some people have blue, green, brown eyes; and some of us are blind, deaf, mentally or physically challenged. So what does God look like? For me it's still difficult to comprehend who God is, but in my last post i stated that God is love. No, not a man, but love, He is creator, He is "I am", Alpha and Omega, etc.
I had a wonderful conversation today with my friend Daniele, she told me a story that had happened in her bible class that I thoughtwas quite interesting. The question was "Is God represented equally in all the books of the Bible?" I thought about it before she told me what her professor told her, I responded, "no i don't think so." I thought about the book of Esther and remembered that God isn't even mentioned in the book of Esther. Well her professor said that God isn't represented the same in each book. In all the books it represents a piece of who God is.
Well to get back to my point, my Bible professor brought my class to the book of Ephesians 4:20-24. Three main points that I want to get across. We are transformed in mind, and when we accept Christ we are to "put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness." So transformed in mind we have knowledge and through that knowledge we can learn and know God in a personal way; Righteousness means right acting; and holiness is the state of being.
So we are in the image of not by physical means, but internal means, in mind, righteousness, and holiness. Therefore, I tell you that we have been given a great gift, to look like God. Don't let anyone tell you that you are an animal (evolution) we only have a common creator. We have the choice to do what's right, which is the image of God, or do what feels right which is sin.
Let me explain myself. Is it easier to say no to sex or just go right along with it? And I'm being honest, for me it would be easier to just go right along with it, but because I have been renewed in Christ and know what I must do I chose to not have pre-maritial (don't know i spelled that correctly) sex.
So when someone asks who do you look like? say you look like God.
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