posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 03:52 PM
Originally posted by Jonna
What gets me (not to offend anyone) is the seemingly arrogence in believing that THIS god is anything romotely like you and me. Now I know that the
christian bible states that man was made in his image, but does this not strike anyone else as highly unlikely?
If by image, you mean do we look like him?... that would be weird. He is called a Trinity. That means 3-part, generally called Father, Son, and Holy
Ghost. The Bible says we are 3-Part too. According to 1Thessalonians 5:23, we have a SPIRIT, SOUL. and a BODY. There are a couple other places where
this is indicated also, but I only looked the one up.
1Th 5:23 KJV
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless unto the coming of
our Lord Jesus Christ.
Personally, I think that being made in His image means we are similar, not little copies or clones. I also think our 3 parts sort of correspond to His
3 parts. The Bible also speaks of believers as being a part of his family, another indication that we are similar.
1John 3:2 KJV
Beloved, now are we the sons of God
, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him;
for we shall see him as he is.
I might catch flak for this next part, but consider people as caterpillars. Christians enter a cocoon, eventually they will be a more dynamic Image of
God.. I think that is precisely what 1John 3:2 above is trying to say.
By the way, Honest questions should NEVER offend, at least they don't offend me.