posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 09:53 AM
a reply to: jmdewey60
TextThis is a really big leap of logic here. "Image' and "Likeness", just means that there is a model, and the making of something to match it. It
isn't properly two different things, it is just two steps in the describing of what happened.
Yes I agree. Image and likeness does mean that there is a model and my theology dictates that the Creator is that model which is His image and
likeness. This is shown very clearly as in the Genesis account of creating Adam.
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our 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 cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Of course in any theology you will have variance in belief. That is why it is theology. Of course I speak from a monotheistic point of view which is
probably in contrast to many other opinions. If the Creator had any sort of help in creation then He would not be omnipotent. That is in my view.
I also agree that this is two steps in describing what happened. If the scripture would have simply stated that God made man as it pleased Him then I
would have a different aspect of the Creator but in my understanding I must take into account numerous other scriptures which agree with the concept
that the Creator can and has shown Himself as both visible and invisible. The scriptures declare that the Creator God is total spirit and invisible
to our creation. They also declare that the Word of God is the visibility of the invisible Spirit God. Therefore I agree that the creation of man
The image of man is the soul or body while the likeness of man is the celestial portion of spirit. As Adam was created he was a lifeless soul of
terrestrial creation. As he received the portion of life (spirit) he then became a living soul. Now naturally I cannot prove one bit of this and I
realize it is all theology but that is the first Christian teaching on this matter and that is what I have been taught. I do not believe that any of
this is metaphor or parable.