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Originally posted by madmanacrosswater
One can call it whatever one wishes. However, being brought up in this country I really have no other thing "closer" to relate to?
Originally posted by neoskar
we will become gods when we can make humans. though black holes and big bangs maybe the begining but we could never be gods because we cant make humans from multicellular organisms.
Originally posted by helen670
The image denotes the powers with which every man is endowed by God from the first moment of his existence; the likeness is not an endowment which man possesses from the start, but a goal at which he must aim, something which he can only acquire by degrees. However sinful a man may be, he never loses the image; but the likeness depends upon our moral choice, upon our ‘virtue,’ and so it is destroyed by sin.
‘Partakers of the Divine Nature’......................
The aim of the Christian life, which Seraphim described as the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God, can equally well be defined in terms of deification.
Basil described man as a creature who has received the order to become a god; and Athanasius, as we know, said that God became man that man might become god.
‘In my kingdom, said Christ, I shall be God with you as gods’ (Canon for Matins of Holy Thursday, Ode 4, Troparion 3). Such, according to the teaching of the Orthodox Church, is the final goal at which every Christian must aim: to become god, to attain theosis, ‘deification’ or ‘divinization.’ For Orthodoxy man’s salvation and redemption mean his deification.
Behind the doctrine of deification there lies the idea of man made according to the image and likeness of God the Holy Trinity.
‘May they all be one,’ Christ prayed at the Last Supper; "As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee, so also may they be in us" (John 17:21).
For the Lord first said: "Let Us make man in Our Image, after Our Likeness..." [Gen. 1:26]. "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life" [Gen. 3:7].
Originally posted by KSoze
However, THE God, I am not...If I was, i wouldnt be at work right now
Originally posted by brain page
I can tell you that I am not a God. My X wife made sure that I understood that point.