Rapp Report Daily 0431
What Does it Mean to be Created in the Image of God?
What does it mean to be created in the image of God? Some religions have some confusion with this. If you look at say Mormonism you are going to see that they believe that being made in the image of God means that if you look at man, you see what God looks like. They would say that God was once a man like you and me, flesh and bones and everything and that we are made in His image.
[00:00:28] In other words, He was once a man, we are now men and therefore that is what it means. We end up seeing that being a child of God is not something that we can turn to and say that everybody is a child of God the way Mormonism would we see in John 1:12 that it says but “to all who receive Him who believe in His name he gave the right to become a child of God.” So, some will say that being in the image of God as being a child of God. Well, no, it's not that either.
[00:01:00] So what does it mean to be made in the image of God? Well, very simply it means that we have certain attributes that animals do not have that are like God. God has attributes some that are communicated to man and some that are not. You can look at those attributes that are communicated to man, that is what means to be made in the image of God or created in His image. It is the idea that we share certain attributes that animals would not share. It makes us different than animals. Not that we are God, but that we have certain attributes. They do not and we do.
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