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The Creation Of Man

Discussion in 'Bible Study Forum' started by soul man, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. soul man

    soul man Well-Known Member

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    Written by Don Byrd creation of man

    “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. So God created man in
    his own image, in the image of God
    created he him; male and female
    created he them. And God blessed
    them, and God said unto them, Be
    fruitful, and multiply, and replen-
    ish the earth, and subdue it: and
    have dominion over the fish of the
    sea, and over the fowl of the air, and
    over every living thing that moveth
    upon the earth” (Genesis 1:27-28).

    Adam was the first human God
    created after His likeness and im-
    age. It is my understanding that God created Adam with the intention of
    placing a “Christ in you” Spirit-na-
    ture in him. Why do I understand
    this in this manner? I do so based
    on the eternal outcome where we
    find all of those who have a “Christ
    in you” Spirit spending eternity in
    the Father’s house (John 14). Con-
    firmation: “...Now if any man have
    not the Spirit of Christ, he is none
    of his” (Romans 8:9). However, the
    placing of this spirit-nature had to
    be a freewill choice made by Adam.

    It was arranged in this manner so
    God would get what He wanted
    from the very onset. God wanted
    “...I will be to him a Father, and he
    shall be to me a Son...” (Hebrews

    From the onset, the Father wanted to love and to receive love in the same manner. This had to be a
    freewill choice by both the Father
    and those who He gave His love.
    By this I mean the Father gives His
    love because it is what He wants for
    Himself. He does not love because
    He knows we need His love. That
    would not be pure love. He loves
    us because it is what He wants for
    Himself and not because He knows
    we need His love.

    The one who He loves must re-
    turn that love in the same manner
    received from the Father. If we love
    the Father because we know He
    wants us to love Him it would not
    be pure love. We must love our Fa-
    ther because it is what we want and
    not because we know it is what our
    Father desires.

    When we love our
    Father because it is what we want
    then it is our Father’s pure love re-
    ciprocated to Him. It is completely
    up to the Father’s offspring to recip-
    rocate the love our Father manifests
    toward them. His offspring must
    also freely receive our Father’s love,
    which is a freewill choice. No force
    or coercion is involved in this pro-
    cess. This love process functions
    only between the Father and His
    birthed offspring, who allow it to
    spontaneously function. May we
    daily learn how to receive and re-
    turn our Father’s love.

    What is God’s likeness and image?
    This pertains only to the “...I will
    be to him a Father, and he shall be
    to me a Son...” (Hebrews 1:5). The
    likeness and image of God is the Fa-
    ther part of God. It pertains to the
    part of God that can birth offspring.
    There is no such thing as a like-
    ness and image of the Omnipotent,
    Omniscient, Omnipresent and Su-
    preme God. Why is this true? This
    is because the Supreme God is self-
    existent. Therefore, there can be no
    likeness and image of such a one
    as the Supreme, self-existent God.

    Adam’s creation was never com-
    pleted in the image and likeness of
    the Father. Adam’s creation was not
    complete until the last Adam died.
    “And so it is written, The first man
    Adam was made a living soul; the
    last Adam was made a quicken-
    ing spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45).
    Christ Jesus our Lord was the last
    Adam. However, He was also the
    second man. “The first man is of the
    earth, earthy: the second man is the
    Lord from heaven” (1 Corinthians
    Adam’s creation remains incom-
    plete until an individual believes
    in accordance with Romans 10:9-
    13. When an individual believes in
    the crucifixion, death, burial, res-
    urrection, and ascension of Jesus
    our Lord that individual receives
    the “Christ in you” spirit-nature
    and this is his completion, which is
    what God intended from the onset.
  2. 101G

    101G Well-Known Member

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    the image of God is "another" manifestation of his "character" in flesh. simply put another of himself in "character" or "characteristics".

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