Creation of Mankind

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And God created Man in his image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  The creation of mankind was unique, since we is the image and glory of God; we all on earth share this dominion with each other, and therefore, the glory of God radiates within us.

We have here the second part of the sixth day’;;;s work, the creation of man, which we are in a special manner concerned to take notice of. Observe, that man was made last of all the creatures, which was both an honor and a favor to him, Man was to be a creature different from all that had been hitherto made. Flesh and spirit, heaven and earth must be put together in him, man was not made until everything else was completely fitted and furnished for his reception,

On the last day of creation, God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness” (Genesis 1:26). Here we are introducing to the reader the trinity in the form of a conversation. Thus, He finished His work with a “personal touch.” God formed man from the dust and gave him life by sharing His own breath (Genesis 2:7). Accordingly, man is unique among all God’;;;s creations, having both a material body and an immaterial soul and spirit. 

 Having the image of God means, in the simplest terms that we were made to resemble God, However,  Adam did not resemble God in the sense of God’;;;s having flesh and blood. The Scripture says that “God is spirit” John 4:24

 And therefore God exists without a body without hands or feet, but the body of Adam did mirror the life of God insofar as it was created in perfect health and was not subject to death.

 The image of God refers to the immaterial part of man. Man was created for fellowship. This reflects God’;;;s triune nature and His love. In Eden, mans primary relationship was with God, Genesis 3:8 implies fellowship with God), Man was not made in the likeness of any creature that went before him, but in the likeness of his Creator; yet still between God and man  there is an infinite distance.

God’;;;s image upon man consists, in his nature not that of his body, for God has not a body, but that of his soul. The soul is a spirit, an intelligent, immortal spirit, an active spirit, herein resembling God.


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