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What is the image of God in Genesis? [duplicate]

In the Genesis accounts of creation, God executes a plan he has had to create man in his image and give him authority over the earth. Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after ...
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For John 1:18, which of these four translations come closest to the original Greek?

No man has ever seen God, unless the only begotten Son, who is at the Father’s side, reveals him. No man has ever seen God, but the only begotten Son, who is at the Father’s side, has revealed him. ...
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Was mankind (adam) created in the image and likeness of God's heavenly assembly; where the Adam was made head over the rest of mankind as God's image?

Does scripture teach in Gen. 1:26-28; that (a collective) man (H120, adam, i.e. mankind, the general word used for man, cp. Ex 4:11); was made after the image and likeness of God's heavenly ...
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Is Humanity God's Idol?

I just went down a rabbit hole of deep thought. I was listening to Joel Osteen and on his recent podcast. He seems to be advocating for prostitutes. By of course pointing to Rahab and the woman Jesus ...
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Let Us make man in Our Image [duplicate]

How is the creation of the physical first man an image of the spiritual God? What is the “design” of the first man that represents “Our image?” Gen 1:26, 27 - Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our ...
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God is unchanging. In Christ He is fully God, and fully Man. Christ is preexistent. Was His body created, and is He still human in heaven? [closed]

"Include all the information someone would need to answer your question." I'm, uh, asking it cause I'm not sure of the answer? John 8:58 reads "Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I ...
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In Light of Deuteronomy 4:15 & John 4:24 how to understand the image and likeness in Genesis 1:26? [duplicate]

We are initial told that when God created humankind he made him in his image and likeness. Genesis 1:26 ESV Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have ...
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Why were there negative consequences for becoming "like God" when God had already made mankind in the image of himself?

I am of the Protestant church and seeking some understanding of a concept from the book of Genesis. I will try to summarize this as succinctly as I can. Genesis 1:27, states that God created mankind ...
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How do we interpret Gen. 1:26 in light of Gen. 2:7,21,22; 4:1?

In Gen. 1:26 we read: 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 ...
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What does "image" mean in "He is the image of the invisible God", Colossians 1:15?

Colossians 1:15 "He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation". ESV 1 Peter 2:24 "He himself bore our sins in his body". If a coin has someone's head on ...
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Are only Males (Men) made in the image of God and not Women?

I saw in a comment someone say God created men (human males) in His image, but not women in His image (although He did create women), and He gave men not women dominion. That statement got several ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 15:49 show we are not currently in God’s image?

We know from Genesis that we are created in God's image. Genesis 1:26: Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness" Genesis 1:27: So God created mankind in his ...
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Adam was created in the image of God but are we? [closed]

Genesis 5:3 NIV When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. Are we not born and created in the image and likeness of Adam?
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Meaning of "...male and female created he them..." in Genesis 1:27

I am puzzled with the verse 1:27 from Genesis. https://www.biblegateway.com/verse/en/Genesis%201:27 King James version reads: So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He ...
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In 2 Corinthians 4:4 why does Paul call Jesus the "image of God"?

2 Corinthians 4:4 ... in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. ...
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Is God male and female?

Reading Genesis I'm a little bit confused about these verses: Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and ...
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What does "image" in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?

Genesis 1:26-27 (ESV) 26Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the ...
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