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Created in HIS Image

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Loveroftruth:
This question arises from amandas post here http://www.tentmaker.org/forum/index.php?topic=1343.0


Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. - (Gen. 1:26-27 NIV)

God made us in HIS image - we have the ability for all the same emotions and feeling (on a smaller scale) as writen below:


 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the Lord. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation."

We also see that He calls himself Jealous.

My question to you is this - we speak about being born with the Adam nature and this is what makes us want to do bad, yet I see that for us to know good we must know and have the ability to do bad. For us to know love and feel love we must have the ability to hate.... etc.....

So it is quite obvious we where made as God intended us.

Those who say that we are born sinners - where do we get that, can you provide the scriptures and can we discuss  :dontknow:

PEACE

Taffy:
The END result is HIS image...Adam being the spiritual man= Christ...the male and female BORN in HIM = Christ and the Church.....Him in us , Us in HIM..being MADE whole\complete.


we then see He causes sleep over ADAM..the woman being born of his BONE,..this too is a Type of The Chuirch being Born from the Blood of HIS side spilt at the cross.

you mentioned born of sinful nature....

The  were now male and  female ( seperate, not YET one.) BORN  NAKED..Naked is a Metaphor commonly used to depict sinfulness.

Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked

Gen 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

they were Ignorant to their nature

2Cr 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed [is] he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.


For mine I see they were born to sin , but were ignorant to it , the Tree of Knowledge of G and E is likened to the LAW ..as Paul said without Knowing the LAW, he would not have known what SIN was

Rom 7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 

 
--- Quote --- For us to know love and feel love we must have the ability to hate.... etc.....

--- End quote ---
yes, ..the Knowledge of Good and evil IN itself saves NO one...it just leads us to UNDERSTAND who LIFE is...as a Tutor ,until reality COMES in HIM.

 for mine..Lots more hidden than we first see in Genesis LT..

Isa 43:7 [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him. 

 Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is] none else

Blessings :icon_flower:
Taffy







laren:
Maybe being naked is not a bad thing, but what "meaning" we attach to it (covering).  Knowledge of nakedness by the "law/tree of knowledge of good and evil" results in fear, shame, hatred (fig tree covering), self judgment. 

Covering the nakedness in LOVE, unconditional love (blood of Christ) results in joy, peace and righteousness.  Total acceptance of self, others and God. 

Maybe to be clothed in Christ's righteousness is to be naked (human) and unashamed.

Maybe we don't have to physically die, and raised in a new body before we can be whole.  Maybe we can be human (naked) and covered in LOVE now. 

just some thoughts. 

laren:
Also interesting, is the "last Adam", Jesus; was crucified naked. 

Got to be some interesting symbolism there. 

Taffy:
Maybe we don't have to physically die, and raised in a new body before we can be whole.  Maybe we can be human (naked) and covered in LOVE now. 

AMEN laren........ :icon_flower:

  Also interesting, is the "last Adam", Jesus; was crucified naked. 

Got to be some interesting symbolism there. 

Christ died FOR the flesh , all flesh MUST die before the spirit CAN LIVE, for mine Bro.

for the FLESH profits NOTHING.

Christ paying the ultimate for all nakedness.

being MADE WHOLE\complete\PERFECT is accomplised IN HIM and By Him..

OUR nakedness was always going to be COVERED.

Blessings
Taffy

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