God Made Us in His Image
Case 6: God's View of You
What does it mean that humans are 'made in the image of God'?
Being 'made in the image of God' means that God made humans to resemble Him in certain ways, like being able to think, feel, and make choices. Genesis 1:27a – So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him.
This Truth Makes
Have you ever heard of an “ambassador”? An ambassador is someone who represents a nation in a foreign land. God created humans to be His “ambassadors” on planet Earth.
(See 2 Corinthians 5:20.) God gave Adam and his descendants special instructions to rule over the rest of the Creation.
Mankind is better than the animals. He is able to think about himself, and realize He exists. Man is an intelligent being. Man feels love, hate, anger, joy, and pride. He is an emotional being. Man also determines what is best for himself or what will bring the most happiness, and he makes decisions based on what he wants. Man is a willful being.
Since people were created in God’s image, they are the only creatures capable of having spiritual fellowship with God. We are the only part of Creation who can truly know our Creator!