Gods Image: Male And Female

Genesis 1-2; 5:1-2;
Genesis 2:18-25

The name Genesis comes from the Greek word meaning beginning.This word was the title of the book in the septuagint, the ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament. The Hebrew name for Genesis was breshith, meaning in the begining. This beginning refers to the beginning of the creation of the universe; the creation of the world and living things.
We read also about the creation of human beings, that both man and woman were special creations of God and not products of evolution.

Man and woman were both created in the image and likeness of God. On the basis of this image, they could respond to and have fellowship with God and uniquely reflect his love, glory and holiness.They were to do this by knowing God and obeying him.

Adam and Eve possessed a natural likeness to God. They were created to be individual beings with spirit, mind, emotion, self-consciousness,and power of choice. God is essentially spirit(John 4:24).Therefore man, who is similar to God, possesses an immortal spirit. Men resemble God in certain respects (Gen 1:26) without being equal with him. Mans likeness to God is what distinguishes him from the rest of creation. He has the ability to make moral choices and the capacity for spirtual growth or decline.

In the beginning, man loved God and was a Holy creature. The fall, orchestrated by Satan changed this. His spirit was so altered by sin that he fled from the presence of God and now loves evil more than righteousness. Man is no longer in the perfect state of innocence he was in at the time of his creation. Therefore, he does not have the same spiritual, God-like attributes and qualites of that original state.

Jesus the second Adam (1 Cor 15:45) came to undo Satans works and to restore a spiritual likeness to God.

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