What does Genesis 1:26 mean when it refers to humans being made in the image of God?
Does it mean that we have intellect, emotions, and will?
Or maybe, just as God is a Trinity, is it referring to our three parts: body, soul, and spirit.
Or does it refer to something else entirely?
I go with the last option: something else entirely. We begin to see what that something else is in this episode of the One Verse Podcast as we begin to look at the image of God in Genesis 1:26.
The Text of Genesis 1:26
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
In this discussion of Genesis 1:26 we look at:
- What it means to be made in the image of God.
- Why the image of God is not related to the Trinity.
- Why the image of God is not intellect, emotions, and will.
- The first (of four) contextual clues about the image of God.
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