God’s Image

As it says in Genesis 1:27:

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

God created man in His image. He created all of us in His image. What is God’s image? Perfection is God’s image. There is more than one way to look at His image, but this one will be about God’s perfect image.

Adam and Eve were created never having sinned and never even hearing of sin until God’s command for them not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (see Genesis 2: 17). In Genesis chapter three, however, comes The Fall. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and became sinful. They realized they were naked and tried to hide from God. When God came to them, he knew they were hiding and called out to them. He replaced the clothes of leaves they had made with animal skins for clothing. He also punished them for disobeying His command (see Genesis 3: 14-24), one of the punishments was them being sent out of the Garden of Eden. Once outside the Garden of Eden, Eve had a son named Seth. This son was made in Adam’s image, not God’s image (see Genesis 5: 3). All of mankind was created in God’s image, but after The Fall, we are now created in Adam’s image, the image of sin. Through Jesus Christ is the only way to get restored to God’s image, the only way back to perfection (see John 14: 6).

In Romans 5: 12-15 it says:

“Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come.”

Everyone that has lived on this earth has sinned. The only exception to that is when Jesus, Son of the Living God, came to earth, lived perfectly, and died for our sins (see John 3: 16-17).

No one can get to heaven but through Jesus Christ.

Romans 3: 23-24

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Ecclesiastes 7:20

“Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins.”

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

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