In His Image

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In His Image

Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:07 am

What does that mean?
I always thought it meant freewill, the ability to choose right or wrong, things of the spirit. Some believe that it means God looks very much like us.
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Re: In His Image

Post by Goose55 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:17 am

Fainn wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:07 am
What does that mean?
I always thought it meant freewill, the ability to choose right or wrong, things of the spirit. Some believe that it means God looks very much like us.
This verse comes to mind....

1 John 3:2 King James Version (KJV)

2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
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Re: In His Image

Post by Ether » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:38 pm

Dear Fainn, I think John Paul II has opened a door for a better understanding of this topic. If you want to look at it from his perspective, I can recommend you to do some reading on "communio personarum" or the "community of persons".

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Re: In His Image

Post by Cleon » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 pm

IMO, being made in His Image is what gives us our superior creative, relational, and dominative attributes. We are, in a way, "little gods" and the crowning achievement of God's creation.

Animals don't have that. That's why we can eat them!
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