"God made man in his own image"...what is God's Image?
The bible says that God made man in his own image…but what is God’s Image? The continued debate of evolution or creationism? First, there is the assumption or agreement that God exists. If not, this question becomes a moot rant and not a question. I believe firmly in science as a primary source for answers. Where science cannot explain… I allow faith and God to be an answer.
While discussing this with a friend recently I shared this view point: The Bahai faith teaches that Science and Religion must both agree about the oneness of humanity. God’s faith should cause harmony not to discord.
My own interpretation leads me to this internal debate. When seeking to describe God, abstract ideas seem to always be used. God has no physical form per se…so there is no image to be referred. If humans are another creature on this planet what makes us different than other animals. Choice (and aposable thumbs). Humans can choose…we can follow our instincts or choose not. This is God’s image. Who would argue that God can’t choose?!!
If God’s image is choice, then both science and religion would agree. Choice being instilled, or inate within homospecies of animals (maybe others too), like a seed or dormant trait thousands of years ago. Evolution/ nature can occur as the fossil record shows or other scientic discoveries. For the human species, as we evolved so has our ability to choose. The ultimate ability. Choice.
All religions teach recognizing God or definitions of God. This is a Choice to or not to. What other animal can choose to recognize/ acknowledge an abstract concept as a valid existance of? This is God’s image.
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