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Scripture: Human Self Is Image of God

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Man Is Made in the Image of God


MAN MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE: Both Old & New Testament Scripture

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” —Genesis 1:26 

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” —Genesis 1:27 

“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” —Genesis 9:6 

“For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.” —Wisdom of Solomon 2:23 

“For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.” —I Corinthians 11:7

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” —2 Corinthians 4:4

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” —Colossians 1:15


CHRIST IS THE IMAGE OF GOD: Both Old & New Testament Scripture

“For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness.” —Wisdom of Solomon 7:26

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” —II Corinthians 4:4

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” —Colossians 1:15


DO NOT MAKE IMAGES OF GOD: Both Old & New Testament Scripture

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;” —Exodus 20:4-5 

“Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.” —Leviticus 26:1 

“Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.” —Deuteronomy 4:23 

“When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:” —Deuteronomy 4:25 

“The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.” —Deuteronomy 7:25 

“And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.” —Deuteronomy 12:3 

“Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship him, all ye gods.” —Psalms 97:7 

“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” —Romans 1:23 

“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.” —Revelation 15:2 

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” —Revelation 20:4


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