Question. Most of you regular contributors in these types of thread say that God's image, given to Adam, was of a spiritual nature and not a physical one. (While there could be a debate on what that "spiritual" nature of Adam was this is not the thread for that)
And the primary reason for that is because God does not have a body.... is that correct?
Can anyone here define the word image?
Genesis says 27:1 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
KJV dictionary says
KJV Dictionary Definition: image
IM'AGE, n. L. imago.
1. A representation or similitude of any person or thing, formed of a material substance
; as an image wrought out of stone, wood or wax.
Whose is this image and superscription? Matt.22.
2. A statue.
3. An idol; the representation of any person or thing, that is an object of worship.
The second commandment forbids the worship of images.
4. The likeness of any thing on canvas; a picture; a resemblance painted.
5. Any copy
, representation or likeness.
The child is the image of its mother.
6. Semblance; show; appearance.
The face of things a frightful image bears.
7. An idea; a representation of any thing to the mind;
a conception; a picture drawn by fancy.
Can we conceive
Image of aught delightful, soft or great?
8. In rhetoric, a lively description of any thing in discourse, which presents a kind of picture to the mind.
9. In optics, the figure of any object, made by rays of light proceeding from the several points of it. Thus a mirror reflects the image of a person standing before it, as does water in a vessel or stream, when undisturbed.
IM'AGE, v.t. To imagine; to copy by the imagination; to form a likeness in the mind
by the fancy or recollection.
And image charms he must behold no more.
Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.https://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/image.htmlThe above is fairly comprehensive and could be concluded that your beliefs are valid, though not specifically stated.
The bible tells us that God is a spirit. AGREED. But can you be certain that God has no form whatsoever?
So why did God tell Moses in Exodus 33
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand
until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”
So God has a face, at least 1 hand , and a back.
This tells me that whild God is all spirit, He does have a form that would have a face, hand and back.
Matt 26:64 64 Jesus said to him, “It is as you said. Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Power
, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
So " the power has a hand......!
Psalm 48: 8 says 8God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
So God sits.
Isaiah 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne
, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.
And he has a robe.
I shall stop with the references and simply say these clearly tell us that God very well could have formed Adam in the physical image of when He said " “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;"
Actually, my question does not need an answer...
Carry on with your discussions on Fallen Nature Testing