God may not have a body as we do, but he has some form of something, and it is this form I believe He meant when He made mankind in their image.
This should be in its own thread, but for now, let me sat this:
1st Timothy 6:16~"Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen."
I'm sure that many mortals can truly touch the surface of this verse, I for one cannot. God dwells in a light which no man can approach unto
~Such is the excessive glory of God, that neither angel nor man can approach it. It is indeed equally unapproachable to all created beings~ONLY Jesus Christ as a man NOW SHARES with him AS the Word that was made flesh
being ONE with God in his Deity. "Whom no man hath seen, nor can see"
~Moses himself could only see the symbol
of the Divine presence, but the Spirit of God no man could ever see. Because he is infinite and eternal, therefore
he is incomprehensible; and if incomprehensible to the mind, consequently invisible to the eye."To whom"
~As the author of being, and the dispenser of all good, be ascribed honour and power~the sole authority of all-pervading, all-superintending, all-preserving, and everlasting might.
The words of Paul are inimitably sublime. It is a doubt whether human language can be carried much higher
, even under the influence of inspiration, in a description of the Supreme Being. God inhabiteth eternity that no man or angels could ever see and then live~Moses got only a symbol of his infinite glory~we see God in the person of Jesus Christ and will be the only God we shall ever see. Even Jesus Christ AS MAN will subject himself to his Father being inferior to him AS A MAN~God alone will be ALL in ALL in that day! I owe much to Adam Clark ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Clarke
) who I feel had the best understanding of the teachings of the Godhead than any man I have ever read behind. Some of what I have said is his own words. You can read behind him on Hebrews one; Luke one and 1st Timothy 6, etc.
it is this form I believe He meant when He made mankind in their image
We must be careful:
Romans 1:22,23~"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 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.
Isaiah 40:18-28~To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, that shall not be moved. Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in: That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."
The sin of Romans one we must avoid thinking that God's image is likened unto sinful man~far from it. He is a Spirit, which has INFINITE, power, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and holiness so much so, he cannot even look at sin. The man was created in this image in the beginning in holiness, wisdom, understanding, and true knowledge~NOT with infinite for that is imossible~yet after God's image.