Yes, I know you think that Genesis 5:3 means that Adam lost the "image of God" in which he was created.
4WD if God told you that it was Sunday today you would tell him that, no
, it's Monday, etc. It not what I think
, or even what you believe, it is what saith the word of God, PERIOD? I do not "think" that Adam lost God's image in which he was created, I KNOW that he did base on God's testimony, which I truly embrace and stand upon.
Moreover, nowhere in Scripture is such ever stated or suggested.
That statement just proves what a mess your theology is and just how much darkness still is in your understanding. It's truly hard to think that men would even make such a confession in light of so many proofs in the scriptures, and in light of Christ needed to be born of a virgin and NOT through Adam's posterity.~ and there IS a reason why, which is hidden from your understanding. You have been listening to Joyce Myers and others like her.
Quite the opposite in fact; Genesis 9:6 says that murder is wrong because man is in God's image
Murder is indeed wicked, because man was created in God's image, but that does NOT mean that it was NOT robbed from Adam by the devil himself.
We can ask in what way was man created in God's image.
Good question and we shall let God give the answer, shall we?
It certainly wasn't man's physical, biological body that is being considered.
So far, we agree with you, for the scriptures will support that simple conclusion..... and simple it is.
Rather it is the spirit of man, the breath of life, that God forms in each (Gen 2:7).
You are now wrong, that's is incorrect. We shall quickly come back to this.
The image in Genesis 5:3, on the other hand, is the physical, biological body. The flesh of Seth was in the image of Adam.
In saying that Adam begat a son after his own image, he refers in part
to the first origin of our nature: at the same time
its corruption and pollution is to be noticed, which having been contracted by Adam through the fall, has flowed down to all his posterity. If he had remained upright, he would have transmitted to all his children what he had received: but now we read that Seth, as well as the rest, was defiled; because Adams who had fallen from his original state, could beget none but such as were like himself. These words would truly have very little importance IF we limit them to just the outward flesh of Seth as you have done. Besides all that follows Genesis five will support what image Moses is speaking about. Genesis six is coming right after Genesis five and it does not look very good, now does it?
The image Adam lost is clearly seen in the image we all receive through the new birth, or when we are born again.
Colssians 1:15~"Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Jesus Christ was the express image of the invisible God in holiness, righteousness, knowledge, wisdom and understanding~so here image has not one thing to do with the spirit of man, just as it did not with Jesus and God. There's more....
Colossians 3:10~And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Hold on, there is more:
Ephesians 4:22-24~That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;........
(THIS IS the image that Adam gave to Seth!)
......And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness."
After God, meaning after HIS IMAGE. The devil stole that image from our first parent, but it is ALL renewed in our new birth after the image of Jesus Christ. Adam lost his righteousness, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom, ALL is given to the seed/body of Jesus Christ based on his PERFECT IMAGE OF GOD! Sir, you are confused, blinded and in error.