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Restoring the Image of God in Humanity

A basic principle of Christianity is that humanity was created imago Dei, in the image of God. This is contrary to the concept of dust-to-Darwin evolution, where we are the products of time, chance, natural selection, mutations, and luck. For them, we are nothing special. Just another animal.

We often do not show that we are created in the image of God, and evolutionists may use our current state to reject the truth of the Bible. Something clearly happened after Genesis 1:27.

Humans were created in the image of God, but it does not often show. Something happened, but that will be restored for all who are in Christ Jesus.
Night silhouette under stars, Unsplash / Greg Rakozy
Adam and Eve were exploring, enjoying, and doing other newly-created beings stuff. Then in Genesis 3:1-17, that sidewinder Satan decided to foul things up. After all, we are God's masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10), and he hates that. The Christian worldview holds that people are image-bearers of God, worthy of dignity and respect. This is one reason abortion is abhorrent.

Eve took the fruit, gave to Adam who was with her, and all have sinned (Romans 3:23) and deserve death (Romans 6:23). The imago Dei is going to be restored to all who are in Christ Jesus.
On days one through five of the creation week, God developed and populated the originally empty (“without form and void”) earth introduced in Genesis 1:2. He did so with great precision and tact to form a magnificent backdrop on which to place His crowning creative achievement, humankind. Not only did God save the best for last, but He created humans distinctly different from animals. . . . More succinctly, being an image-bearer of God is what humankind is rather than something humankind has.

You can read all of it at "Imago Dei: Man’s Designed Role as Image-Bearer."

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