What does in God’s image mean? He created Adam & Eve without a moral sense.

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What does in God’s image mean? He created Adam & Eve without a moral sense.

 

What does in God’s image mean? He created Adam & Eve without a moral sense.

 

I take, in God’s image, to refer to God’s and our mental image and not the physical. God does not look like us in any way. He and his form is quite alien to us.

 

Genesis shows that Adam & Eve were created without the moral sense that would make them like Gods. That being the case, they had to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil to be in God’s mental image. That is without a doubt a requirement to the development of a moral sense and is confirmed by God after Adam and Eve disobeyed his command to stay dumb and without a moral sense.

 

If they were created in God’s image then they would have already had the moral sense that comes from the knowledge of good and evil and would therefore not have been tempted by Satan to eat of the tree of knowledge because they would have had that knowledge already. This would also mean that God was punishing them unjustly.

 

One must conclude from these biblical facts, that God did not make mankind in his image.

 

The only other logical alternative is that God does not have a moral sense and that he too, like Adam and Eve, was basically as dumb as a cow.

 

Could that be why God is shown as doing other immoral things in scriptures?

 

The two main ones that come to mind is God having his own son murdered for the forgiveness of sin when there was no real need to and the genocide of Noah’s day.


Does being in God's image mean not having a moral sense?

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DL