Monday, September 13, 2021

Imaging

 I realized this recently and I'd like to share it.


Man is a being created in the image of God. 

The "image" is present at conception when the DNA is formed that determines your "image".

The image is stamped then.

Your hair, skin and eye color, your height, your gender (whether you like it or not).

Your image has been determined.

If you have been created in the Image of God, that must be when it happens.

How dare some insist they can destroy the image of God in the womb.

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  1. The possibility that we (mankind) have God’s DNA is remarkable on its face. Much has been posited about mankind being created in God’s image. This belief does shape Judeo/Christian attitudes, but I often wonder ... given that He is the creator of all we see, it causes me to think that we (puny) humans have absolutely no true concept of God. What kind of power must he have to create the entire universe? Does He really stand around 6’ tall? No, I think God’s power exceeds anything we can possibly imagine. I believe none of us, in our present form, could withstand His physical presence. One problem with thinking that He created us in His own image is that it places Him in a “too familiar” context in relationship with ourselves. Rather than “God-fearing,” we’ve come to think of Him as one of our mates, and the danger of this (IMO) is that familiarity leads to contempt. So, as with many weighty exercises, the concept is a two-way street. We must humble ourselves before the Lord, we must fear Him, and it is difficult to do that when we think of Him as we would the guy living next door. Just a thought.

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    1. I think of Him as my Father, as I was directed to by Jesus.
      But I don't buy the "daddy" stuff they are selling lately.
      I'm more of a "Pater" kind of guy.

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  2. I think of him as my Father.
    "Too familiar"?
    Absolutely.
    But isn't that what our operator's manual specifies?
    We are rightly confused.

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    1. Three lengthy off topic comments is a bit much to bear.

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  4. We are made in the image of God. That is a temporal fact that can only degrade (hence, you can take my skin cells or hair roots and determine that I am male; however, nobody doubts me when I say "I'm 65" after they look at the color 1/3 of my hair has assumed).

    Just as a reflection cannot approach the intricacy of the original, we cannot approach any measure of God. We are only a momentary image of His greatness and our reflection fades quickly.

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    1. Yeah, but killing the image at it's point with the least decay then is at least as despicable as murdering an adult with grey hair.

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  5. Excellent Ed. Anyone being forced to take any one of the four SARS-CoV-2 vaccines has a proper religious exemption. It is common knowledge that Pfizer, Moderna, A-Z, and J&J used aborted fetal tissue in their vaccine development and/or testing. That aspect should be an ethical and moral outrage to any Christian as it is an abomination to God's prescription as Believers.

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