The Image Of God

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Discussing what is the image of God in humanity is a very complicated topic. The reason why it is complicated is because the Bible never clearly mentions what exactly does it mean to be created in the image of God. As a result, all people can do is try their best to interpret what the Bible does say, and pray to God that he will bless those with divine revelation of what the scripture says. One of the people can try and see what the image of God refers to in mankind, is by comparing man to other creations and see how man differ from them, and focus on the unique characteristics of humans.
Unfortunately, the Bible never clearly states what it means to be created in God’s image; however, people can still try to figure what it means by comparing
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Today, one of the choices people can make is whether or not they want to terminate a pregnancy. Now there is a big debate in society to whether it is okay to abort a fetus that is in a womb. Now while God gave us the freedom to make decisions, that does not mean people can make decisions that overrule people from making their own. And having an abortion does not let the baby to make his choice to whether or not they live. Erikson does a great job at explaining this by saying, “[f]reedom must not be taken from a human who has not forfeited this” (194). Terminating a pregnancy takes away the freedom from the unborn child. While some make the argument the fetus is not considered a human yet, but who determines when someone is a human or not? No one is in the position to say whether if the fetus is a person or not, and because it is undeterminable, it is not worth the risk of killing an innocent unborn child. Psalm 139:13 says, “For you created my inmost …show more content…
By creating people to be rationale beings with a personality, God created people to be distinct from other creations. Each and every person has their own personality which makes them unique and different from everyone else. Another way humans are made distinct from God’s other creation is by our ability to make choices. Making the right choice requires that person to critical thinking, and only humans are capable of doing that. Also What drives humans to make the right decisions is their sense of morality and ethical code, unlike animals who just base their decisions on survival. While the Bible may not say exactly how man is created in his image, we could still compare mankind to God’s other creation and see how we are unique and

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