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Image of God

As we look into the Christian faith we see that people are made in the image of God. Genesis 1:26 says, ”Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness” This is a belief that I hold close to my heart as a Pastor. I am of the opinion that the“ image of God” is not that God is human. We see that God is a spirit because he can be everywhere at once. But rather believe that Jesus took on human flesh so that we could identify with Him. It is much easier to understand the trial and temptations that He faced as a man. There are many other reasons He took on flesh but for the sake of this essay we will keep it simple. The image of God also shows our soul and conscious. It is my belief that everyone is born with a conscious (knowledge between right and wrong). That knowledge is a likeness of God. Not that God is bad, rather since God is holy and perfect in every way, we carry with us that same nature of God. The bad comes from the world. It is that conscious that allows us to see our errors and a need for a Savior. Since we have a soul it is very important to understand that just like God it will never die. Our soul will spend eternity in either heaven or hell. Matthew 10:28 says, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” We must have a relationship with Jesus in order to spend eternity with him in heaven. As a Pastor I am faced with people everyday. Nothing brings me more joy than to show them the love of God. I have the opportunity to see God work miracles all the time through his people. But, there are times that even I tear away from the purpose that God has for me and I chose not to look at people with the image of God in mind. I forget that God has made us all different in many ways but also the same in…...

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