We are all created in God’s image
Let us go back before there were any humans on earth — the time when
there were no Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Aboriginal, American
Indians, Indians, etc. In the beginning, after God had created the entire
universe and the earth, a decision was made by God himself to create
Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
Nobody is an accident because God himself decided out of His free will that the human race be created. One special aspect of the human race is that humans were created in the image of God.
We are not an accident and were never intended to be because God did not only propose that we be created, He actually went ahead and created us as the following verse says:
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
All humankind, both male and female, has the image of God stamped on them, so to speak. We are not just flesh and blood moving around without hope and purpose. We have the image of God and should look at all other people from this understanding.
After God created male and female in His image, He did not just allow them to roam the earth aimlessly and without purpose. The following verse clearly stipulates what mankind is supposed to be doing:
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the
earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over
every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:28 (NIV)
It is important to note that after God created mankind, He blessed them before giving them an assignment because He knew that they needed this blessing to be effective in carrying out their assignment successfully. The other thing to note here is that mankind was given the
dominion to rule over the entire creation, but not over each other.
This perfect picture of harmony, tranquility, and blessing will soon be perturbed and with it came death, decay, and all the misery and suffering the world is facing right now.
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Originally published at https://www.erictangumonkem.com on June 5, 2020.