Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: Part Two - The Image of God in CreationRev. Michael Calvert, Ph.D., September 15, 2019
Part of the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made series.
Once again, our text will be Genesis 1:26-27. We will be looking carefully at how the Bible describes our creation as human beings in the “image” and “likeness” of God, and how these two words are also related to our being created as “male and female.”
This very simple declaration, that God as made us according to His very “likeness” as “male and female,” has massive implications for our lives in many ways! And we will be especially careful to examine these implications as they concern: 1) what a human being really is, 2) the uniqueness of being human, 3) the connection between the “image of God” and our physical bodies, and 4) the “image of God” and our sexual differences.
While this might initially sound somewhat obscure, or overly theological rather than practical, we should understand that these matters form the very epicenter of the current controversy in the broader Evangelical Church concerning the issues of sexuality, gender, marriage, and salvation itself!
On Sunday, we will once again open the Word of God, our only infallible and inspired authority, and see what our Lord has declared to be true about our humanity, and how our souls and our bodies have been created for His glory.
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (KJV)