The Image of God (Gen 1:26-28)

May 9, 2010 in

One of the issues that perplexed me for many years is, “What does it mean that we are created in the image of God?” Despite serious attempts to uncover the meaning of God’s image, I found myself foiled and frustrated again and again. So what exactly does it mean that we are made in the image of God and how should we go about answering that question? These are the questions I would like us to answer this morning.

The question of mankind’s creation in the image of God is a question in the realm of what is called “anthropology.” The word “anthropology” is the study of two words “anthropos” – man and “logos” – word or doctrine. Anthropology therefore is the study or doctrine of man. What is man? In particular, what does it mean that man is made in the image of God?