In the Beginning, Created in the Image of God, Part 3

January 15, 2020 R.H. Koide
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We are introduced to Scripture from both the Gospel of John, the Acts of the Apostles, Book of Isiah and Book of Genesis as we explore the creation of the physical man.

John 1:1-5; In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:9; That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

Isaiah 49:6; And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the (ends)end of the earth.

Isaiah 42:6, 7; I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant (to) of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isaiah 51:4; Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall (go forth) proceed from me, and I will make my (justice) judgment to rest for a light of the people.

Luke 2:32; A light to (bring revelation to) lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Acts 10:45; And (The Jews) they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 13:47; For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

Acts 28:28; Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

Galatians 3:14-18; That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles (Lit. in Christ Jesus) through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannual, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.

Genesis 12:3, 7; And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

1 Corinthians 12:12; For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or (Lit. Greeks) Gentiles, whether we be (slaves) bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Genesis 2:18; And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone, I will make him an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:19-20; And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Imagine, God formed man already a full grown adult with intelligence capable of naming every beast of the field and every fowl of the air. Adam named whatever cattle, beast or fowl God brought to him and that was the name it would be.

Genesis 2:21-25; And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

God did not form Eve as He formed Adam. Instead, God forms Eve from a part of Adam, his rib. Was this the first cloning of mankind? Adam again, with his intelligence, wisdom and understanding names what God has made, Woman. She was made of Adam’s bone and flesh. Scripture tells us both Adam and the Woman were naked, without any covering over their bodies, were not ashamed as man and wife.

Man was formed from the ground, dust and God breathed into him the breath of life and man became a physical living soul. God also breathed into man with his breath the Holy Spirit. From the word of God we find man created in the image of God, righteous and holy. Man could not be righteous and holy without the Spirit of God dwelling within him. God created man as an adult, with knowledge, wisdom and understanding regarding the physical and spiritual laws.

God commanded Adam to not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. In the day he ate of this tree he would surely die.

We also find God creating a helper, Woman, so Adam would not be alone. This woman was not created in the same manner as Adam was but was created from one of his ribs and they, man and woman became one flesh.

Adam and Eve were blessed by God to be fruitful, and multiply. Many men and women were to be created in the image of God by the seed of Adam and the breath of God. God’s plan was for many more men and women to be created in His image, holy and righteous. This was to go on forever and ever.

Because of Adam’s sin all mankind are condemned to suffer in the flesh.

Genesis 3:19; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Scripture tells us man was created a physical being when God breathe into him the breath of life.  We see this breath demonstrated in every baby coming into this world, gasping for air as though without it they would die. After the first breath, the baby begins to breathe as naturally as the heart beats. The unborn baby is connected in the mother’s womb with a support system which provides the warmth, fluid and food needed to survive in the “flesh” physically.                  

No one has ever been given a choice of being born physically into this world. Everyone who comes into this world was reproduced, propagated by a man and a woman and with the breath of God?

What God created and said, was very good; we should not call evil.

Continue on to In the Beginning, Created in the Image of God, Part 4

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