I’ve already written a bit about what it meant that Adam was created in the image of God when I attempted to answer the question of whether or not Adam was holy prior to the Fall. Genesis 1:27 tells us that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Adam was created in the image of God, in righteousness, holiness, and uprightness, and with the knowledge of God. Adam broke the covenant with God to obey God’s command to not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, resulting in the entrance of sin and death into the world.
Then, in Genesis 5:1-3 we read about Adam and his children. “When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. When Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth” (emphasis mine).
Here’s what I’ve been wondering about for the last several days: Man is created in the image of God and born in the image of Adam. What does this mean?
I have a bit more reading and understanding to do before I attempt a public answer, so I’ll leave you to discuss amongst yourselves…
PSA: The Carnival of Beauty will be here on Friday. Choose any topic you like and send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Your first name
2. The name of your blog with the link
3. The name of your piece with the link
4. The deadline for submissions is midnight Thursday night.
No doubt my topic will have something to do with the beauty of Jesus, Adam, and me.