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My God is still in control~Mack Brock
Top 20 Bible Verses for Trusting God When You Need Answers
Philosophers and theologians have debated the exact meaning of the phrase for millennia. Following Jewish tradition, scholars such as Saadia Gaon and Philo argued that being made in the Image of God does not mean that God possesses human-like features, but rather that the statement is figurative language for God bestowing special honor unto humankind, which He did not confer unto the rest of Creation. Likewise, Maimonides argues that it is consciousness and the ability to speak which is the "image of God;" both faculties which differentiate mankind from animals, and allow man to grasp concepts and ideas that are not merely instinctual. In Christian thought, the Image of God that was present in Adam at creation was partially lost with the Fall of man , and that through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross , humans can be reunited with God. Christian writers have stated that despite the Image of God being partially lost, each person fundamentally has value regardless of class, race, gender or disability. The phrase "image of God" is found in three passages in the Hebrew Bible , all in the Book of Genesis 1—
Where the battle rages the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle-field besides is mere flight and disgrace to him if he flinches at that one point. How do we counter culture today? Lord, give us wisdom, courage and a new pouring out of boldness for you. The greatest offense in any culture is the Gospel. The Bible is being fulfilled before our eyes. This should actually fuel the gospel. We need to gather our weapons and trust our God.
I poured myself a glass of ice-cold lemonade, sharpened a pencil, and pulled out my Bible, eager to begin my assignment. But I was in for a surprise. As I read what Romans had to say about faith, I found myself asking, Faith is probably the most important thing in my life, but how do I define it? What is it? My mind flashed back eight years when I first joined the Christian organization, Campus Crusade for Christ. I quickly looked up the passage in Luke 7 about the centurion who was willing to believe that Jesus could heal a loyal and trusted servant who was near death. Could this definition be confirmed elsewhere in Scripture?
There is a lot going on —from our personal lives to the lives of family members and friends, in our work or school environments, in our country, as well as, our world. What is your response? Nevertheless, I believe in prayer. I personally prefer to have all the facts before making a judgment and forming my opinion. I also like to hear the opinions of others because I realize that everyone has a different perspective whether, I agree with them or not. So what is my response to the current headlines in my life, the country and the globe? Our Associate Pastor flipped through the newspaper and read the major headlines; there were deaths, tragedies and more bad news on each page.
This is probably one of the most well-known passages of Scripture in the Old Testament, and much of our understanding of who we are as human beings, and how we relate to God, is based on how we understand this verse. Man alone, both male and female , is created in the image of God, and this is the basis for our special relationship with him which is different than that of animals, who do not have eternal spirits ; and angels, who are not offered salvation if they sin Hebrews Or to say it another way, God created mankind to be like Him in certain ways and to represent Him. While some try to find a specific characteristic that primarily reflects the image of God, such as language, intellectual capacity, etc, it seems best not to limit the image of God to a certain few characteristics, since the Bible never does so. Rather, unfallen man reflected the image of God in that He was endowed with all the communicable attributes of God, such as the capacity for discernment, wisdom, love, holiness etc. And the attributes He does give to us work differently for us than they do for Him.