Image of God

Also called: Humanity
Having God’s likeness.

Top Bible Verses about Image of God

Genesis 1:27

Genesis 1:26–27

And God said, “Let us make humankind in our image and according to our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every moving thing that moves upon the earth.” So God created humankind in his image, in the likeness of God he created him, male and female he created them. Read Genesis 1:26–27

Genesis 9:6

“As for the one shedding the blood of humankind, by humankind his blood shall be shed, for God made humankind in his own image. Read Genesis 9:6

1 Corinthians 11:7

For indeed a man ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God, but the woman is the glory of the man. Read 1 Corinthians 11:7

1 Corinthians 15:47–49

The first man is from the earth, made of earth; the second man is from heaven. As the one who is made of earth, so also are those who are made of earth, and as the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. And just as we have borne the image of the one who is made of earth, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. Read 1 Corinthians 15:47–49

James 3:9

With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. Read James 3:9

Famous Christian Quotes About Image of God, Humanity

Let Us Offer Ourselves to God

Let us offer ourselves, the possession most precious to God, and most fitting. Let us give back to the image what is made after the image. Let us recognize our dignity. Let us honor our archetype. Let us know the power of the mystery, and for what Christ died. Let us become like Christ, since Christ became like us. Let us become God’s for His sake, since He for ours became man. He assumed the worse that He might give us the better; He became poor that we through His poverty might be rich; He took upon Himself the form of a servant that we might receive back our liberty; He came down that we might be exalted; He was tempted that we might conquer; He was dishonored that He might glorify us; He died that He might save us; He ascended that He might draw to Himself us, who were lying low in the fall of sin. Let us give all, offer all, to Him who gave Himself a ransom and a reconciliation for us.

Gregory of Nazianzus

The Spirit Stamps God’s Image on Believers

When God sets his seal on a man’s heart by his Spirit, there is some holy stamp, some image impressed, and left upon the heart by the Spirit, as by the seal upon the wax. And this holy stamp, or impressed image, exhibiting clear evidence to the conscience that the subject of it is the child of God, is the very thing which in Scripture is called the seal of the Spirit, and the witness or evidence of the Spirit. And this mark stamped by the Spirit on God’s children is his own image. That is the evidence by which they are known to be God’s children; they have the image of their Father stamped upon their hearts by the Spirit of adoption.

Jonathan Edwards

Jesus’ Miracles Were Trailing Clouds of Glory

When our Lord came down to earth He drew heaven with Him. The signs which accompanied His ministry were but the trailing clouds of glory which He brought from heaven, which is His home. The number of the miracles which He wrought may easily be underrated. It has been said that in effect He banished disease and death from Palestine for the three years of His ministry. If this is exaggeration, it is pardonable exaggeration. Wherever He went, He brought a blessing.… We ordinarily greatly underestimate His beneficent activity as He went about, as Luke says, doing good.

B. B. Warfield
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