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Genesis 2

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In the book of Genesis there is no physical description of God and how he is viewed. In Genesis 1 God is viewed as only a spirit. He speaks and creates the earth, animals, and humanity, but he does not physically interact with them. In Genesis 2 God physically interacts with humans, which is shown when he moves Adam to the garden of Eden and he takes a rib out of Adam to create Eve. Since God interacts physically with humans in Genesis 2, this implies that God not only is spirit but he also has a physical body, and so the image of God is both spirit and body. To be made in the image of God means that humans are created to look like his physical image and embody his spirit, which includes his characteristics, such as creativity, authority,…show more content…
In Genesis 1:28 God says, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” By giving humans dominion, God wanted them to tend to the earth and take care of it—instead of dominating it—in the same way that he tends to humans and takes care of them. This shows that God gave humans authority over other beings for the purpose of nurturing them just as God has authority over humans which he uses for the purpose of nurturing. In this way humans’ authority shows that they are made in the image of…show more content…
Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good.” Since God said that what he has made is good, humans were created with a sense of goodness. In Genesis 2:16-17 it states, “And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.’” According to this verse Adam knew that that there were consequences to eating the fruit of the forbidden tree, which indicates his sense of morality, and shows that humans, being descendants of Adam know the difference between good and bad. Therefore, humans having morals shows that they are made in the image of
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