What Does God 's Image?

870 WordsOct 17, 20154 Pages
Forcefully, there is a mountain of information and perplexities concerning God fitting into humanity’s sexual beings; as this debate continues to meander into space and time. In Part I, attempts were made to understand how God’s Image could conceivably be connected to people’s sexuality. In viewing Biblical teachings, the text informs us that God created male and female in His own image (Gen 1:27). Specifically, this particular reference appears puzzling if we consider that God exists everywhere, at the same time, with complete and unlimited Divine knowledge. For God’s hierarchy of credentials alongside of humans clashes with the obvious, due to the fact that a person’s ability to be like God in this sense remains unachievable. Accordingly, if we were made in God’s image and given the fact of God’s credentials, the question remains what could God’s image imply? The well-known psychologist and theologian, J. Harold Ellen’s, recounts in his book, Sex in the Bible: a New Consideration, to the reference in the Bible about men and women being, ‘created in God’s image’ and perceives the text intends to tell people that there occurs something essential to the actual nature of God; which takes place in human gender and sexuality. Characteristically, he discerns this image emerges not as merely spirituality, rationality, intellectual, emotional excellence, or language proficiency. Conversely, it is our gender, our sexuality, our maleness and femaleness that contains this sexual

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