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It is quite evident from the Bible that we, the human race, were created in Jehovah God’s image, that we are not in spirit form, and that we are of flesh and blood.
So there must be some meaning to the Scriptures in the Bible that compare us to Jehovah God’s image.
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2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 & 6
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MANS’S CREATION WITH REFERENCE TO JEHOVAH GOD’S IMAGE
November 2nd, 2010 | Author: Douglas | Edit
As is recorded in the Bible, we and all the other creatures are physically basically the same. We HAVE SPIRITS, ARE SOULS, we breathe, we eat, we sleep, we get tired, and basically everything else. Even our dying is exactly the same, not always the method, but the death itself. This statement will be difficult for most to accept, but the Bible says as follows:
Ecclesiastes 3:19-22 19
For there is an eventuality as respects the sons of mankind and an eventuality as respects the beast, and they have the same eventuality. As the one dies, so the other dies; and they all have but one spirit, so that there is no superiority of the man over the beast, for everything is vanity. 20. All are going to one place. They have all come to be from the dust, and they are all returning to the dust. 21. Who is there knowing the spirit of the sons of mankind, whether it is ascending upward; and the spirit of the beast, whether it is descending downward to the earth? 22. And I have seen that there is nothing better than that the man should rejoice in his works, for that is his portion; because who will bring him in to look on what is going to be after him?
The above Scriptures are not twisted, nor changed, nor are they one of “God’s mysterious reasoning’s or ways, or whatever”. They are based on fact. There are plenty of other Scriptures that support these Scriptures.
Let us see what Genesis 9:4 reads:
“Only flesh with its soul—its blood—YOU must not eat.” But humans do not eat humans, so we must conclude and concede that animals are also souls. Seems like quite a rude awakening for billions that were misled, if, and when, they hear these facts!
We still have not solved the comparison of the image that man shares with Jehovah God.
Firstly, we have the power of reasoning, and then all the other qualities that Jehovah God has instilled in us. We have emotions – love, hate, aspirations, sadness, joy, happiness, etc.
The power of reasoning allows us to evaluate what we hear, read and observe and then to equate it with other translations or interpretations. Then we also have the ability to weigh it up against truth, practicability, logic and continuity.
For instance, Jehovah God has a plan! Jehovah God is Almighty! It is logical and practical that He will not allow a minor creation of His, Satan the Devil, to cause Him to have to change His original plan. From this then, we can use our powers of perception and reasoning, etc. logically and with practicality.
Our Father in Heaven is a Family Person. As I have stated before, the model prayer commences with: “Our Father”. His Whole Person revolves around the concept of the Perfect Family. Satan is so aware of this powerful tool of Jehovah God that he has virtually destroyed the family as an entity on earth. This has caused such a floundering amongst the humans on earth. Since Satan was cast out of Heaven in 1914 he has had ample time to destroy everything our Heavenly Father stands for. Family life has deteriorated since approximately the year 1950CE into a degenerated or non-existent condition.
Do the youth of today know there used to be three meals at the table every day in most homes? Do they know that grace is supposed to be a short thanksgiving said before or after every meal? They have most probably seen this funny ritual on the television and thought it was a local ritual of those folk. There are many more examples. There are too many examples to mention.
For instance, in the past, when a child arrived from a day at school, Mom was at home waiting for him or her. Most children do not even have proper homes, if any homes at all. Millions of children do not, or have not, experienced this institution of Jehovah God that was destroyed by Satan the Devil mainly by means of the desires of materialism.
How many of the millions that have been affected by dismissal or retrenchment during this economic recession have died due to starvation? I do not think one has! Difficulty and self-imposed suffering has been experienced and actually plenty thereof. So the statement that both the mother and the father have to earn an income to be able to survive does not seem to have any real substance.
Actually, in my opinion, the fact that both were earning an income has been the sole cause of single parents being so numerous, and children really lost as far as Family life is concerned. Even where both parents are still together, the concept of Family life in its entire reason for existing has lost most of its God-instilled value.
Also, how many people literally share the same mothers, or the same fathers, while not being biologically related to the other spouse? It would seem logical that because Jehovah God planned for the family units on earth, that He would have a similar arrangement in Heaven. Only a few beings might desire to float through life without a soul-mate, but Jehovah God found it good to join two persons together, so that they were considered to be one. Let us glance at Ephesians 3: 14 and 15 as it makes for interesting reading and comprehension:
Ephesians 3:14 & 15
14 On account of this I bend my knees to the Father, 15 to whom every family in heaven and on earth owes its name,
These two Scriptures spell out clearly that Jehovah God did not consider it really good for the angels to float around, each without a soul-mate. It is totally logical for the angelic families to exist.
It is most important to remember that Jehovah God created families, and nowhere in His original intention was there mention of single persons living alone into eternity.
Also, remember the emotions that humans share with Jehovah God. All the emotions include love, anger, humility, hate, aspirations, etc. In our world of today it is totally necessary to experience all of our emotions, and when we do, we must equate them with how Jehovah God would feel. Hate, yes for sure! Jehovah God hates at least six circumstances, events or attitudes, such as haughtiness for instance. Jehovah God experiences anger that He compares to destructive fire. So when our emotions are in alignment with Jehovah God’s emotions, we are on the right track, and definitely showing that we were created in His image.
We also have the capability of reasoning, determining logical and illogical and practical and impractical, and also the mental faculties to understand what His real “Big Picture” entails.
Jehovah God’s Kingdom is His theme throughout the Bible.
Let us have a look at a few Scriptures from the Bible about Man’s Creation with reference to Jehovah God’s Image:
And God went on to say: “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and the domestic animals and all the earth and every moving animal that is moving upon the earth.” (It is the first time that I note that Jehovah God said that They, Him and Jesus and the other angels, should “make man in OUR image”. It is therefore reasonable to assume that, although Jehovah God ONLY designed the humans and EVERYTHING else, that Jesus and the angels did the actual work, and also that Jesus and the angels are also created in Jehovah God’s image as well. As I have often mentioned, the more you go through the Scriptures, the more you learn, note and realise more meanings. From Ecclesiastes 3:19-22 19 which is again repeated, we read:
19 For there is an eventuality as respects the sons of mankind and an eventuality as respects the beast, and they have the same eventuality. As the one dies, so the other dies; and they all have but one spirit, so that there is no superiority of the man over the beast, for everything is vanity. 20. All are going to one place. They have all come to be from the dust, and they are all returning to the dust. 21. Who is there knowing the spirit of the sons of mankind, whether it is ascending upward; and the spirit of the beast, whether it is descending downward to the earth? 22. And I have seen that there is nothing better than that the man should rejoice in his works, for that is his portion; because who will bring him in to look on what is going to be after him?
As I mentioned before, the physical aspects of humans and animals are virtually exactly the same, and as the spirit defines the character and characteristics of the human, so similarly does the spirit do for the creatures.
The ONLY difference, therefore, are the reasoning powers similar to Jehovah God’s reasoning that the creatures do not have. The main two reasoning powers that the humans share with the creatures and not with Jehovah God are the reasoning of discipline and survival, which Jehovah God never ever needed anyway.
And God proceeded to create the man in his image, in God’s image he created him; male and female he created them.