Saturday, November 8, 2008

In our image, after our likeness

'And in what did this image of God consist? Not in the erect form or features of man, not in his intellect, for the devil and his angels are, in this respect, far superior; not in his immortality, for he has not, like God, past as well as a future eternity of being; but in the moral disposition of his soul, commonly called original righteousness (Ec 7:29). As the new creation is only a restoration of this image, the history of the one throws light on the other; and we are informed that it is renewed after the image of God in knowledge, righteousness, and true holiness.' (JFB, Gen 1:26-27)

'...put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator' (Colossians 3:10)

'...put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.' (Ephesians 4:24)


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