Study of Great Bible Truths – Lesson 21

Lesson 21:  The Creation of ManCon’t

In our last lesson we learned we are made by God and made for God.

I. The Divine Image of God in Man
a. Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 5:1,3
b. Made in the image of God means that God made us in such a way that we are a kind of a reflection of Him.
c. When Adam sinned against God, he lost something. He lost an aspect of the image of God. However, he did not lose the entire image. Something essential to the image of God remained.
d. The likeness of God refers to the souls or the spirit; our spiritual nature. John 1:18
e. Just as God is invisible, our soul and our spirit is invisible.
f. God made man His representative in the earth. God gifted man with high intelligence.


II. The Possibilities
1. God created man in His image with intellectual, moral and rational abilities. He was also holy and righteous. God placed him in the garden, made him Lord of creation reflecting something of God in his body with two (2) great possibilities:
a. If he (Adam) obey God, he would remain in fellowship with Him.
b. If he rebels and does not go God’s way, he will fall and all human kind coming after him will be born into sin.


Unfortunately, Adam chose B



Thought: In the beginning, man (Adam) was in a state of positive holiness, and true righteousness. Man’s relationship to God was one of dependence (as of a child). He gave God implicit obedience. His communion, his fellowship, his interactions with God was entirely without fear.


Next Lesson: The Fall of Man


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