Sabbath School, 20 October, 10:00 AM

This week we’ll be discussing humanity creation in God’s image.  The lesson starts out with Creation and then covers the Fall and restoration of God imagine in us.  We hope to see you all there Sabbath morning!

Lesson Link: Lesson 3, Mankind: God’s Handiwork

Also, do not forget to ponder and comment on our discussion question for this week:

In Genesis 1:26 says, God says, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

Some say that the Christian ideology of being made in God’s image is a bit arrogant.  Do you think that there are pitfalls to the Christian view?  And what is it that separates human beings from other organisms?  Is it mainly our enhanced thinking abilities?

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2 Comments on “Sabbath School, 20 October, 10:00 AM”

  1. Melissa Says:

    I’ll start things off. I don’t think believing we’re made in God’s image is anymore arrogant than saying to someone “Man! You look like you’re dad!” The created always has some aspect of the Creator in it. It can become a problem when we start to believe that, rather than just resembling God in xyz, that we are God.

    There are a lot of things that separate us from other organisms and, yes, our minds and the power to choose are a couple of them. But, as the question may imply, the fact that we bear God’s image is a large distinction between us and plants or animals. Since He created everything, everything will reflect Him, even after being marred by sin, but humanity does have that special note of being made in His image.

  2. Lerone Says:

    “And what is it that separates human beings from other organisms? Is it mainly our enhanced thinking abilities?”

    While there are many things that separate us from other organisms, including enhanced thinking abilities, I think the main difference is that the Creator said, “I am going to make man in my image.” He didn’t say that to dog, or elephant, or kangaroo. He said that to man.

    We bear the stamp of God’s design. We are the highlight of His creation, and I think that should increase our self worth. Does it make us arrogant if we believe this? Don’t think so. But does it give us a sense of purpose and a sense of esteem and worth? Yes! For me it does, anyway. I think to myself, if I was made in God’s image, then He must love me even more than my parents do when they look at me and see their image in me.

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