Those made in the Image of God !

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    Those made in the Image of God attain to that Image, not by being in Adam, but by being in Christ. The True Image of God that God is Proud of lies in our Christ likeness, who is the Image of God 2 Cor 4:4

    4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    Heb 1:3

    3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high

    Col 1:15

    15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

    So herein, being made in the Image of God culminates in being conformed to the Image of Christ, the Firstborn Son Rom 8:29

    29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    And this entails a inward work of the Holy Spirit to make it experimentally a reality 2 Cor 3:18

    18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    Now this leads us to understand that Adam and his Seed/Generations in him at Creation, made in the Image of God Gen 1:26

    26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    They could only be those who were before Creation, Chosen in Christ, Predestinated to be conformed to the Image of His Son Rom 8:29, who again is the Image of God 2 Cor 4:4

    4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    And these are God's Elect Chosen in Christ before the foundation of the World Eph 1:4

    4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    That had to be the foundation of being Made in the Image of God Gen 1:26 !
     
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    The Creation of the World was Christocentric !

    Man was Created in Adam to be redeemed by Jesus Christ, in who's Image and Likeness Adam with Eve was Created in, and through Christ's Redemptive Cross, the Purpose for Man in Adam is Established, being made in the Image and Likeness of God. For scripture is clear about this, Col 1:14-17

    14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

    15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

    16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

    17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

    Christ in His Redemptive Purpose is Before all things !

    Man is ultimately is the Image and Likeness of God as theyr are conformed to the Image of Christ Rom 8:29

    For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

    2 Cor 3:18

    But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

    This Image never depended upon our natural creation in Adam, but our Spiritual Creation in Christ !
     
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    I'm not allowing the posting of "sermon" outlines.
     
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