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Created In The Image Of God: Our Original Identity and Purpose

Who am I?  Why am I here? No matter how we express it or understand what we are feeling, these are questions that have been common to humankind from the beginning of time. They are not just topics that we study in a college Philosophy class, but are the cries of our heart from deep within. Through our journey together, we will progress through (1) Our Creator’s original intention, (2) What we are experiencing in our lives and in the culture around us, and why, and 3) How we are restored to God’s original purpose for creating us.  In the past three posts, we have looked at the creation of the first man and woman in detail, as seen in Genesis 2, but now let us back up to Genesis 1 and consider what our Creator decreed would be humanity’s identity and purpose: Genesis 1:26-28 (NET) “ Then God said, ‘Let…

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A Special Creation

One day the Eternal God scooped dirt out of the ground, sculpted it into the shape we call human, breathed the breath that gives life into the nostrils of the human, and the human became a living soul.”          (Genesis 2:7, the Voice) Close your eyes and imagine with me.  On the sixth day of creation, the Son of God knelt down, plunging His hands deep into the rich, living soil of the earth that He had just created. In wisdom, He drew out of that soil the elements and minerals of which we are all made and lovingly formed the first human being.  As He worked, He thought about you…. and me…. every person who would ever exist because of this one creative act.  And He smiled.  This Potter molded not only the exterior of ‘adam, as a human artist would, but He, with the finest detail, designed blood cells,…

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