What Does Created In God’s Image Mean?

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Genesis 1:26-27

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.


Atheists as well as false Christians who support the book called “the Shack” state “since God created male and female in His image, God is both and can be represented as both.”

Folks, that type of Biblical interpretation is not from the Holy Spirit but is demonic. It is trying to make a mockery of God’s manifestation through Jesus Christ who came as a man.

Context will reveal what it means by the word image which does not mean physical likeness but means position.

In verse 26 it says, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness for what? They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth”. We are created in the likeness of His rulership. We are reflecting God’s authority over His creation which we are to rule over, just like God is the ruler of the universe so He has given us the authority to rule the earth.

Context defines image and likeness as in authority not in the sense of looking like Him.

A perfect illustration for this is found in Psalms 82:6-7 which says, 6 I said, “You are gods; (image or likeness, emphasis added) you are all sons of the Most High. 7 However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler.”

The judges were called “gods” which in Hebrew is Elohim (little Elohim’s). They were earthly men with a high position of authority. Image of God and little Elohim’s both mean the same thing, rulers.

So in Genesis 1 to be made in the image of God meant that we are like Him as rulers.

Insanity Does Bite

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I tried to warn believers that she was a wolf but they attacked me instead. That really happened to me.

This is a warning for all believers who are in WordPress. There is a wolf who is claiming to be a Christian but is recommending the Shack (the book) to read which is a blasphemous book but she also said these demonic statements: 


insanitybytes22 said:

“So, those of you who would be horrified, offended, outraged by the fact that God may appear to someone as a black woman, really need to re-examine that, take a hard look at what you are saying about yourself, your God, and the world around you. It’s an allegory, not a doctrinal decree.”


Isaiah 46:5

With whom will you compare me or count me equal? To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?

How can anyone compare the Holiness of God with a black woman or anything else for that matter? That is pure blasphemy and anyone who is promoting the Shack is in my personal opinion blaspheming God. This woman is a weed planted by Satan to make believers stumble and those who don’t know God yet, make them go further from the truth. Ladies and gentlemen, this woman is very dangerous spiritually speaking and should be avoided like a plague. There are a lot of Christians pressing like on her posts that’s blaspheming God and making them partake in her sins. Please, brothers and sisters, use God’s Word to detect what’s from God and what’s not. 

Pressing the “Like” bottom in my opinion is affirming whatever the post declares. Your avatar/internet persona will also appear giving other people who happen to go there and see it think that it is okay to intake since they see your “thumbs up” so to speak affirming what they are saying.


insanitybytes22 said:

“No theology, no doctrine, no book, no wagging little pharistical fingers, could ever do what Louise did. She simply put a human face on the love of Christ and showed me He was real.”


She says that the theology (the study of God), doctrine (the teachings or the message of Christ) and book (God’s Word) couldn’t have helped her has a woman named Louise did. 

insanitybytes22 has completely rejected the power of God’s Word. She claims that Louise has more power than God’s Word by saying she did more than doctrine, the teachings of Christ. What makes something more horrific than her statements is that all the Christians are agreeing with her blasphemous messages. I have never seen in all my life immaturity in the body of Christ like I have seen this week. It blows my mind. Christians are applauding garbage like those statements above. Are there any Christians who would defend the honor and glory of Jesus Christ? No one helped or stood up with me in defending God’s honor or said anything to that woman. Is the body of believers infected with political correctness or what? Why are Christians afraid to speak out against false doctrine from a false Christian?

Red Flag: When Weed looks too much like Wheat

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Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.

This post is to bring to the believer’s attention the seriousness of deception happening in the blogosphere (WordPress). Satan has planted his weeds with participants or with those who are unaware of what’s driving them to post that which they post, the desire that they had came from demons. I came across someone’s blog who claims to be a Christian but they have reblogged a dangerous spiritual landmine. The blog that the person reblogged has a motto which states: “Live every day like it was your last. We live only once.” This motto oozes hedonistic philosophies that teaches to satisfy the flesh and to put yourself first since you only live once.

According to scripture it is condemned as seen in Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.

It is also considered demonic in James 3:14-15 which says, “14 But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and deny the truth. 15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.”

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I have a great concern for immature Christians falling prey to Satan’s traps by entering that worldly site thinking it is Christian and have their walk weakened by focusing on self rather than Christ. I brought it up to the person who reblogged it but all I got were excuses and a response by their post calling me indirectly as a Pharisee and going as far as implying my counsel was fueled by hatred when in fact it was to warn of the possible pitfalls of laying a snare to believers to blindsight them from focusing on Christ. Such attacks comes from none other than the enemy of our souls. Pride is a spiritual cancer that can easily destroy a person’s life, weakening one’s faith if not put in check. The reason why God hates pride in a person is because it makes them unteachable and not receptive to rebuke or correction.

Proverbs 16:5
Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Why would a so called Christian reblog a spiritual landmine so that an unsuspected Christian can step on it and ruin their faith in Christ? I know that this site I am speaking of is not the only one out there so as Christians, we must have the Full Armor of God on at all times because you will never know when you will find yourself in a spiritual minefield. Thus my blog’s name and its purpose is to help Christians avoid deception. I love my brothers and sisters in Christ because God has placed love in my heart for the believers and for those who don’t know Christ yet so that I may share the good news with them. I know that no true Christian would intentionally place a landmine (posts that promote self exaltation) to destroy believers’ faith but only Satan has that desire. We must continue to read God’s Word everyday and always be in prayer. By seeking the Lord first He will give us discernment to avoid Satan’s tactics and traps.

We must never be led by our emotions as if that brings us peace. What brings us true peace is Truth as  John 8:32 says, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” If our emotion is not accompanied and aligned with Truth, then it’s deceptive.

Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is really one. You will know them by their fruit. An example would be a sinful lifestyle (no different than the world ) or false doctrine (twisting scripture to fit their own theology and justifying their own sinful behavior).

We are living in unparalleled times where deception is everywhere.

 

 

Beware of New Revelation because it comes from the pits of Hell

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Man of God

1 Kings 13:14-24

14 He followed the man of God and found him sitting under an oak tree. He asked him, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?” “I am,” he said. 15 Then he said to him, “Come home with me and eat bread.” 16 But he answered, “I cannot go back with you, eat bread, or drink water with you in this place, 17 for a message came to me by the word of the Lord: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water there or go back by the way you came.’” 18 He said to him, “I am also a prophet like you. An angel spoke to me by the word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” The old prophet deceived him, 19 and the man of God went back with him, ate bread in his house, and drank water. 20 While they were sitting at the table, the word of the Lord came to the prophet who had brought him back, 21 and the prophet cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because you rebelled against the command of the Lord and did not keep the command that the Lord your God commanded you— 22 but you went back and ate bread and drank water in the place that He said to you, “Do not eat bread and do not drink water”— your corpse will never reach the grave of your fathers.’” 23 So after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, the old prophet saddled the donkey for the prophet he had brought back. 24 When he left, a lion attacked him along the way and killed him. His corpse was thrown on the road, and the donkey was standing beside it; the lion was standing beside the corpse too.

God didn’t want the man of God to eat bread and drink water in Bethel (Israel was in full blown rebellion against God by worshiping Idols) because He didn’t want him to participate with unbelievers or else he might get deceived which that is exactly what happened for disobeying God. A false prophet came looking for the man of God to deceive him because God used him to attack Satan’s domain. Satan got angry and sent his emissary after him (the false prophet) to deceive him into sinning against the Lord. The man of God’s disobedience cost him his life. Satan is the same way today for Christians, wanting to destroy our faith in Jesus Christ and kill us physically if possible. Whenever you are being used by the Lord, you better be aware that demons will be headed your way to destroy you through deception so brace yourself for impact. Satan (through someone) will try to deceive you by claiming a new revelation by way of angelic visitation which goes against scripture as illustrated in Galatians 1:8 which says, “But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel other than what we have preached to you, a curse be on him!.”

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A fallen angel deceiving

The false prophet told the man of God that an angel gave him a new revelation which contradicted God’s Word. We must know scripture very well so that we won’t be deceived like the man of God was. False religion has sprung up because of demons masquerading as angels from the Lord and gave new revelations to specific men to deceive the masses. Examples of this are The Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Seventh Day Adventist, Baha’i and Islam to say a few who got new revelations from so called angels.

Close-up shot of roaring lion

A lion met the man of God outside and mauled him to death which is an illustration of Satan as seen in 1 Peter 5:8 which says, Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.

Is doctrine important? What’s the danger in deviating from sound doctrine?

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2 Timothy 4:3-4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.

Doctrine in Greek is didaskalia which means properly applied-teaching; Christian doctrine (teaching) as it especially extends to its necessary lifestyle (applications). Strong’s # 1319

Fable in Greek is muthos which means a myth; a false account, yet posing to be the truth; a fabrication (fable) which subverts (replaces) what is actually true. Strong’s #3454

When a person preaches or teaches you fables which is a different doctrine, he is feeding you untruth about Jesus Christ which will detour you from the right path. Once you start walking in the wrong path, the longer and farther you go down that path of false doctrine, the longer it will take to come back to sound doctrine. Not only are you being deceived but you unknowingly will relay that same false message to your hearers thus deceiving them in the process.

2 John 1:9-11
9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. 10 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; 11 for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

Doctrine is very important because it is the Truth taught by Jesus Christ and the Apostles who spoke the message of Truth that the Holy Spirit put in their hearts/minds so that they may come to the knowledge of the truth and be saved. If anyone comes to you with a different gospel with a different doctrine, do not have anything to do with that person unless you want to preach to him/her the Truth. In Middle Eastern custom, when you received someone into your house you would support that person by providing for him so that he could continue on his mission. In modern day, that would be like giving material or emotional support to a person preaching false doctrine and making yourself an accomplice to the evil he/she is causing with the false message being preached.

2 Timothy 3:13-14
13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,
2 Timothy 3:19-17
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Without sound doctrine, you will only go downhill in deception, drifting away into deep waters without seeing land and eventually die for lack of nourishment (Ephesians 4:12-14). That’s the outcome in not caring to know sound doctrine choosing to believe what’s false and never coming back to the Truth. You will end up dying spiritually. The man of God can only be complete and equipped to do God’s will with sound doctrine or else how will he/she know how to please God and correct those who are preaching false doctrine, saving them and their hearers as well?

1 Timothy 4:1-3
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, 3 forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

Demons have their own doctrine. For example: Jehovah Witnesses believe that Jesus is not God that He is the Archangel Michael, Mormonism believes that Jesus and Satan are brothers and that one day you and I can become Gods like God the Father. Muslims believe that Jesus never died on the cross and that He is not the Son of God thus rejecting Jesus as being God. Those are examples of doctrine of demons. Why read the Bible if you don’t care about doctrine? Sound doctrine will drive you closer to Jesus Christ and false doctrine will take you away from Jesus Christ. This is the vital importance of knowing it.

1 Timothy 1:3-4
3 As I urged you when I went into Macedonia—remain in Ephesus that you may charge some that they teach no other doctrine, 4 nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.

We must never teach another doctrine but make sure that what we preach and teach is sound. All the cults (who believe in a different Jesus) believe sincerely that they are teaching sound doctrine but in reality, they are teaching you Satanic doctrine right from the pits of hell if I may say it. Make sure that you are sound by knowing the scriptures or else the enemy will use your ignorance to spread his erroneous doctrine instead of the gospel.

Regarding why some Christians disagree on some interpretation that does not affect the fundamental doctrine of scripture, how can two Christians read the same passage and come out with two different interpretations? I think Rode Rhodes gives a beautiful illustration that I would like to share.

“The Holy Spirit as a radio station sending out a perfect signal that’s always the
same, never varies in any way. Christians are like radio receivers. Some
radio work really good and some don’t work so good. Some radios have bad
batteries, some radios have a broken antenna, some radio have small
speakers you could hardly even hear it. By analogy the point I’m making
is Christians have different things wrong. Some Christians are too close
to the world. Some have not repented of all their sins. Some Christians
don’t read the bible often. Because of these different levels of
problems among Christians, they have different levels of receptivity to
that one perfect signal.”