In The Image Of God

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Genesis 1:27 BSB

The meaning of the word humanity comes from being made in the image of God. The word “image” does not reflect appearance—to physically look like God. However, we have the ability to express various emotions, creativity, authority over creation, the ability to create another human being by bringing together a husband and wife, to have compassion, love, construct objects, etc.

God created humanity to live forever, which is the spirit of men, but not the physical body we inhabit today because it has been infected with original sin. The person will live forever, either in heaven or in hell. It all depends on their choice, if they have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior or if they have rejected Him (John 3:16-18, Luke 16:19-31).

Our purpose was and continues to be to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ who created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1).

everyone called by My name and created for My glory, whom I have indeed formed and made.

Isaiah 43:7 BSB

You are precious in God’s eyes, and He created you for a purpose.

I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and I know this very well.

Psalm 139:141 BSB

The Father wants you to believe in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ so that you won’t go to hell but be with Him in heaven forever.

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and welcome you into My presence, so that you also may be where I am.

John 14:3 BSB


Did God Create The Universe In 6 Literal Days?

By the seventh day God completed His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.

Genesis 2:2 HCSB

God created the universe with the sun, the moon, and stars in 6 days. Was it 6 literal days or millions of years? The Book of Exodus reveals the answer.

For the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy. -Exodus 20:11

When it says that God “rested”, it doesn’t mean that God was tired from creating the universe. It just means that God finished what He wanted to create. God didn’t use His hands to create, but He spoke everything into existence.

The heavens were made by the word of the LORD, and all the stars, by the breath of His mouth. -Psalm 33:6

What does all this mean? It means that the Lord is so powerful that no problems that you face or will go through in the future will be too hard for the Lord to handle. The only thing that the Lord Jesus Christ seeks from you is obedience to His Word. He doesn’t look to see how smart you are, what job you have, or your accomplishments. What He’s looking at is if you are following His ways as found in the Scriptures.

How much do you desire God’s favor?

Be Careful With Deceptive Arguments

I am saying this so that no one will deceive you with persuasive arguments.

Colossians 2:4, HCSB

Paul was warning the church in Colossae to look out for deception by way of a good argument. In verse 3, the Scripture says…“All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him.” A deceptive argument will try to establish their truth apart from the person of Jesus Christ. They will bring up topics as a way to make you doubt the divinity of Jesus Christ, salvation by faith alone in Jesus, the Trinity, and other arguments alike that will try to push you away from the Lord.

Remember, when you are in a debate, stick with what the Bible states. Be careful not to get out of the Scriptures going inside a rabbit hole. An atheist will be a great example of this. They will try to make you go down their rabbit hole that will get you lost in their illogical thinking. They will try to make you prove the existence of God. They do this because their belief is so unrealistic and impossible to prove that they will shift you away from asking them the questions that they know they cannot answer.

How can an atheist prove that “nothing” created the universe? None of them can. Space itself is expanding outwardly. If you would hit the rewind button, it will show you its beginning. Anything that has a beginning, must have someone to begin it. “Nothing” can’t start anything.

Don’t let the atheist take you away from the Scriptures. Use the Scriptures to show them that God created the universe. And that they need to prove to you their illogical reasoning. Which is more logical? God created everything? Or “Nothing” created everything? It is that basic and simple.