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Reclaiming God’s Image

“So God created man in His own image.…Male and female created He them.” Genesis 1:27.

By Margaret Anderson

What is God like? What does it mean to be made in His image? How can we even see His image in this blighted world full of suffering, disease, persecution, emotional anguish, death, and utter villainy perpetrated by humans on their fellow humans? God’s image has been obscured, nearly destroyed. What happened to it?     

A Complete Image of God

The Garden of Eden was the picture of perfection. Everything, from the atmosphere, to the animals, plants, and even the soil, worked together in what could be described as the most beautiful harmony ever seen or heard. The human inhabitants, Adam and Eve, were the crowning jewel of God’s creation. When alone, Adam knew that there was something missing, but once God created Eve, he was complete. They were a perfect reflection of God, made in His image. 

Adam was a provider and

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  1. Grace Livingston Hall, The White Flower, (Fleming H Revell Co., 1985, reprint ed.), p. 168.

  2. Ellen G. White, Education, (Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press, 1903), p. 57.

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About the author

Margaret Anderson lives in Virginia with her husband of nearly eleven years. She is especially interested in topics on marriage and family and their impact on wider society.