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3.1. What does it mean to say that human beings are still created “in the image of God”? How does “the image of God” relate to the views known as dichotomy and trichotomy? Why is that idea of humans being in “the image of God” still important for our contemporary society? (chapter 6)To say that humans are in the image of God is to acknowledge the special characteristics of human nature that allow God to be made visible in humans. A short answer is it means that man represents God. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made. Male and female created He them, and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived a hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth. Man and woman conceived in the image of God imply that God has ownership over our lives and will one day rightly pass everlasting judgment upon us. Genesis 1:27: “So God created man in his image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” once a refugee escaping to Egypt. In the context of Christian theology, Christian anthropologyis the study of the human as it correlates to God (Mueller, p. 127). It varies from the social science of anthropology, which mainly deals with the comparative study of the physical and social traits of humanity across times and places. One aspect studies the innate nature or constitution of the human, known as the nature of humankind. It is concerned with the relationship between notions such as body, soul, and spirit which together form a person, based on their explanations in the Bible.
3.2. Compare Satan’s tactics in Genesis 3 with his tactics in Matthew 4. What four similarities do you see? What did Adam and Eve fail to do that Jesus did? When we pray