D L Henderson
1 min readJun 16, 2024

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Yes. Mankind was created in the image of God, but it is what happens after that that propelled Mankind into a completely opposing nature and a different path, even a different reality in which our character was not so good. This is why it is stressed in the New Testament that "all have sinned" and 1 Corinthians 6:11. So that God has always planned to ofer Mankind redemption from the sorry state we have created for ourselves. (Now, I could raise the question about what does the "image of God" mean exactly, as in this article: "We now know that the Hebrew word tselem (“image”) is actually something concrete. It refers to a statue or an idol in a temple. With that insight in mind, I think it’s important to recognize that to be God’s image is to be physical — to be embodied and to thereby represent the presence of God in the world." - https://www.biola.edu/blogs/biola-magazine/2023/what-does-it-mean-for-us-to-be-the-image-of-god)

What I think might be a help to our discussion is a word study in the several Greek words translated into English only as "love," starting with eros.

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D L Henderson

Born 1950; HS 1968; Born again 1972; Cornell ILR; Steward, Local President/Business Agent; Husband, father, grandfather; winner/loser/everything in between