Image Bearers

up:: Biblical Themes and Images MOC

Caring for creation

Communicating the will of the souvereign

In Near Eastern culture, an image bearer is someone who acts on behalf of his king. He is responsible to communicate and execute the will of his souvereign.

So our task is to represent out Creator. We are to think, speak and act in a way the shows his person, mind and will. That means we show God’s character MOC.

Stewarding better through learning

To be able to accomplish that we are called to better unterstand God’s Creation – his domain – and the King we represent. Therefore Learning is important.

Imago Dei and Evolution

How could humans have evolved and still be in the “Image of God”? - Common-questions - BioLogos

The often-misunderstood part of this claim for human distinctiveness is that the capacities that set us apart from other animals (morality, reason, language, culture, and so on) are dependent upon other components of behavior and even brain structures that have evolutionary stories. How could humans have evolved and still be in the “Image of God”? - BioLogos

Partnership with God

It means to work in partnership and knowledge of God. This was broken in The Fall when humanity decided to act on it’s own rather than in relationship with the King.

Usually, in Near Eastern creation myths, the king was the “image of God”. The Biblical account is a radical democrasation of everyone ruling in God’s place, being his representative.

Created as creators


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