This morning I was . What did it really mean, I was made in the ‘image and likeness of God. I’m sure I don’t look like Him. So could there be a meaning that would make more sense….to me?
I do not necessarily believe all that the world teaches us. And that is why I do my own into meanings for words. Then I choose the meanings that make sense to me. So here goes.
If I am an ‘image,’ what does that mean to me? According to the the dictionary the word ‘image’ means.
‘artificial representation that looks like a person. ’
Well, that’s interesting.
Artificial means, ‘deception‘ and deception is an, ‘optical illusion.’ Are we only ‘optical illusions? Are we as a ‘person’, nothing more than an ‘optical illusion?
Artificial is a ‘copy,’ What are we a ’copy’ of? A ‘copy’ means the ‘image in our mind.
Is that what we really are, copies of the ‘images in our mind?
And if we are ‘representations,’ what are we a representation of? A representation is, ‘anything that is represented, such as an IMAGE, brought clearly to mind.’
Image is an, ‘idea‘ and an idea is a ‘conception existing in the mind.’ And a ‘conception’ means the ‘origin or beginning.’
‘In the beginning God made us in his Image and his Likeness and if so, then we ’ began and are existing as images in Gods mind.
Image is, ‘mental‘ and ‘mental‘ means, ‘occurring only in the mind.’ Are we an ‘image occurring only in our minds?’
Could you or I, as an ‘image’ be nothing more than a copy of our thoughts… brought clearly to our mind?
Image is a, ’mental representation.’ Mental, ‘ existing in the mind only.‘ Is that where we exist? In our minds?
Image is an ‘idea.’ An ‘idea’ is a ‘thought.’ Is that what we really are? A ‘thought?
Lets look at the word likeness now Likeness means a ‘semblance’ and a ‘semblance’ is an, ‘unreal appearance.’ It is also a, ‘outward appearance, without any inner substance or reality.’ Likeness is also an ‘assumed appearance.’
Appearance means, ‘coming into view.’ And a‘ appearance’ means an, ‘outward show.’ The ‘outward show’ of what?
As Gods image, we as the appearance are just an ‘artificial representation that only looks like a person? But in reality we are Gods Thoughts. We are Gods thoughts coming into view. We can only exist as part of Gods thinking.
Maybe that’s what Jesus meant when he said, ‘I and my Father/God are one.’ That would make sense if we are Gods thoughts. And we only THINK we are something real and seperated….and that’s why the Bible tells you,
And when Jesus said, ‘All that the Father/ God has, you have,’ If we do exist as Gods thoughts, then yes, we would have all that is in Gods thinking.
Very weird, I know. I’m going to have to give this a lot more thought.
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