Created in God's Image
Updated: Jul 3, 2022
There is so much confusion today over identity. Who am i? Children are being taught to question their gender: ‘Am I a boy or a girl or another gender?’ One person, from the state of Texas self-identifies as a monster. He removed his ears and the cartilage in his nose. He has tattooed skin, beads for his eye brows, and “horns” on his head.
Why this confusion? To state it simply without being simplistic: the reason is that our society has rejected God and therefore has lost its moral compass. Man has made himself into ‘a god’ and has lost his self-awareness that God created man and woman in His image.
On the sixth day of creation, the Bible says that “God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” Notice, male and female, two genders. They were to image God by ruling over all creation in service to God.
God created man to know Him, to live in a happy relationship with Him, and to reflect His righteous and holy character. God also created man and woman to complement each other. God made marriage. He made marriage to be between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.
With the fall into sin, the image of God is now broken. The results are not a blessing. You see the tragic consequences of man rejecting God, rejecting God’s place for him in the world, and man setting himself up as god, doing what he wants.
Our society no longer sees man as created in God’s image. Do we value people? We legalize the murder of babies through abortion. We legalize the murder of the aged through euthanasia; sometimes called “mercy killing.” We see a proliferation of sex-traffickers, the exploitation of women and the physical and sexual abuse of children. The way God made marriage is now desecrated.
The way of blessing, peace in our society is to return to God and to His ways. God, in His love and mercy, provided the way for us to return to Him and that way is through Christ Jesus. Through the power of His death and resurrection and by the power of His Spirit, He forgives sin and restores and renews God’s image in all who trust in Him for salvation. He is the true hope and blessing of mankind!