Sunday, June 30, 2013

Created in the Image of God

Adam and Eve were created in the image of God. They knew God personally and experienced God's love. They worshiped God and enjoyed God's presence and blessings.

But Satan tempted and deceived them. They rebelled against God by eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God banished them from the Garden of Eden. And a flaming sword was placed to guard the tree of life.

Men lived away from God. By their apostasy, men lost the image of God. They are born in a state of alienation and condemnation. They are by nature destitute of spiritual life. To men, God is far away.

Through Christ, the image of God is renewed in men as believers are transformed by the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Men worship God and experience His love again...

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