#011 Genesis 1:26-27 tells us God made Mankind (male and female) in His Image and Likeness. Jesus tells us in John 4:24 that God is spirit. In this episode, DrZ unravels the conundrum of reconciling how the Image and Likeness of God who is an eternal being and spirit can be manifest in a created being existing in a four dimensional physical reality.
For millennia theologians have struggled to fully define and understand from the Scriptures the metaphysical characteristics of God. And what metaphysical characteristics of God define his Image and Likeness in physical mankind.
The bookends of mankind are pretty well established while yet not fully defined and/or understood. These bookends are the body of man, which is physical, and the spirit within man which is metaphysical. Within these bookends of mankind are the metaphysical mind, soul, heart, and strength (see Deut. 6:4-5; Luke 10:25:28; 1 Thess. 5:23). While much has been written and debated on each of these characteristics, DrZ only addresses them in a summary fashion; keeping it simple and to the point.
To reveal more would be a spoiler of this episodes mega surprise for believers. Enjoy the listen and the blessing of knowing you are truly created in the Image of God and included in His forever family through faith in Jesus Christ...