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"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

What does this mean - God has two arms and two legs, a pancreas, and teeth? How does that square with the idea that God is indescribable?
 

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alphamale said:
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

What does this mean - God has two arms and two legs, a pancreas, and teeth? How does that square with the idea that God is indescribable?
Since God is a Spirit and has no bodily form, the Image of God is not a physical image, rather the attributes of God.

God made man that can create their own language, that can have the ability to love. Man has been given the choice to worship God as their Creator, or not, a free mind, God has given man dominion over the earth, that is, until satan was able to take this away from man by deceit.

Because satan was not created in Gods image, he can not fight God on his own, he needs man to do this for him. If he can turn mans heart against God then he believes he will rule the earth and the man of Gods creation.

When God created Adam, man was perfect in the sight of God. God gave man immortality and freedom over the earth. Now man is far less than perfect.

Man has a choice to worship God, and those who chose not to, God does not want, it is as though God never knew them for they chose to deny their Creator.

You see, God, has an intelligence, a mind, and this is the image God gave that of to man.
 

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alphamale said:
This isn't very clear
I expected as much, your from California :roll:

alphamale said:
try again to answer the question.
No
 

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alphamale said:
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

What does this mean - God has two arms and two legs, a pancreas, and teeth? How does that square with the idea that God is indescribable?
Our image is a shadow image of God. It is not to be taken quite as literally as you have taken it, because, obviously, God is not of nor does He possess flesh.
 

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alphamale said:
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

What does this mean - God has two arms and two legs, a pancreas, and teeth? How does that square with the idea that God is indescribable?

In a physical plane, certain dualities need seperate forms.

Created male, to hunt feed the fire driving life, the hunger for the physical, food shelter, protection. Compassion of a mother, sacrifice, unconditional love came to the female.

The Buddahs say that the perfect marriage is between a dragon and a bird.
Lower creature who are male do not stay with the young, even some females leave, like turtles. Humans need mother and father equaly, more birds do this than reptiles. The largest hunters of all, the raptors, hunt for their young, give them food, and protect them like a mother. When met equaly, these instincts compliment each other making life here better for the young, and the parents.

That mothers developed compassion after aggression is obvious in lower mammals, compassion was in our genes long before man evolved and more dominate in females did not mean that males did not have the ability to have and show compassion. Except today they are considered "Gay" and abused if they do so.

Is there a distinct "us" and "our" in male and female instinct? in form?

The Buddahs of Japan

Jizo Bosatsu and Kannon Bosatsu (Goddess of Mercy) are two of the most popular Buddhist saviors among the common folk. Like Jizo, the Kannon Bosatsu is intimately associated with Amida Nyorai, for the Kannon is one of Amida's principal attendants, and she often wears an effigy of Amida in her headdress. Curiously, however, both Jizo and Kannon underwent a sex change after arriving in Japan. The Kannon was originally male, but is now portrayed almost always as female, while Jizo was initially female, but is now portrayed almost always as male (except, perhaps, when appearing as the Koyasu (Child-Giving) Jizo). There is a point of "sex change" and here and a great compassionate male god arises like the sun, sound familiar?

Talking to the mammals and animals of this planet as "God" did one could ask; do male and female become 2, or only 1 animal? Do both the instincts, no matter how opposing in nature, Compassion v.s. Aggresion come from "God" and make a perfect life? And, do both lie within our ability to do such acts if we wanted to or were moved to for the sake of humanity, instead of myself?

KMS
 
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As man is, God once was; and as God is, man may become.-Lorenzo Snow.
 
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