If we shall be like Him.. how can we possibly not be.. LIKE Him?
Christians today largely believe that God is indescribable; yet the Bible bursts with descriptions of Him (Revelation 1:11-15, Exodus 33:18-23). So why won’t anyone believe Him?
Genesis 1:27 And God made man in his image, in the image of God he made him: male and female he made them.
Bear with me on this: if God made man in the image of God... then by looking at man, you can see what God looks like.
If the copy doesn’t reveal the original, then it’s not a very good copy, is it? If the image in your mirror doesn’t look like you, something is amiss.
So what does God look like? Look in a mirror! For you were made to look like Him. Therefore He looks like you!
1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
Many people would say “oh, well that was just spiritual; God doesn’t actually have a body!” How do they know? If God has no body, then in whose image were we made? If there is no pattern, then of what are we a copy?
Daniel 7:9 (NKJV) “I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its wheels a burning fire;
Now if God doesn’t actually, in some real sense, have hair, what are we seeing there? What was Daniel seeing, if not the body of God? Why describe, in such great detail, something which doesn’t exist?
More importantly, why bother dismissing this as spiritual? What motivation is there in scripture to say “oh, ignore all of that, God has no body”?
Christians today are all too willing to dismiss inconvenient verses in order to cling to their superstitions and preconceptions; but read those verses again. If God has no corporeal form, then neither could we. We do, ergo, He does!
When Adam had a son, was it – even as a baby – like him in every meaningful way?
Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
So Seth was in Adam’s image and likeness. Seth both looked and acted like his father, Adam. So how can the relationship between Adam and his Father, God, be any different?
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…