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High School & College: Genesis Study-002

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KINGDOM OF YAHWEH AND HIS COVENANT CHILDREN – 002

PART 1: GENESIS 1-11

Genesis Chapter 1

5. Creation of a Man – Male and Female

5.1. Verse 27: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

5.1.1. Man was created in the IMAGE OF GOD, THE LIKENESS OF GOD.
What is the Image and Likeness of God?
a) The body resembles the coming Incarnate God, Jesus of Nazareth.
b) The spirit/soul has God’s true Righteousness and Holiness (Ephesians 4:24).
c) As a whole in both body and soul/spirit mankind has God’s Image and Likeness.


5.1.2. Man was created as a male and a female.
5.1.3. Man was given a task, that is, to “rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all creatures that move along the ground.” (vv. 26,28b)

5.1.4. As an Image and Likeness of God in Heaven, man, both male and female must do as the Creator intended for them to do. Filling and subduing the earth was what both male and female should do as directed by their Creator. Also they must rule all the creatures on the earth. They are God’s agents on earth. God as a King of the universe, appointed male and female as His vice-king on earth to rule it on God’s behalf.

5.1.5. To fulfill God-given task, they must receive God’s blessing especially in terms of children of their own in great numbers.

5.1.6. The foods for mankind were stipulated by the Creator. Every seed-bearing plant and every fruit-bearing tree were given for their food. It continued in that way until the Noahic Flood came.


Food for Thoughts:

1. What is the Image and Likeness of God in man?


2. What is the God-given task for mankind?