“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26)
To today’s most advanced thinkers, academics like Richard Dawkins, the Charles Simony Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, and the other militant materialists who regulate and maintain the scientific world-view, the being like God is “the anthropomorphic fallacy”. Even if we allow that God might conceivably exist, they say, why on earth should ‘He’ be like us?
That’s an excellent question.
The hyper dimensional sons of God who were “spun” out of nothing but Creator himself were artistically formed into a proliferation of looks. Logically, therefore, we have to question; “how it is that just one created being can claim to be uniquely in his image?”
The answer is that God chose to make the human image the one he incorporates as his own. Literally in-corp-orates.
“Fear not Mary: for thou hast found favour with God….The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee…that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God..” (Luke 1:30-35)
“we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory…God was manifest in the flesh.” (I Corinthians 2:7, I Timothy 3:16)
Recall the angels were brought into existence at the beginning of creation, when there was nothing material, not even the earth. They are purely spirit beings composed only of the E of E=mc2.
But man was made at the end of creation, after the Singularity had already converted some of his pure energy to mass, and uses that existing mass to form mankind into which he incorporates his spirit.
The implications are enormous.
Humanity is the highest expression of the Creator’s outsourcing of himself.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over…the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)
Humans embody the fullness of Creator God, the totality of E=mc2.
This is explicitly stated to be the case.
- “the image of the invisible God,
- the firstborn of every creature…
- the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ / Chosen One;
- In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge…
- For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily…
- And ye are complete in him, which the head of all principality and power:” (Colossians 2:2-9)
Yes, I know that by the time Paul wrote this piece around 60 AD, the Christ / Chosen One was Jesus of Nazareth. But this passage is based on “the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” and can only be true because “The first man Adam was made a living soul.” (I Corinthians 15:45)
“And the LORD God
- formed man of the dust of the ground,
- and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life / inflated his lifeless body with energy
and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
Physically, humans are literally the “salt of the earth”, i.e. the elements like sodium and chloride and iron and oxygen and potassium and all the other elements forming the “dust” of the earth. Can we not recognize that this makes mankind entirely different from the pure energy angels?
“There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.” (I Corinthians 15:40)
Humanity is the flourish signature of the magnificent artist, the masterpiece by which he is acclaimed for eternity.
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and [yet] hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:” (Psalm 8)
Humans are the pinnacle of the hierarchy of physical creation!
The superiority of humans over angels is outlined by the powers given only to humans.
- Gifted with knowledge
- “When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men….apostles…prophets …evangelists…pastors and teachers…till we all come in…the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man.” (Ephesians 4:8-13)
- “Unto whom it was revealed, that…unto us…are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.” (I Peter 1:12)
- Rule over the angels
- “…we shall judge angels.” (I Corinthians 6:3)
- Sit in honor [not stand in respect as still is the case in a court of law when the judge enters and takes his seat.]
- “…God…made us sit together in heavenly places in Yahweh’s Chosen Savior/Messiah Yeshua/Christ Jesus…” (Ephesians 2:4-6)
- Ascend above the clouds [of judgment to be the bearers of judgment]
- “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in The Chosen One / Messiah / Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17)
- Unified with God
- “…in him [Messiah] dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:9-10)
The value of these super-human powers can be measured by the adversary’s determination to seize them for himself. While it is commonly reported that Lucifer determined to take God’s place, if we pay attention we realize that these prerogatives were being freely given to humans.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! …For thou hast said in thine heart: (Isaiah 14:12-14)
- I will ascend into heaven, i.e. lay hold of the knowledge of heaven, be omniscient.
- “I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. Who hath ascended up into heaven…?” (Proverbs 30:3-4)
- “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.” (Psalm 139:6)
- I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, i.e. rule over the other stars / sons of God.
- “After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman…and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.” (Esther 3:1)
- I will sit also [upon the mount of the congregation, be honored by everyone else who stands respectuflly]
- “And all the king’s servants, that were in the king’s gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.” (Esther 3:2)
- I will ascend above…the clouds, i.e be the judge of what is right and wrong, bringing judgment of wrongdoers in the clouds.
- “…can any understand the spreadings of the clouds…For by them judgeth he the people…(Job 36:29-31)
- “The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about…worship him, all ye gods.” (Psalm 97:1-7)
- “Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! And thou sayest, [note, the following questions are by a sceptic] How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; [statement of denial by one who doesn’t want God to see what he does] and he walketh in the circuit of heaven [he oversees all]. [Rebuttal by a believer.] Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee…lift up thy face unto God. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.” (Job 22:12-17)
- “Behold, he [Yeshua] cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.” (Revelation 1:7)
- I will be like the most High.” i.e. in the full attributes of power and authority.
- “…who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee?” (Psalm 89:6-8)
Once we’re grounded (good pun) in the concept of the Singularity, it totally makes sense that the son who God put in charge of the material earth was not a spirit being, but a being composed of earth itself. Singularity!
Who else could identify with, feel for, have compassion on, sacrifice himself for the Earth in an interdependent relationship?
“Look not every man on his own things [egotistical, selfish], but every man also on the things [needs] of others.” (Philippians 2:4)
Humanity is not just the pinnacle of Creation, but the fulcrum of the plot of the entire Bible.
Humans are the solution to the Lost Boys’ forces of Darkness against the forces of Light.
“[H]is dear son…the image of the invisible God, the firstborn [first chosen son] of every creature…by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible…all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist…For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And…to reconcile all things unto himself [return to some form of singularity.]” (Colossians 1:13-20)
God wants the one thing no amount of power can form or force. And it isn’t grand houses and lavish possessions or even constant devotion. Those are the objectives of a malignant narcissist.
God wants what innocent babies and children and people of good character want.
Love. Given freely, with the whole, undivided heart, in total unity, two becoming one, forming an interdependent family meeting each other’s needs for attention, affection, growth and development, bearing one another’s burdens through for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness or in health.
“Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me?…but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.“ (Isaiah 66:1-2)
Don’t think that “tremble” is necessarily in terror. The relationship may start with being overwhelmed by immense power, status, awareness of one’s own unworthiness to be associated with such grandeur. That’s how I felt as a 19 year old, poorly dressed, part-time secretary working in an emergency room whenever I was confronted by this particular doctor. But in time, as a relationship developed, my trembling at his word was of quite a different sort. And we two became one and added children.
The Singularity of Father, Son, Holy Spirit heads up the ultimate unity of a perfect family.
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings….Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:10-15)
In order to understand this theological statement, we must connect the wrap up of the whole story in the writings called the New Testament with the introduction of the whole plot in Genesis 1.
In literary fiction, a good ending has certain elements…the story arc has come to its logical end and the character has achieved their main goal. The elements of a good and satisfying ending include:
- Resolution: An ending must always wrap up and resolve the central conflict you laid out in the beginning of the novel.
- In this case, the conflict is the fallen angels’ determination to pillage and destroy what they envied but could not have.
- Transformation: A story’s ending should bring a powerful close to your character development.
- In this case, God’s character develops from being the sole being, the Singularity, to becoming the Creator and therefore totally in control, to freely giving control to mankind.
- Suspense: A story’s ending is intensified when there’s a moment when the main character might not succeed. That last-minute tension makes the ending more satisfying when the main character overcomes their obstacles.
- That tension is recounted right after the man and cloned woman take possession of their dominion, when the woman disconnects from the Creator to engage with the Adversary. Is all lost?!
- Surprise: Readers follow a character’s story to be entertained. Satisfying endings have an element of surprise. Predictable endings will make a great story fall flat.
- The entire rest of the biblical account consists of ongoing conflict with the Adversary and plot twists and clues and predictions up to the last Revelation of the mystery.
The central conflict in humanity’s history is the persistent battle with the Adversary. The first Adam’s job of taking dominion over the earth, could only succeed by following his Father’s right (eous) way of doing things.
Plot twist and suspense #1: When Adam failed to do the right thing the inevitable result was damage and death as much as if a surgeon did the wrong thing during a heart surgery.
Plot twist and suspense #2 -The transfer of the sin nature is scientifically described by epigenetics, the genetic inheritance of parental behaviors.
The apostle Paul reiterates this definition of sin, describing it as the condition of failing to meet God’s perfect standard of always doing the right thing.
“For all have sinned, and come short of [perfectly modeling] the glory [stupendousness] of God.” (Romans 3:23)
All humans who want to overcome the forces of destruction and death need to get in the battle against evil, and not just for our own selfish interest to escape an eternity in hell. Like Adam, we must work towards the deliverance for whatever share of the world lies under our dominion. At least for our loved ones, don’t you think?
This is only made possible by superhuman empowerment, through access to, the infinite energy of the Singularity. This is described as being “indwelt by the Holy Spirit” and is the means to eternal life. Scientifically, this can be expressed as connecting to the Singularity source of infinite energy. The Bible describes this as being changed from mortal to immortal.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…The Spirit [of the Singularity] itself beareth witness with our [human] spirit, that we are the children of God… heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer [in battle] with him, that we may be also glorified together [for bravery in battle]. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-19)
“The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly…changed…For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (I Corinthians 15:47-49)
The final step in the transformation into sons of God is when humans receive spiritual bodies in the future Day of Judgment.
“Now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (I John 3:2)
“… the resurrection of the dead…It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body…as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption…we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [final call to battle].” (I Corinthians 15:42-52)