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Posted on 11/14/2005 8:06:26 AM PST by Exigence
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Certainly not as a physical thing.
I sincerely doubt He needs or has a navel, rectum, lungs, hair, genitalia, stomach, nose....
It trivializes Him to expect a physical resemblance at all.
What do you think "in His image" means?
Do you have a caffeine deficiency today?
The majority of the world has no problem with evoution.
That clear enough?
You haven't said what you think His image means. After you.
Like Jesus - you know, human-appearing. Unless you think Jesus looked like a great ape.
You did not answer my question in post 230.
Yes I did - 232.
You think God looked like Jesus?
Don't you have it wrong way round?
What so you think God looked like before Creation?
Did he have useless lungs? An empty stomach? Legs that stood on nothing?
Why do you try to limit your Creator?
Or under a bridge.
How have I limited God? That's a silly reply. The Bible says he created man in his image. I didn't think it up.
229 posted on 11/15/2005 8:23:59 AM PST by mlc9852
This was my question. You did not answer it.
What if they say "God is the Creator of all life"
"I also believe in evolution"
230 posted on 11/15/2005 8:24:19 AM PST by From many - one.
This is what you purport to be a reply:
"To: From many - one.
Can you believe God created Adam and Eve as complete humans and also believe humans descended from an ape-like creature?
232 posted on 11/15/2005 8:25:40 AM PST by mlc9852"
It's not a reply, just another comment unrelated to the question.
Since that's troll behavionr, we're done for today.
Non-response. See my prior post re trolls.
There are many times I think it's half baked.
"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:24 -- Christ speaking)
Notable physical/visible manifestations of God (called Theophanies):
Various physical, apparently man or angel-like appearances in Genesis, not well-described.
. . And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
He also appeared as a pillar of smoke/flame
Appeared in the form of an angel
As a dis-embodied hand to a poor shmuck who thought it would be OK to have a dinner party with the Temple gold dishes (during Babylonian captivity).
Various times a "light" "smoke" and the like.
Basically, His "image" is beyond our understanding, and is, at least, tri-partite.
Jesus explained this bit to the Sadduces who were trying to trip him up on marriage question. (If a widow remarries, who would she be married to in Heaven. Christ's answer: No one -- it does not work that way in heaven; you'll be like angels, who apparently work by different rules.)
f. The view that living things in all the major kingdoms are modified descendants of a common ancestor (described in the pattern of a branching tree) has been challenged in recent years by:i. Discrepancies in the molecular evidence (e.g., differences in relatedness inferred from sequence studies of different proteins) previously thought to support that view.
ii. A fossil record that shows sudden bursts of increased complexity (the Cambrian Explosion), long periods of stasis and the absence of abundant transitional forms rather than steady gradual increases in complexity, and
iii. Studies that show animals follow different rather than identical early stages of embryological development.
Breathtaking. And this will pass for science in Kansas.
The sun might shine there, but if his head's buried?
How about a "spiritual" image?
Probably why "Thou shalt make no graven image"...to prevent just such nonsense as God looking like an old white male sitting on a cloud, or young ill favoured semitic male (I don't have time to track it but Jesus wasn't supposed to be pretty), or a handsome bearded young man looking skyward.
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