Basic Doctrines of the Bible #2 - God's Special Creation: What is Man?
Genesis 1:1-2:3 Genesis 2:4-7, 18-25
1. Man Is Special: Man was created for a purpose a) Man is special: God didnâ€™t have to create Man b) Man is special: God created Man for a purpose
2. Man Is Special: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made a) Man is Unique: A thoughtful act of God b) Man is Unique: An immediate act of God c) Man is Unique: Body and Soul d) Man is Unique: Male and Female
3. Man Is Special: Created in the Image of God a) Is Man still the Image of God ? * Was anything of the â€śimageâ€ť lost in Manâ€™s Fall? Col 3:10, Eph 4:24 * Does anything of the â€śimageâ€ť remain after Manâ€™s Fall? Gen 9:6, Jas 3:9 b) What is this â€śImage of Godâ€ť ? * True knowledge, righteousness and holiness * (before): soul, one-flesh relationship etc * Communicate with each other * All ways we differ from animals - - - -
4. Man Is Special: What if we donâ€™t believe this ? a) Moral Breakdown b) Communication Breakdown c) Relationship Breakdown d) Dehumanising the Image of God e) Aborting the Image of God f) Euthanizing the Image of God