A Critical Examination of the Biblical Teaching on the Image of God, and its Implications for Christian Living

Timothy T. Faber, Liberty University

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The purpose of this thesis is to provide a biblical understanding of what it means to be human. The purpose and intent of God in creating man in His own image is explored. How being made in the image of God impacts one’s life and purpose is also considered. In this process, the effects of sin on the image of God, how man attempts to compensate for sin’s damage, and how man expresses the image of God as a result of sin are discussed. Finally, the ways Christ demonstrates that He is the exact representation of the divine nature, the work of Christ in restoring the soul, and how churches can more effectively minister to people by being intentional in the area of restoring the image of God are presented.