The Image of God (Hebrew: צֶלֶם אֱלֹהִים, romanized: tzelem Elohim; Latin: Imago Dei) is a concept and theological doctrine in Judaism, Christianity, and Sufism of Islam, which asserts that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God.
What does it mean to be an image of God?
In other words, for humans to have the conscious recognition of their being in the image of God means that they are the creature throught whom God’s plans and purposes can be made known and actualized; humans, in this way, can be seen as co-creators with God.
What are the characteristics of God?
Attributes of God in Christianity
What is this God?
In theism, God is the creator and sustainer of the universe, while in deism, God is the creator, but not the sustainer, of the universe. In pantheism, God is the universe itself. In the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, God, coexisting in three “persons”, is called the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
What did God mean when he said let there be light?
In context, the translation is “dixitque Deus fiat lux et facta est lux” (“And said God let there be light, and there was light”). Literally, fiat lux would be translated as “let light be made” (fiat is the third person singular present passive subjunctive form of the verb facio, meaning “to do” or “to make”).