Essence versus Form: Finale

This is the concluding part to the Essence and Form trilogy. In case you missed them, you can find the first two here: part I and part II. Let’s take a look at Gen 1:27 again:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Emphasis added)

If you have ever wondered how God created male and female and then the Bible records in Genesis 2 that God created Eve from Adam, then I guess this trilogy helps with that. The essence of every human being is first spirit, which was created in Gen 1:27, and then form comes after.

I’m sure the application of this is wider than we have covered here and as we discover more in our study time please don’t forget to share with the rest of us.

Food for thought:

Are there things in the Bible that you think are contradictory but just not to “offend” God, you let it go? What do you say we start a corner dedicated to questions that keep us up at night?

Life nugget:

Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”


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2 thoughts on “Essence versus Form: Finale

  1. Amplebrain says:

    Interesting series. So if God created the spirit (essence) of man in his image, but goes on to specify that he created male and female, does that mean that there’s a difference between the male and female essence? Sounds contradictory to the first post.

    As for the questions that keep us up, sounds like a good idea.

    • dhackdheolu says:

      Interesting point of view. If I were to reason that out, I’d say it has to do with the use of “man” in that verse. The writer may have wanted to diffuse any confusion that man refers only to male.

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