The Nature Of Man And His Functions On The Earth (Part One)





According to the story of creation in the book of Genesis it is clearly spelt out that man was the last phase of God’s creation. Before man was created, there was an accord during which it was agreed that man was to be created in the image of God. The implication of this was that man would take the form of God.


This biblical account of man’s creation leaves us with the truth that God created man in His likeness, which is also His nature. As a matter of fact, this however suggests that the disposition of man is the same with that of God. With this understanding, it stands to reason that isHHif anyone wants to know who man really is, he or she should pay keen attention to what the image of God is like.
God exists in a realm that is not physical. The reason why I say so is because God lives in a realm in which one cannot pinpoint His position with exactitude. While in that realm, He created a being that is like Him. 


This explains why Genesis 1:27 say to us that: So God created MAN in HIS OWN IMAGE, IN THE IMAGE OF GOD CREATED HE HIM; MALE AND FEMALE CREATED HE THEM”. Suffice it to say that the only way to ascertain what the image of God is like is to look at man, considering that God is not visible. On the contrary, the perplexity of the situation denotes that even the visible man is not actually the image of man. Hence, the quest to know who really is Man.



Man continued to exist in the realm of God, but in the accord before the creation of man the duty and position of man was agreed. Man had to govern all that God created and he was to have dominion over them. The implication of this was that God wanted man to be the caretaker of all what He created. Therefore, for man to rightly fit into this position he had to wear a physical look; a nature that will warrant him to absolutely operate on the face of the earth with effortlessness. It was then that God decided to carve out an earthen vessel and implanted man into it.


Genesis 2:7
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

The Psalmist attested to this truth when he said the following:
Psalm 100:3
3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 139:14, 15
14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

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