An important distinction! And especially apropos this time of the year, with the incarnation.
Friday, December 23, 2016
In the image of, but not identical
Genesis 2 does not define humans as a “living statue of the deity” in the same way that a divine statue became the god once its mouth was washed and opened. Rather, humanity was, in some way, created in the image of God but was distinct from God himself.—The "Image of God" in the Garden of Eden, page 17