Biblical Theology - Lesson 15

The Image of God

Man is now able to fulfill the divine command in Genesis 1:28 by being, "in Christ." 

Greg Beale
Biblical Theology
Lesson 15
Watching Now
The Image of God

II. The Practical Exhortation from the Image of God

A. Man is now able to fulfill the divine command of Genesis 1:28 by being in Christ.

B. The purpose of the Christian is to be conformed to the image of Christ (Rom 8:29; 1 Cor 15:49; 2 Cor 3:18, 4:4; Eph 4:24; Col 3:10).

C. Christians subdue and rule in Christ by believing and overcoming through suffering (Rom 8; 2 Cor 10:3f. 13:4; Phil 3:10f.).

III. The Image of God According to Seyoon Kim

A. The eschatological hopes of the OT and Judaism

B. The OT’s and Judaism’s tendency to narrate its history in terms of the actions of a few representative individuals and the relation of this to Jewish eschatology.

C. Important for the present purposes is that some Rabbis could say that Adam lost the divine image through his fall.

D. Key corporate, federal representatives are seen as either losing or restoring the image for man.


Seminary level course on Biblical Theology