Intellectual, not theological, might be scientific, thoughts on God from a believer and scientist.
In modern world, everybody understands that everything what happens around us and with us personally is caused by some kind of laws created by some almighty power that the humans call God.
What is called God causes everything what happens in human and non-human world through His Laws. We humans are discovering these laws to use them for creating our own personal, social, and national world.
GOD’S LAWS ARE BEING DISCOVERED BY SCIENTISTS AND THEOLOGIANS. SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THE LAWS BY EXPERIMENTATION OVER RESEARCH SUBJECT WHILE THEOLOGIANS DO IT MOSTLY BY OBSERVATION OF HUMAN BEHAVIOR.
From the times of Mount Sinai revelation, the Jews and then Christians believe that they are created in God’s Image, and since then this image is a hot-discussion topic for theologians in relation to human behavior and for scientists in relation to matter behavior.
The following are Bible-inspired thoughts for what it might mean to be created in God’s image.
If God is the giver of laws which govern everything, what does it mean for national leaders to legislate in the image of God?
It means that National leaders should enforce the God’s laws by legislating these laws in the language and actions in the life of ordinary people. Laws of a human government should help citizens live by God’s laws and should put barriers to violators.
If God is unique, what does it mean for an individual to be unique in the God’s image?
It means that because God is unique in His existence, everyone is unique in their own existence. Every musician, every politician, every plumber, every farmer, every teacher, and so on is unique in their own way. That is what we call “individual freedoms.”
If God is creator, what does it mean for an individual to be a creator in the God’s image?
It means that an individual should follow God’s way of creation. After God created something, He observed behavior of a created thing, and if it was not in accordance with His vision, the created thing was destroyed and replaced by a new one. Everybody in any sphere of their labor should be trying as well to reach their best individual vision.
If God is eternal, what does it mean for an individual to be eternal in the God’s image?
It means that because God is eternal in the eternal existence of His creations, every individual is eternal in the continuing existence of their own creations after our souls depart to ‘God’s havens’ – continuing the eternal lines of family, of children, of home, of profession, of morality, of community, of religion, etc.
If God is ONE, what does it mean for multiple religions and denominations to be ONE in the God’s image?
It means to have the same unifying Ten-Commandments’ spiritual foundation while searching for the Image of God in their own unique ways.