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in the image of God

"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:26-27 ESV)  WHY WERE WE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD? In creating the universe God displayed his infinite power and wisdom. To complete the creation, he created beings who could know and love him. We were created not just to rule over creation but to walk with God, and to share fellowship with him. Here is how Abraham Kuyper speaks of humans being created in the image of God...  In the creation of nature God glorified His omnipotence, and the more this life in nature was refined from its chaotic state till the splashing of waters ascended to the wingbeat of the nightingale, the more majestically Divine