Dr. Abe Johnson – Being an Authentic Christian, Part 2
What does the Bible mean when it says we are created “in God’s image” or image bearers of God? And since we live in a fallen world, do we still have the image of God? Romans 8: 28-29 mentions that we are in the process of being conformed into the image of God's Son. And in Galatians 4:19, Apostle Paul says that all the sufferings he is going through is so that Christ is formed in him.
But if God created us to be in his image as mentioned in Genesis 1:26, and as mentioned in Colossians 1:15 that if Christ is the image of God and we are the image of Christ and we are brothers with Christ and so we are already image bearers of God, and Christ in his humanity closely represented that to us, then why is the apostle still working hard to form Christ's image in him. And why does he say that we are predestined, and hence in a process of being conformed to the image of God.
Sermon Topics: Being an Authentic Christian- Part 2