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The Way it Was

The Way It Was by Kelly L. Segraves

 In the Image of God

"And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after his kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kink: and God saw that it was good. And 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. so God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he the." (Genesis 1:24-27)

The Bible states that man was created in the image of God, after the likeness of God. Notice that it does not say he is to be one of the fish of the sea, one of the fowl of the air, one of the cattle, one of the creeping things upon the earth, or one of the beasts of the earth. It says he is to have dominion over them. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines man as simply the highest of the animal kingdom, Homo Sapiens, the highest of the beasts. God does not say this. Man was created separate and apart to have dominion over all the other creatures.

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