Question 17. What does it mean that all people are created in the image of God?

The image of God expresses our relationship to God, to one another and to the whole of creation. It is represented in our ability to think, to imagine, to will and to love. These have been given to us to mirror God’s goodness, holiness and love as they have been revealed in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Gen 1:28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply,

and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

Col 1:15-16 He (i.e., Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created.

Rom 8:29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.