Made In The Image Of God

With the reciprocal nature of our equivalence relation '~' or the operator cogG(x), we note that It is positive for God to see himself as God over His creations and in recognising their "being": So we would expect pos(G~x) to be reciprocated with x~G rather than for God to see a creation only capable of recognising some other necessary being "H" say.

That as creations of God we are purposed for reciprocating the "being" of God in ourselves, we not only have to affirm that our universal being U communicates the consistency of the person of God, but also His unique identity. Then, as creations we would expect that we are created in a manner self-satisfying to God in that we are able to consistently understand not only His necessary existence, but His unique character or His "virtue".

We could start all commandments with the singular requirement "Thou shalt have no other Gods before me." Likewise we are separated out from other faiths by virtue of the commandments of His unique law, as well as in understanding His character as revealed in Christ (Jesus Himself).

Simply by requring that HG(G) be fully satisfying to God is enough: that the property L(G) to which we entail the law and the fulfilment in Christ is perfected: and lastly that God Himself is in agreement, having raised Christ from the dead blameless.

It is a statement of Christianity that we are made in the image of God,.. but this is not our flesh we are talking of, rather we are made in the image of God that we, (as Jesus Himself does) are created to understand God in a fashion pleasing to God in that He may distinguish between those that He knows and know Him from those others that have some "other God". All christian faith stands or falls on whether we are God's creations created to show that God is sovereign, or else that we may never consistently believe in God, even if He were unique.

Then we must also introduce some other principles. L(G) entails that we may recognise laws given by God fulfilled uniquely by Christ. We must also therefore on the basis that this is "the most arbitrary" of conditions, admit the possibility that there are "other Gods" - some "J" say.

Then L(J) denotes what? clearly if we accept L(G) with some property 'p' ascribed to God then in truth we would have L(G)&p. But then if p requires God's liberty of Him without merit we would have some J=G&p resulting in L(J) rather than L(G).

Likewise if God is accepted on the nature of His virtues that may not deprive Him of any positive property, then G&q is "absorbtive" to entail G.

So L(G) & q = L(G).

Then we indeed have much to learn from the scripture that has gone before us! For if God has issued promises in scripture then it is a virtue that He keep His word. Then we may by correctly ascribing virtue in His promises know better G = (q1,q2,q3,...} in L(G) rather than requiring His person to submit to our misconceptions with J = {p1,p2,p3,...} etc.

So when God states unequivocably in His word that;

Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. (KJV)

Then knowing the promises of the New Testament we may state that God imparts His virtue to us through the fruits of the spirit: and we are "predestined" into the likeness of Christ's character. The law will not make a man virtuous, but a man with virtue will keep the law without any trouble. In this manner the Holy Spirit thorugh reason and righteousness imparts virtue to the faithful.

Doctrine aside, We note that we have a "self justifying" statement - that God (in the positive sense of pos(G~x)) knows only those to whom He has made His promises as His own: there is no paradox in that statement however. (Rather we have a "chosen" remnant.)

What we must identify is that Christ fulfilled L(G) and showed all HG(G) flawlessly - which is unique in the one gospel. In indicating only one God to be perfect (as He who gave the law and witness to the prophets), we would rest our case on the statement that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God.

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