Mankind (Genesis #7)

Text: Genesis 1:24-31

Day 6 God creates cattle and man.

Man’s Image

  • God creates the animals and says you will reproduce after your own kind. In other words reproduce in your own image.
  • Then the Lord says to the angelic host, let’s make man in our image. Let’s make a physical representation of the heavenly host and put them on earth to have dominion over creation.
  • Genesis 18:1-3 angels are called men, not because angels look like men, but because human beings look like angels.
  • Difference would be that man would multiply himself.

Man’s Dominion

  • Psalm 8:4-9
  • Hebrews 2:6-7 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Everything at this point is very good.