Re: Enochian; Christianhood and conlanging
|Date:||Tuesday, February 6, 2001, 15:45|
On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier wrote:
> This is also the way I take the words "created after the image of God".
> Not believing in any physical shape of God (as a bearded old man, or
> whatever) I can only state it that we inherited God's *nature*, i.e.
The Nature of God is fundamentally different from the nature of the
created. The use of "image" is not to mean "of the same nature" or "of
the same substance". Instead, it is used in a way (in the Hebrew and the
Greek) that it is only rarely used in English. We are made in the image
of God in a way analogous to an acorn is made in the image of a
fully-grown oak tree. "Image" (ikon) refers to a potential, not an