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by Wayne Blank
We all aged the same 40 years since we last saw each other, when I was about a ten year old and they were in their forties. How did they do that? As it turned out, they knew who I was only because they knew my parents very well. After I confessed to them that I didn't recognize who they were at first because it's been so long, they said that they probably wouldn't have known me either, except that I looked so much like my Dad at the time when they lived around here, when he was about the age that I am now. The lady laughed and said, "You look more like your Dad than your Dad did."
The lady was of course making a joke; I don't look more like my Dad than he looked like himself, but, as is common in all families, there is a family resemblance - so much so that those people could figure out who I was, not by recognizing me, but by recognizing my parent.
Do those principles of genetics, in which we are made in the image of our parents, apply to other things, things that are not physical? Is there anything like "spiritual genetics"?
What about this?
"And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness ... So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them" (Genesis 1:26-27 KJV)
Men and women (in the Bible, "man" is often used to refer to the species as a whole, male and female - see The Creation Of Man) are created in the Image of God. But what does that mean? God isn't a mere human, He isn't a man or woman as our human parents, so how can that be? Is it saying that when we are "born again" (for when that happens, see the Fact Finder question below) that we will be actual children of God? Again, and as always, let the Bible speak for itself:
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God [see Spiritual Conception], and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is" (1 John 3:2 KJV)
Fact Finder: When will the children of God be born?