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The Catholic Church (my own Tradition) believes that being made in God's image does not have such a physical reality. This 'image' is more a reflection of His own Nature. The closest physical way we 'image' God is that humans are both Male and Female who come together to generate a Third person. This "The Two Become One" is reflecting the Trinitarian Nature ...


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In the first place, I'm not sure what sort of "endorsement" you have in mind. There's no indication that I can find that either Pope Julius or any subsequent pope either endorsed or condemned the painting on theological grounds, nor indeed that any pope declared that it had any content which had to be interpreted theologically. As I point out in this answer ...


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Before the fall, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God there was no sin in the world: Romans 5:12 through 14 NKJV Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 (For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death ...


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Edward's view is more or less the traditional view. To give an earlier example, St. Thomas Aquinas says the following of the knowledge of Adam. And man was made right by God in this sense, that in him the lower powers were subjected to the higher, and the higher naturewas made so as not to be impeded by the lower. Wherefore the first man was not impeded ...


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I can't speak from a Catholic perspective, since I am not a Catholic. However, from my own church's perspective, based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), I can offer an answer to the question posed in the title: Was Adam anatomically God's image? God the Father, which is the divine soul, is non-material, and therefore does not have a ...


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I am LDS and this is the first time I have heard of this 'doctrine'. I think I see where the confusion comes from. Narnian is correct that we talk about Adam in the temple. But we do not consider him a God. But rather Mormonism believes that we all have the potential be Gods and create worlds and have spirit children. Considering that we believe that Adam ...



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