Originally Posted by Mallon
Exactly when God chose to breathe His image into people isn't something most evolutionary creationists pretend to know. Really, how could we know? Spirits don't preserve very well in the fossil record.
That said, this also isn't an issue we lose much sleep over. That we bear God's image and when we obtained it are two completely separate issues, the former being of more importance to CE's than the latter.
There is no living breathing creature that is without a soul. It is not possible. And each created "kind" is the created "spirit" which multiplies itself by the seed created within itself, and forms the body of flesh for the individual soul in the kind to house itself in, at conception of the seed.
Adam is made in the exact bodily image of the Person of God the Word, in his bodily form which is in heaven as the "Son of Man".
The Person of God the Word is the only similitude of YHWH the Living Spirit whom any created being has ever seen, does ever see, or shall ever see.
The Father is never seen, but His Glory dwells in His created sons.
The Person of God the Word is the Great Glory -the Ancient/Head of Days- who was seen in heaven by Enoch, pre-incarnation. And the "Son of Man" who was seen in heaven, hidden [who was with God and who was God and who was to come], was seen by Enoch there as an alter ego/another same self, of God the Great Glory. He was seen in Revelation 5 by John as another same self of the One who sits on the throne there, as the Lamb who was slain.
He was seen as the Similitude of YHWH by Moses, and they spoke "mouth to mouth". Adam is made in His exact "tupos", as Romans 5:14 states. Adam is made in His similitude, as Genesis 1:26-28 states.
It is the body which we wear that is made in the image of the Son of Man, who is the Similitude of God the Great Glory. Num 12:8
With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of YHWH shall he behold:
wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? Jhn 3:13
And no man hath ascended up to heaven], but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven of .
[-ascended to the throne reserved for the Son of Man to sit upon, reigning over His kingdom
-as seen by Enoch] Jhn 6:62 [What] and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? Rom 5:14
...Adam ... is the figure of him that was to come. Gen 1:27 So God created Adam in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Whoever kills the body of flesh of any Adam person,
must be killed himself, for Adam's body is made in the image of God the Word -who was to come in flesh and is come in flesh of second creation human being flesh as Kinsman/Redeemer to Adam. Gen 9:6 Whoso sheddeth Adam's blood, by Adam shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he Adam. Jam 3:9
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men/anthropos [human beings], which are made after the similitude of God. Eze 1:1
Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, as I [was] among the captives by the river of Chebar, [that] the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God..... Eze 1:26 And above the firmament that [was] over their heads [was] the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne [was] the likeness as the appearance of Adam above upon it.
As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so [was] the appearance of the brightness round about. This [was] the appearance of the likeness of the glory of YHWH.
And when I saw [it], I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.