In Colossians 1:15, Paul describes Jesus as the image of the invisible God. The New Testament uses the Greek term “eikon” which means image. It is from this word we get the English word icon, which can refer to a picture or portrait.
The sovereign God of the universe bestowed on man the highest possible honor: He created man in His own image and likeness. God, referring to His own triune nature, stated: “Let us create man in “Our” image and likeness.” One way to interpret this statement is to view man also as a “triune being”, composed of body, soul and spirit.
Most of the time when we think or talk about rights, we speak in terms of “my rights.” I know “my rights!” I’ll have “my rights!” I’ll never give up “my rights!” Oftentimes “rights” are determined by one’s wishes or desires and have no status as far as rights are concerned. Let’s talk about rights for a few moments.
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