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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5034 likeness
5034 likeness

5034 likeness

The similarity between objects or persons. Humanity is created in the likeness of God. Jesus Christ possesses a likeness to both God and humanity, which is expressed and safeguarded by the doctrine of the incarnation.

Human beings are created in the likeness of God

Ge 1:26-27 See also Ge 5:1; Ge 9:6; Col 3:9-10; Jas 3:9

Redemption includes being conformed to God’s likeness

The likeness of God the Father Mt 5:48 See also Eph 4:20-24

The likeness of God the Son Ro 8:29 See also 1Co 2:16; 2Co 3:18; Eph 4:11-13

Jesus Christ was in the likeness of God and humanity

Jesus Christ is like God Col 1:15 While stating that Jesus Christ is like God, Scripture also insists that this likeness is grounded in the fact that Jesus Christ is God. See also 2Co 4:4; Php 2:6; Heb 1:3

Jesus Christ is like human beings Ro 8:3 While stating that Jesus Christ is like humanity Scripture also insists that this likeness is grounded in the fact that Jesus Christ is human. Yet Christ did not share human sinfulness 2Co 5:21; Heb 4:15. See also Php 2:6-7

See also

2018Christ, divinity
2033Christ, humanity
2218Christ, Son of God
2221Christ, Son of Man
5023image of God
5308equality

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