Re: Origins: Neaderthal Burial Customs

Dick Fischer (
Sun, 22 Dec 1996 16:17:22 -0600

George Murphy wrote:

>The important question about what constitutes humanity in the
>theological sense, image of God ...

I would contend that "image of God" has nothing to do with what
constitutes humanity. IMHO it merely meant that Adam was a
representative of God, an emissary, or an ambassador of God,
chosen to do what Christ eventually had to do because of Adam's

Those of us today who are "in the image" only have such standing
IF we are followers of Christ, "who is the image of the invisible
God, the firstborn of every creature" (Col. 1:15). Thus being in
the image of God accrues to believers, it does not appear to be a
birthright of degenerate man.

Dick Fischer