What's God's Image and likeness?

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What's God's Image and likeness?

in 1 john 4:8, the scripture says that “God is love”, so i think the image of God is love

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Quick question… genesis 1:26 “let’s make man after our likeness”… which likeness/image is being talked about here?

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God is Spirit, so when we talk about the image of God its not the physical image but the spiritual image…the human is love creature…

In “our likeness”…God is a triune God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
See John 1:1-5

John 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

To answer your question, @ChristopherChloe, both! The image and likeness of God the Father and God the Son. I assume, since we have a triune God, it’s also God the Holy Spirit.


The most essential image of God is love. The Genesis Chapter is talking about God’s creation of love.

God is love.