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Don Stewart :: What Humans and God Have in Common (Introduction)

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What Humans and God Have in Common

The Personal Attributes of God – Introduction

While there are a number of God’s attributes that humans do not share, there are others that we have somewhat in common with Him. The Bible says that human beings were made in the image of God. Therefore, to some degree, we humans reflect God.

In this book we look at such things that we have in common. For example, the Bible says that God is loving, merciful, righteous, and patient. Humans also possess these attributes though certainly not to the same degree as God. Consequently, we can study the similarities, as well as the differences, of these personal attributes that God and human beings share to some degree.

This book will not only help us better understand who God is, it will also help us better understand who we are; the image bearers of God.

In addition, the Bible commands believers to imitate God. Paul wrote the following command to the Ephesians.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children... (Ephesians 5:1 NRSV)

This volume should help us understand the type of behavior we are to imitate.

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