17 comments on “Meanwhile, Back in the Garden…

  1. Little Monk and I were talking about the bible and how “actually” precise and correct in every letter, punctuation and sentence. And the phrase “the signature of … ” came up. That inevitably over centuries of languages and revisions, what we read today is not the “actual” as it was originally put together. But – the “signature of God” remains. I have never had that image in my head – but it makes a lot of sense to me. When I add my signature to anything I wrote, a cheque that I sign, a document I confirm – I am saying: “this is me.” And yes – my signature can be forged. But if you sat down and waded through all my blogs (!) – my “signature” would be present.

    When we “nail down” God and the precision of image and definition, I prefer the “signature” of God rather than “the one and only” we must all agree. That’s my garden musing so far 🙂

  2. I agree with the idea that God is spirit and so are we. Our bodies are just temporary and made of this temporary earth. It is the spirit that really makes a person a person and separate from animals. Enjoying your study. Keep up the great work and the good questions. Very thought provoking.

  3. Well, you have my brain cells bubbling, especially thinking about Jesus’ words – and we don’t even really know what he looked liked, except that he was human in form. And we are, if I’m not mistaken, given new bodies upon our resurrection. Bubbling, bubbling…

  4. “So then doesn’t all of this really mean that being created in the image of God is just some kind of a theological/spiritual/abstract thing after all?” plays well into the Gnostic view, but words like “hand”, “face”, “hand”, “back” and “finger” of God paint a very-different picture. A “voice from heaven”, as when Jesus was baptized, doesn’t come from a formless-spirit. Jesus said “And the Father Himself, who sent Me, has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His form”. (John 5:37)

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