By David Ettinger
Our Nature Made Simple
Why is the human race such a mess? The answer is simple, at least on the surface, and can be explained, at least on the surface, in three verses.
These three verses are Genesis 5:1-3. Let’s go verse by verse.
“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God.”
The key phrase here is “He [God] made him in the likeness of God.” What does it mean to be made in God’s likeness? One thing it does not mean is that we look like God. John 4:24 tells us that God is “spirit”; He does not possess a physical form. God can manifest one if He chooses, but innately, God is spirit and has no physical form.
What being created in God’s image does mean is…
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