“This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:” Gen 5:1-3
Matthew Henry’s commentary:
“5:1-5 Adam was made in the image of God; but when fallen he begat a son in his own image, sinful and defiled, frail, wretched, and mortal, like himself. Not only a man like himself, consisting of body and soul, but a sinner like himself. This was the reverse of that Divine likeness in which Adam was made; having lost it, he could not convey it to his seed. Adam lived, in all, 930 years; and then died, according to the sentence passed upon him, To dust thou shalt return. Though he did not die in the day he ate forbidden fruit, yet in that very day he became mortal. Then he began to die; his whole life after was but a reprieve, a forfeited, condemned life; it was a wasting, dying life. Man’s life is but dying by degrees.”
I have held to the widely accepted premise that all mankind was created in God’s image based on Gen 1:26-27.
Looking more closely at the above for further study…is that accurate to say or is it not precisely for this purpose for which Jesus came - to restore to us the glory that was forfeited in the garden?
It’s like I never saw the beginning of Gen 5 before.
Please tell me what you think everyone…
Thanks for your thoughts!