God didn't ask for permission

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  1. Mezo profile image64
    Mezoposted 9 years ago

    In a story I heard, someone who doesn't believe in God is talking to a believer...and asks: Why did "God" create us?
    and why he didn't ask for my permission before he created me?

    I found it an interesting sentence, how will he ask for your permission when you didn't exist yet? Doesn't this mean you need him even to exist from the beginning? not to mention to breath and move and eat and live and do everything you do in your life?

    What do you think?

    1. mohitmisra profile image58
      mohitmisraposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      But man is  god so whos permission are you talking about.

  2. johnb0127 profile image65
    johnb0127posted 9 years ago

    Why would he need our permission?

  3. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 9 years ago

    Well, which God?  Did THEY not make US in THEIR image?

  4. johnb0127 profile image65
    johnb0127posted 9 years ago

    GOD created US in HIS image.  Genesis 1:27

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Now what version is that one from?

    2. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL Fat middle aged drunkard then?

      1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
        Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        We posted at the same time, Imagine that!  You missed my long reply of about 4 different versions of the bible and they all say US and THEY!!

  5. Lady Guinevere profile image61
    Lady Guinevereposted 9 years ago

    Genesis 1:26-29
    Young's Literal Translation (YLT)


    26And God saith, `Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that is creeping on the earth.'

    27And God prepareth the man in His image; in the image of God He prepared him, a male and a female He prepared them.

    28And God blesseth them, and God saith to them, `Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over fish of the sea, and over fowl of the heavens, and over every living thing that is creeping upon the earth.'

    29And God saith, `Lo, I have given to you every herb sowing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which [is] the fruit of a tree sowing seed, to you it is for food;

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    New American Standard Bible (NASB)


    26Then God said, "Let (A)Us make (B)man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them (C)rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."

    27God created man (D)in His own image, in the image of God He created him; (E)male and female He created them.

    28God blessed them; and God said to them, "(F)Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."

    29Then God said, "Behold, (G)I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;


    Cross references:
    Genesis 1:26 : Gen 3:22; 11:7
    Genesis 1:26 : Gen 5:1; 9:6; 1 Cor 11:7; Eph 4:24; James 3:9
    Genesis 1:26 : Ps 8:6-8
    Genesis 1:27 : Gen 5:1; 1 Cor 11:7; Eph 4:24; Col 3:10
    Genesis 1:27 : Matt 19:4; Mark 10:6
    Genesis 1:28 : Gen 9:1, 7; Lev 26:9; Ps 127:3, 5
    Genesis 1:29 : Ps 104:14; 136:25

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    King James Version (KJV)

    26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    New King James Version (NKJV)

    26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
    29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.


    Footnotes:
    Genesis 1:26 Syriac reads all the wild animals of.

  6. johnb0127 profile image65
    johnb0127posted 9 years ago

    Lady G - I don't know where you are going.  You are pointing out that God created us in his image, just like I said right?

    1. Lady Guinevere profile image61
      Lady Guinevereposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yu don't get it.  THEY created US in OUR image nd they all say that.  So what is your version that you gt it to be singular?  All the ones here are PLURAL--you know --more than one of them.

      WHOSE permission.

      1. Make  Money profile image78
        Make Moneyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hi LG, I believe you are referring to Genesis 1:26 "Let Us make man in Our image".

        Jesus, the Word is also God and was with God the Father at the beginning.  John 1:1-4, Colossians 1:14-19 and Hebrews 1:2 all verify this.

        Mike

  7. Mezo profile image64
    Mezoposted 9 years ago

    Guys, thnx for the replies but i don't get it, what is the image has to do with my question? I just wanted to discuss the big picture of creation and belief in God. I dunno about the christian religion but, in Islam...NO not in his image of course....the creator is sure to different from the creature....

    1. fishmox profile image54
      fishmoxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      this was posted 4 months ago, and it still is hilariously funny for me, the way we digress so far from the original question. 
      Gotta go now before I get a lot of gas.

  8. johnb0127 profile image65
    johnb0127posted 9 years ago

    "27So God created man in his own image"

    Thats what you said up there repeatedly.  GOD created MAN (singular, or it would be MEN) in HIS (God's, singluar) own image.

  9. Leah Wingert profile image69
    Leah Wingertposted 9 years ago

    I'm glad HE didn't ask my permission.
    I'm not sure what I would have said and I would have missed this.

 
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