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What is Godliness?

  Man was originally created in God’s “image” (Gen. 1:26). When man sinned, this image was marred and tainted. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to restore this image to full perfection in man. Christ Himself is called “the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:15). God’s predestined purpose for every believer is that he be conformed to “the image of his Son” (Rom. 8:29). The ability of man to relate to God and reflect His moral attributes is a part of what it means to be created and re-created in His image. Man is, and will always be, distinct from God. Man can never possess such divine attributes as omnipresence or omnipotence. Man can, however, reflect such moral attributes as love, goodness, holiness, righteousness, faithfulness, mercy , and patience. In this sense, a believer can...

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