Genesis 1:26 ESV

Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.

Is There a Dominion Mandate?
The dominion mandate is not named nor defined in Scripture, and so offering a deeper definition, which everyone can agree on, is not possible. However, it is possible to locate where the idea is found
World Mission Society Church of God and Genesis 1:26-27 |
The World Mission Society Church of God claims that both male and female being made in the image of God means there must actually be two images, and because God says "let us" there must also be two Gods. The grammar and context of the passage refute both of these claims.
Does Genesis 1:26 imply that there were multiple gods involved in creation? |
Many cults and false religions twist Genesis 1:26 to justify other divine beings in creation, but this fails to account for the full text. Instead, this verse points to God's triune nature.
Let Us make man in our image |
Let us make man in our image.
Seven Things We Should Know from Genesis 1:12:3
There are seven truths taught in the creation account in Genesis that should inform our understanding when it comes to evolution and the age of the earth.
Message: The Glory and the Misery of Man (Genesis 1:26-28)
We are examining now the sixth day of creation, the day when man appeared upon the earth. In looking into the meaning of these verses we are attempting to discover the nature of man. You will, of course, recognize how important that is. We will never understand what is going on i...
Creation Day 6, Part 2
And we continue tonight in our study of the book of Genesis, chapter 1, origins, day six, the creation. What a great, time we have had doing this. I cant think of a series Ive done in recent year...
Taking Genesis at Face Value
I realize, of course, that some old-earth creationists do hold to the literal creation of Adam and affirm that Adam was a historical figure. But their decision to accept the creation of Adam as...
What is the dominion mandate? |
The dominion mandate is the command of God to Adam, and thus to all mankind, to take dominion over all the earth.

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