Could angels be created in God’s image?

26Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Genesis 1:26a ESV

8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Isaiah 6:8a ESV

For my Hermeneutics class I was doing a project about the “divine plural”. Why does the bible say, “us” instead of “me”?

There are several different views, the two main ones being that it refers to the Trinity, or that it refers to the Heavenly Court. After studying it I personally think it refers to the Heavenly Court for a few reasons. If you want to talk about that just comment or email me.

The purpose of this post, however, is a question that I thought of while I was doing this research: Could angels be created in God’s image?

The only distinction that the Genesis 1 passage makes is between animals and humans. Humans are in God’s image, animals are not. But there isn’t a distinction made about angels. Most of the distinctions between angels and humans in the Bible deal with saving faith and positional stance with God.

It doesn’t really matter if they are or aren’t, but I thought it was interesting. What do you think? What passages shed light on the issue?



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