What does it mean that God created humanity? Why is important that God created Adam out of the dust of the earth and Eve from Adam’s rib? Why was it important for Adam to have a partner and what does that say about the role of close relationships and community in human existence? And what is the deal with being created in the image of God?
In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 10 from John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, how did God create Man? The guys talk about how understanding God’s creation of humanity impacts our relationships with each other, with the rest of creation, and with God himself. They also discuss how idea of sacred worth can influence how we think about tough subjects like capital punishment.
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Important Links for Episode 10
Scripture Proofs: Genesis 1:26-28; Colossians 3:10; Ephesians 4:24
Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com): https://store.seedbed.com/collections/the-john-wesley-collection/products/wesleys-revision-of-the-shorter-catechism
Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism
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