• Pastor Jonathan Painter

June 14, 2022 Weekly Newsletter

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The following writing is a review of this week's Sunday Morning Message

The Image of God

Genesis 1:27

There is a fight that has been brewing since the beginning of time. It is a fight over God’s most special creation which is mankind. God made mankind in His image, and Satan has been trying to mar the image of God through His vulnerable creation. He began with the temptation in the garden and his attempts have grown more subtle and devious since then.

This fight continues to rage today. Many of the socially accepted ideologies of our day are mere ploys of the Devil in an attempt to taint the image of our almighty God. This morning I want to warn you of several of the accepted ideas of today’s society that are present to simply mar the image of God.

Evolution is a direct attack on the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)

The false theory of evolution seeks to delegitimize God as the creator and owner of this world by theorizing that the world began with a big bang that created a tiny molecule. This molecule then advanced to grow into the world we know today. Evolution leaves no place for a Master Creator who formed all things with His voice as He did.

Evolution not only seeks to delegitimize God as the creator but it indoctrinates society and conditions them to unnaturally kill their own young through a process called abortion. How does it do this? It presents that life is formed in stages and therefore we can kill an embryo since it has not yet achieved its status as a person, it is still evolving. Thus it brings that destruction to little ones made in His image before it even leaves the womb.

On top of this evolution insults God by replacing Him with an ape. We were made in the image of God, but evolution states that we came from the monkeys through the course of evolution. This is both degrading to our status as human beings as well as blasphemy against the God of Heaven in Whose image we are made!

Modern self-expression is an attack on the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)

The term self-expression in this day and age is generally used to describe something that someone does that is extremely out of the normal. Instead of calling weird as weird as it is, we cover it under the banner of they are just expressing themselves.

However, when we mar ourselves and do obscene things to our bodies, we are defacing the image of God, for we are made in his image. We want to forget that we are made in God’s image because such a thought and belief would require us to change how we present ourselves and what we put in ourselves.

Mankind ignores that they were made in God’s image and abuse their bodies to the point of filth and disgust. This pleases the Devil who hates God and hates the image of God and therefore seeks every opportunity to mar God’s image.

The LGBTQ2S+ movement is a direct attack on the image of God. (Genesis 1:27)

We are made in the image of God and he assigns to each of us a gender, that gender is absolutely binary. However, when mankind decides to try to cross the gender boundaries that God gave them, and they seek to pervert what God created them to be they are confusing the image of God. A man is a man, and a woman is a woman and there is no crossing in between. There is no need to question whom God made us to be. This is an attack against God’s image and is an outright abomination to God altogether!

We must choose to preserve God’s image in us to the best of our ability.


We had another good week as we follow up our Big Day last week. We had 145 in total attendance of Sunday with 5 precious souls trusting Christ as their Saviour! It will be exciting to see what the Lord will do as we move forward. This week we will have a sign up sheet out for Vacation Bible School if you are intrested in helping we would appreciate your joining us as we will surely need all the help we can get. Our goal for VBS is 100 children. We can prepare for it, work for it, and pray for it!



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