Originally posted by twiceaknight
Respect to you for trying, but you are not sure are you.
This is what I find laughable about the idea that God looks like a person, it's just silly and I think you agree. A lot of people have never considered this. If "He" is omnipresent, he presumably has no physical form other than possibly the shape of the universe which "He" occupies in it's ent ...[text shortened]... unsure. Actually I find the issue very interesting because I enjoy unanswerable questions.
As we have come to understand what it means to have personage, God is a person.
We've all had folks to whom we were close die. What made them them
? Was it their body type, physical characteristics? Vocabulary, intellect, turn of a phrase? Without considering the possibility of their continued soul existence, when we consider them, are we not considering their personage as it was expressed within the tent of physical existence? When that tent is altered, changed, or no longer animated, do we not consider that it was animated? Whence cometh said animation?
God does not need a body to express His personage, but has donned a robe of humanity in order to execute His plan--- we call that person Jesus Christ. It is difficult for us to think in terms of a non-physical existence, but we intuitively know it exists... at least in theory. Outside the realm of Christianity, entire religions and self-improvement systems have been laboring mightily to achieve a status of mind over matter.
Christianity informs us that it's not just a theory, it is reality. Beyond the shadow of physical existence, a Mind has personally engaged us.
God is spirit.
When the book of Genesis spoke of God initiating the creation of man by the use of the term, "Let us make man in our own image," He was referring to the soul expression of Himself, not a physical similarity. Dirt, time, and etc., are simply the mode God used to tell the story. Sure, He could have used hand-puppets or cartoon characters, but He didn't. I'm okay with His chosen medium. Quite frankly, I can't think of a better one... but then again, I'm not the most imaginative guy, either.