"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
The declaration is: God created man's soul like his own soul, and man's body from dust. Man is born with soul and body. Explanation: God has formed man from the dust of the ground, but God is not from dust, he is a Spirit. So, the physical body of man is not, and could not be, in the image of God. Man receives his spirit in a latter day, if and when he is born again. Man is born with soul and body. His soul, not he body, is in the image of God. So, God has created the soul of man in the image of his soul, and then gave the soul a body of flesh.
God is a Spirit and so he is one. God is three persons and so he is three souls. But God has no flesh body. God created man in his own image and in his likeness. An image is the exact shape and likeness is resemblance. God's Spirit is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, that is omni-power. So, another spirit cannot have this image, but can have the likeness. So, man's image must be in the image of the soul of God, and man's spirit is in the likeness, which resemble the Spirit of God. Since, God has no flesh in his body, man's flesh body is not in the image of God. But Christians think that man's physical flesh body is in the image of God. Please study the lesson from this link ("God's Image"). If you have any questions, please write to me and I will reply as soon as possible. Thank you.
God Bless You