Has Man fulfilled God`s mission of creation as portrayedin Genesis 1:26?
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them havedominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle,and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon theearth’(Genesis 1:26
Man has failed to fufilled God`s mission of creation as portrayed in Genesis1:26 in a number of ways;Man has put himself at the centre of the world and puts himself first andforgets God which was not the case before creation.Mankind has failed to take care of God`s creation like animals. Some peopleuse animals for evil purposes for instance witchcraft sacrifice practices. Manhas also led to extinction and death of animals which he is supposed toprotect. There has also been pollution of rivers by man as well asdestruction of forests which act as habitats to some animals. There isenvironmental degradation in support of development yet man issupposed to protect the environment. There is too much discrimination among God’s people yet all people areequal before God. Church leaders and Christians continue to treat peoplebasing on tribe, race, financial status, political status. God created all peoplein his image to be equal. There is kidnapping and child slaughter, sacrifice by self styled witches andfalse prophets. This has been worsened by human trafficking. Man issupposed to be custodian of God’s creationMan has today manufactured weapons like landmines, nuclear weapons,bombs, guns that has destroyed untold number of lives, property andwildlife. Today man trusts in science theories more than God’s which has brokenrelationship between God and man. There are currently many sex deviations like homosexuality that have evenbeen endorsed in some churches. Some people practice prostitution andyet they are in God’s image. Bible says the body is a God’s temple thereforethey abuse God’s creation. Other sexual deviations include: rape, defilement,an masturbation. Man’s body is supposed to be a temple of worship.Introduction of strict family planning methods by governments. Theseinclude contraceptives which limit reproduction and expansion of God’skingdom.