THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD
"Search the Scriptures," advises the Lord. The Scriptures not only testify that Jesus is the awaited Messiah, but they are also filled with eternal life and wisdom. As St. Peter testifies, "all Scripture are inspired by God." For God inspired the evangelists and Saints as they wrote. Many of us at one time or another, have overlooked or misread things in Scripture, which makes it important to read them frequently, or to bring errors that have become common, to the attention of everyone, for the words of Scripture are the sacred teachings of God, who speaks to us through the Bible. However, the Bible needs to be understood according to right reason and in agreement with the interpretations of the Church and the Church Fathers.
It is also good when quoting the Bible, to be as accurate as possible, thus avoid changing the meaning or the words, which is sometimes due to poor translation. Here is a particular misreading of Scriptures that occurs frequently in the Orthodox Church in this statement: "Man is created in the image and likeness of God."