God had an image (drawing) HE created man after. That image was CHRIST. Christ is the visible IMAGE of the FATHER.

John 14:9
Anyone who has seen Me (Jesus) has seen the Father..

Genesis 1:27
So God (Christ) created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him..

Hebrews 1:3
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express IMAGE of HIS (The Fathers) person, ..

John 1:14
And the (creating) Word (Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ..

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