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Creation of mankind

Genesis 1:26

Then God said, " Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over fish of the sea, over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth on earth".


So God Created man in his own image, in the image of God creaeted he him, male and female created them.


And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish, the earth, and subdue it: and hae dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air

In Genesis 1 :26 God  is speaking to a number of beings when he referred to "us". It is also analysed that  in creating man as there were several  hands in participation with the process. In " our Likeness" mean like in our mirror image of the group to referred to "us", or does it mean in our likeness refers to whatever we  meaning "us" want it to be. or turn out to become.

Another point to make, is what kind of audience did God have when he made this remark. Did he have several beings or supreme entities infront of him.

Genesis 1:26 Dijose entoces Dios:" Hagamos al hombre a nuestra imagen y a nuestra semejanza, para que domine sobre los peces del mar, sobre las aves del cielo, sobre los ganados y sobre todas las bestias de la tierra y sobre cuantos animales se mueven sobre ella.

27 Y creo Dios al hombre a imagen suya, a imagen de Dios lo creo, y los creo macho y hembra

28 Y los bendijo Dios, diendoles: "Procread y multiplicaos, y henchid la tierra; sometedla y dominad sobre los peces del mar, sobre las aves del cielo y sobre los ganados y sobre todo cuanto vive y se mueve sobre la tierra.

What are Angels?

In the Book, Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2005 the Angels are defined as "purely spiritual creatures, incorporeal, invisible, immortal and personal beings" which is facinating to know that they could be invisible. By describing Angels invisible does that mean that they are around us 24 7 and we cannot see them. We know that Angels are visible during numerous visits to varioud humans in the Bible. The description of Angels being immortal takes us to believe that Angels have been around since creation and until eternity which takes me to to scripture Gen 1:26 where God says to "us" is God referring to the Angels that have been in attendance of Earth's creations and the universe. Continuing to the Definition of Angels as written in the  Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church :

 endowed with intelligence and will. They ceaselessly contemplate God face-to-face and they glorify him. They serve him and  are his messengers in the accomplishment of his saving mission to all.(32)

What is Heaven?

In the Book, Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 2005 Heaven is defined as :

" the state of supreme and definitive happiness. Those who die in the Grace of God and have no need to further Purification are gathered around Jesus and Mary, the Angels and the Saints. They thus form the Church of heaven, where  they see God "face to face" ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). They live in the Communion of Love with the Most Blessed Trinity and they intercede for us.(62)