Isaiah 40:25—If nothing is like God, then how can humans be in the image of God?

Problem: Isaiah wrote: “ `To whom will you liken Me, or to whom shall I be equal?’ says the Holy One.” Yet the Bible says “God created man in His own image” (Gen. 1:27).

Solution: Isaiah is not denying all similarity between God and His creatures. In fact, the Bible affirms elsewhere, “He who planted the ear shall He not hear? He who formed the eye, shall He not see?” (Ps. 94:9) Indeed, God is reflected in the mirror of His creation (cf. Ps. 19:1; Rom. 1:19–20). Isaiah is simply affirming that the transcendent God is more than His creation, even though He is not totally unlike it.

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This excerpt is from When Critics Ask: A Popular Handbook on Bible Difficulties (Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books, 1992). © 2014 Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Click here to purchase this book.