There are only three explicit Old Testament references to the doctrine of the image of God in man: Genesis 1:26, Genesis 5:2, and Genesis 9:6. However, the importance of the doctrine is out of all proportion to the limited treatment it receives in the Old Testament. That man is a [creature]] implies limitations upon the range and degree of his similarities to God.
Is every person a bearer of God’s image? In order to answer this question, this article first defines what it means to be created in the image of God. Being created in the image of God means that one is a child of God. Only children of God are true image bearers; therefore, not everyone bears God’s image.
Can one make an image of Christ? In this article the author looks at the second commandment and the implication it has on making an image of Christ. While agreeing that it would be wrong to worship an image of God or Christ, the author does not agree that the Bible forbids making images of Christ or portraying the character of Christ in a movie.