II. THE UNFALLEN ADAM: IMAGE OF GOD AND THEREFORE HOMO COLENS
Adam God’s image in every respect – spiritually, materially, culturally: in (w)holiness, in knowledge, and in righteousness. Unfallen man thus law-abiding in respect of the cosmic implications of all Ten Commandments. The covenant of works and the cultural mandate – decalogical, imperative, and comprehensive (Gen. 1:28 cf. Hos. 6:7-11). Man created with indestructible continued existence yet losable life, so that by God’s grace he could attain to unlosable life by cultivating and guarding as a developer and protector. Gold and onyxstone imply mining and adorning. Name-giving to animals (etc.) implies care, science and poetry. God "to make" (le‘asoth at Gen. 2:3-25), through man multiplying for the cultural reward especially of everlasting life-and-sabbath after his diesseitige cultural labours. Summary.