"Why is it so important for us to have a proper image of God? God says so. God decided that we should know Him. God decided how we should get to know Him. God decided, that only through the Son, by faith, shall He be revealed. This world's religions want God without Christ. There is no God without Christ. Yet even when Jesus walked the earth, there were many that brushed against Him and sat with Him, and yet did not recognize the creator. It takes faith to see God. And God decided that Jesus would provide for us the image of God. The true image of God is best revealed through Christ.
Colossians 1:15 & 2:9 "Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:" Colossians 2:9 "For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."
Excerpt from The Power of God Thinking by Keith C, Powell copyright 2010