Biblical basis for the image of God
With [the tongue] we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men,
who have been made in the likeness of God.
Man was created to glorify God through obedience to Him.
This can be known, of course, by reading the first two chapters of the Bible (Genesis 1-2). God created man out of the dust of the ground and breathed life into his being (2:7). Man was made in the image of the Godhead (1:26-27). He was able to hear from God (1:29-30, 2:16-17) and respond. The Imago Dei captures this concept. It is Latin for "image of God" and it means that all men have been made in the expressed image of their Creator.