A good friend of mine recently asked:
Genesis 1:26 God said ” Let us make Man in OUR image, after OUR likeness.. In Genesis 1:27 So God created man in HIS own image; in the image of GOD he created him..
If you do not subscribe to the trinitarian view, who was God conversing with? And in whose image are we being created?
This was my answer:
You may want to look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_1:1#Difficulties
OUR suggests that when God said “Let us make Man in OUR image …”, HE was thinking of more than one person who possessed the divine image/likeness. And I would agree that in fact a good interpretation is that the one other person God had in mind that bore the divine image, is in fact Jesus. (Also, God could have had Jesus in mind simply by foreknowledge. Jesus as a person need not have literally existed yet.) But if you take this to mean that Jesus is God simply because Jesus also bore the divine image, then that means that humans who bear God’s divine image are also God. In fact, the explicit biblical theme is that divine-image bearers are called gods (with a small ‘g’). My understanding is that Jesus is supremely divine simply because he is God’s image (2 Cor 4:4-6; Phil 2:6), and this same supremely divine image-bearer is also the co-creator (Col 1:15-16; Heb 1:1-3).
In other words, a proper understanding of human theosis makes the claim that “Jesus is God” far-fetched and unnecessary.
My article on Theosis: https://caveat1ector.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/adamic-christology-and-theosis/