Fred O. Pitts
Fred O. Pitts became the Pastor of Ancient City Baptist Church in July 2017. Although life in the 21st century is complex, he believes the purpose of life can be summed up more simply in the answers Jesus gave when asked the greatest of the commandments: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Pastor Fred says, “The primary call in my life is seeking first the kingdom of God through pastoring and teaching. My passion is teaching God’s word in a manner that is both understandable and relevant. Primary emphases in my ministry are compassion and encouragement.”
“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…”
What does it mean to be made in the image or likeness of God?
It means we bear similarities to God, but it falls short of our being gods ourselves. As it says in Psalm 8, humankind is made “a little lower than the heavenly beings” yet God has “crowned him with glory and honor.” It may mean many things to say we are made in the image of God. Among them are the following:
Because you are made in God's image …