God's declaration to make mankind in the image and likeness of Himself, did not happen on day six of creation, but it will happen! We who believe in Him and His Son Jesus, will be transformed into His image and likeness. The Apostle John wrote: "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is" (1 Jn. 3:2). Notice his words, "not yet" and "shall be! God, knowing the end from the beginning, did not just mean a single man and his wife when He said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness" (Gen. 1:26). He meant mankind! And that will finally occur when believers look upon the face of the One who was willing to make God's plan a genuine possibility! AND, He has taken the responsibility for making it happen (Phil. 1:6)!"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
We are still like Adam, but thanks to Jesus, we don't have to stay like him!