The first man was in the image of God, which is Spirit, John 4, says, "God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth." But God is a Spirit. And the first man that He created, was spirit-man, and he was in the image and in the likeness of God.

And then He put this man in flesh, and man fell. So then God came down and become in the image of man, that He might redeem that fallen man. That's the real Gospel story, to my opinion.

-- Brother Branham
September 11, 1965