The doctrine of the Image of God which is to be found in humankind
is usually based by the Scholastic tradition in the human intellect
and will. Bañez, a commentator of St. Thomas Aquinas,
takes the further step of basing this Image in the personal act of
being. In this way the Image of God as found in the created human
being is never lost. The Image of God in the “re-created”
human being (in the order of grace) can be lost, however, due to
the vicious use of one’s freedom.