1: WHO IS MAN?
The beginning of man. Where did he originate?
A. Mankind was created by God in His likeness.
–27 Then God said, “Let Us make
man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the
fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all
the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God
created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and
female He created them.
B. Mankind was created with freedom of choice or what Bible teachers call
–17 Then the Lord God took the
man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord
God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely
eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat,
for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
C. Mankind was created with a body that will eventually die; in other
words, people are mortal.
89:48 What man can live and not see death? Can he
deliver his life from the power of the grave?
And as it is appointed for men to die
once, but after this the judgment.
D. Mankind was created with a soul that will live forever. The soul is
the real YOU. Even after you die, you will be alive. That means you will live
forever somewhere and God send you to live in a place that fits your spiritual
life: heaven or hell. Where will that be for you?
Then the dust will return to the
earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.
But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
of Lesson 1. man was created by God in His likeness, pure and holy, but with a
body that will eventually die because it was created of the dust of the earth.
. And the Lord God formed man of the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became
a living being. But the soul of man will
never die and everyone must give an account to God for the way he lived in this