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ing Jehovah God it is written : "His work is perfect ; for all his ways are justice : a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he ." (Deuteronomy 32 :3,4, AS) Consequently, when he finished his earthly creation by making the perfect man and woman, he could approve of what he had made. He did so on the sixth and last day of such creative work . "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good ." Thus mankind started out perfect .-Genesis 1 :31 . 10 Did God place man on earth to stay just a while in human form and then to pass on and assume some other form and nature, that of a lower animal on the same earth or that of an angel in heaven? Was man made with a thing called a "soul" which was separate and distinct from the human body? And could this soul exist apart from the body and also go into other bodies, that of say a cow or an insect or a spiritual angel? You might not believe us if we answered for ourselves . So we let God's own inspired Record speak for itself, at Genesis 2 :7,8, quoting from a Roman Catholic translation : "And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth : and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul.AndtheLorGadplnte rdise of pleasure from the beginning : wherein he placed man whom he had formed ." (Dy; also Kx) The Christian apostle Paul endorses that account of man's creation by quoting from it and saying : "The first man Adam was made into a living What questions arise on the human soul, and how does the creation account indicate what it is? 10 .
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