How did God create man?
Answer: Notice that man became, or was made, a living soul. There is no mention of a living soul being put into the body of man by God. (Genesis 2:7, Zechariah 12:1, 1 Corinthians 15:45, Job 27:3; 33:4, Psalm 8:5; 104:30; 139:14, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Isaiah 42:5). Genesis 2:7 says the dust of the earth plus the breath of God made man a living soul. For example, if the nails are taken out of a wood crate, the crate ceases to exist, only a stack of boards and a pile of nails remain. If the boards are nailed back together, the crate exists again. The same with man, if the breath of life (nails) is separated from man’s (boards), then there is no longer a living soul (crate).
Does man automatically have eternal life?
Answer: In Genesis 3:22-24, God made Adam and Eve leave the Garden and guarded the “tree of life” so they could not have eternal life. It is here very clear that man does not automatically have eternal life (Genesis 5:5, Romans 5:12, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
Who said man would not die?
Answer: It is that old serpent who said men will not die (Genesis 3:4-5, Revelation 12:9). As you prayerfully study the Scripture on this subject ask yourself, “who’s side am I on?” God says, “disobedience leads to death.” The adversary says, “God is wrong and that you won’t die.” To say, “man has a soul that can’t die” is the same as saying, “ye shall not surely die.”
Is death the reverse of creation?
Answer: Yes (Genesis 3:19, Ecclesiastes 3:20; Psalm 22:29; 104:29; 146:4). At our death, creation is reversed: our bodies go back to dust, and our breath (spirit) goes back to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7).