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    THE NATURE OF MAN

    “Lord, what is man?” Psalm 144:3.BSA 37.2

    I. Man’s formation is entirely of the Earth. “Dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:19; 2:7; 18:27; Job 10:9; 34:15; Psalm 103:14; Ecclesiastes 3:20; 12:7: Isaiah 64:8; 1 Corinthians 15:47.BSA 37.3

    II. He is made alive by Breath, or Spirit. “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 soul.” Genesis 2:7; 7:22; [Heb. breath of the spirit of life]; Job 12:10; 27:3; 33:4; Isaiah 2:22; 42:5; Ezekiel 37:5, 6, 8, 9, 10; Acts 17:25; James 2:26; [margin, breath].BSA 37.4

    III. Man is Mortal. - “Shall mortal man be more just than God?” Job 4:17. He is told to seek for immortality [Rome 2:7], and will obtain it at the resurrection. 1 Corinthians 15:51-54. God alone is immortal. - “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto.” 1 Timothy 6:16; 1:17. “Life and immortality are brought to light [made clear, Macknight], through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 1:10.BSA 38.1

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