The Human Constitution
Who and What We Are?
Our true essence is that of the self and the self is entrapped in a material body.
The scriptures tell us all we need to know as to who and what we are. For example, when it was said in Genesis 2 verse 7 that God formed Adam from the dust of the ground, this is not meant to be taken literally.
The dust of the ground represents the earth, an earthly body. What has been created at this point is an earthly body. It was not until God placed in to Adam a self that Adam became a human being.