When people were created by God (Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden), God used inorganic matter (dust) to create a body. God then breathed into man's lifeless body placing a spirit in man. The result was the formation of a living person or living soul. Genesis2vs7 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. We are also told in the book of Genesis that we are created in God's image. Genesis1vs27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God is a spiritual being with a soul (will, emotions and mind) and man and woman were also each created as a spiritual being with a soul. We are therefore created in God's image. However, God also created a physical body in which the spirit of a man or woman could live in a physical world. When first created, we were also different to God in another way, we did not have a knowledge of good and evil because of God's protection over us. When initially created, man and woman were also created to be holy like God is holy. Holiness is defined as being separated from sin and there was a time when man and woman were completely separated from sin and wholly devoted and set apart for God. The Holy Spirit was in the first man and woman created and they were therefore able to intuitively know God's will and obey it. There was no battle between their will and God's for they lived in full obedience to God. Their heart was pure in that it only loved God and their mind was in tune with God's mind. Because of all this, their conscience was clean and they lived in a close and loving relationship with God. Their life in the fleshly body was directed by their spirit through their soul which was in God's image. The spirit was in turn directed by the presence of God's own Holy Spirit who was within them. The purity of life that man and woman possessed was not only the foundation for their relationship with God but also was the foundation for their relationship to each other. People, created as spiritual beings, were created to experience continual fellowship with God through our common spiritual nature. Being in God's image, man and woman were able to relate to God in a far closer way than would have been the case if we were not created to be like Him. Man and woman's communication with God was intended to be mainly at the common spiritual level. They would however live in the earthly realm but also know, communicate with and experience the heavenly realm. They would live spiritually in God's kingdom while doing His will in the material earthly realm. As they multiplied, a holy nation of people dedicated to God, would be established.