I have had the understanding that man is a spirit and God is a spirit.
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the[b] spirit of man [/b] within him.
Until I met a man of another religion that says man is a soul. I put up an argument and he made reference to the bible, that even in my bible it is there.
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.
Question: Is man a soul or a spirit?