God created man in His own image and likeness, as the crown of creation. God created man as body and soul, male and female, and He calls them to love. Man and woman are to become "one flesh" and be fruitful and multiply. By nature, man is God's creature and servant; by grace, man is God's beloved son, called to partake in God's own life of love. Adam and Eve were created in a state of original holiness and justice, in perfect harmony with creation and free from suffering and death.