What it means to be human means having these objective qualities that are true at all times. God created humankind in his own image, male and female. God made us rational and free and capable of feelings and passion. We are humans because God put a desire for us to be happy and to search for that missing part that will make us happy which is Him. By us wanting to search that happiness we would be needing to search in his paths to be able to find it. We humans are the only creature on the Earth who can refuse our nature, we are the only species that balances the divide between matter and spirit. We do not just populate the world, we explain it, discern within it, take meaning from it and act upon it. Our understanding of the world binds with a unique freedom and imagination.
“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” – Genesis 2:7