Directly created by God in His image and likeness; male and female as his special, crowning work, free from sin with a rational nature, intelligence and moral responsibility before God. God’s intention was for people to glorify Him, enjoy His fellowship forever, and accomplish His purposes in the world. Adam’s sin of disobedience incurred a curse of spiritual and physical death on all creation; becoming subject to God’s wrath; inherently corrupt and incapable doing what is acceptable to God or save himself apart from divine grace. All people are born in Adam with a sinful nature, and are sinners by nature, choice, and divine declaration.
Gen 1; 2:5-22; 3; 9:6; Ps 1; 8; 32; 51; Jer 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Rom 1:19-32; 3:10-23; 5:6-19; 8:14-30; 1 Cor 15:19-22; Eph 2:1-22; Col 1:21-22;