The Condition of Man and Woman
I believe that Adam and Eve, created by God as innocent beings, sinned by choice in the Garden when tempted by Satan, and thus distorted God’s image and forfeited his blessing. In union with Adam, all human beings are sinners by nature and by choice. Every human being is therefore alienated from God, other people, creation, and himself. The supreme need of human beings is to be reconciled to God, and apart from God’s gracious intervention, human beings will be subject to physical, spiritual, and eternal death.
Gen. 3:1-24; Ps. 51:5; Matt. 16:27; 25:46; Rom. 2:8; 3:10-23; 5:12-14; 6:23; 1 Cor. 15:49; Eph. 2:1-3, 12-16; 4:18; Col. 1:21; 2 Thess. 1:9; Heb. 9:27; 1 John 3:2; Rev. 19:20; 20:14-15