Humanity - Original Righteousness and Fall Into Sin

Human beings were created by God in God’s own image—in true righteousness and holiness—to know, love, and obey God and be righteous stewards of the creation. Sin is rebellion against God. No human effort can fully resolve or redeem this defect. While there is an inalienable glory and nobility to human beings because they are God’s image bearers, this image is now broken and distorted, and even our best and noblest actions are contaminated by sin. The human will, originally free and righteous, is now crippled and defective.