The Doctrine of Mankind

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in innocence under the law of His maker, but by reason of his voluntary sin, fell from his high and holy state; that as a result, the whole race plunged into condemnation and death, so that now all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are totally depraved; and that all who reach the age of moral responsibility become wilful sinners in thought, word, and deed, and are so without defence or excuse before God, and must be born from above to be accepted of God.

Gen.1:26,27; Gen.3; Rom.1:18-23; 3:10-23; 5:10-19; Ps.51:5; Jn.3:1-21