The Human Race

God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, thereby both having equal worth and value. Their greatest purpose is to worship, love and obey God. Men and women were created in a state of goodness and sinlessness, but as a result of the disobedience and fall into sin of the first man, Adam, all people became sinful in nature. Every aspect of this fallen human nature, with which we are born, is corrupt and without spiritual life; it is rebellious and hostile in its relationship to God. All are therefore under God’s righteous condemnation and need to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him. God therefore commands all people everywhere to repent, turn from their sin and believe in Jesus Christ, who is Lord and Saviour.

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