What we believe and teach

- Man and sin -




Man was made by God on the sixth day. God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. God made man in His image and likeness. After God made man (Adam), He made a woman (Eve) from a rib He had taken out of the man and He brought her to the man. God put man in the Garden of Eden, which was in the East. In that Garden were all kinds of trees, trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food, but God commanded man not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for in the day that he would eat of it he would surely die. But Adam disobeyed God, for he ate from that tree, and in that day he died spiritually, just as God had said to him. By that disobedience sin entered the world and spread to all men, who are therefore sinners, slaves of various lusts and pleasures. Men give themselves over to evil, and the imagination of manís heart is evil from his youth. There is no one who does good, no, not one; there is no one who seeks after God, there is no fear of God before their eyes. Therefore men are under Godís condemnation. They are on the way which leads to destruction.