We believe man was directly created by God in His very image (Colossians 1:16; Genesis 1:26,27). 

While enjoying the bliss of unbroken fellowship with God, man chose to disobey God, resulting in the fall of all mankind into sin (I Timothy 2:14; Romans 5:12; Titus 1:15,16). 

Apart from the Holy Spirit’s life-giving grace, man cannot relate to or understand the things of God (Romans 3:10-18; I Corinthians 2:14).