Articles of Faith: Total Depravity Of Man

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy estate and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. The consequence of which, all mankind are now sinners, not by constaint, but by choice; and apart from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is not only entirely destitute of holiness, but is inclined to evil, and that continually. Therefore, under just condemnation of God; without defense or excuse and that except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. Gen. 1:26,27; Gen. 3:1-6,24; Rom. 5:12,19; Rom. 3:10-19,22,23; Eph. 2:1-3; Rom. 1:18; Ezek. 18:19,20; Rom. 1:20; Rom. 1:28; Gal. 3:22; Isa. 59:1,2