Jeremiah 9:6

"'You live in the midst of deception; in thier deceit they refuse to acknowledge me', Declares the Lord."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My World View 4

What is the Nature of Man?
Man was created in the image of god, his creator. God created mankind to glorify him, and to be the object of his love. However, man has fallen into sin, which prevents us from fulfilling our full purpose, and separates us from God. When the Bible says, “So God created man is his own image”, (Gen 1:27) it refers not to our physical likeness to God, but to the fact that we were created to be “personal”. We also were created with an eternal soul, and the ability to make independent choices. Mankind was originally perfect, and blameless. We made the independent choice to rebel from god’s authority, and are now in danger of eternal punishment after death. We have also inherited a “sinful nature” that causes us to be unable to keep from sinning to some extent. Man’s very nature is sinful, not by God’s doing, but our own rebellion. Now that we have touched the subject of sin, it becomes necessary to define what exactly sin is.



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