Human beings are the supreme object of God’s creation, made in His own image. In the beginning, humanity was innocent and endowed by God with freedom of choice. Through the temptation of Satan, humanity transgressed the command of God and fell from innocence, ushering an irrevocable sin nature into the human race and all creation. This nature separates people from God and causes many problems in life, including death. Only the grace of God can restore human beings to their creative purpose and relationship with Him. All people are uniquely created, loved by God, and worthy of dignity, holy love, and respect.
(Genesis 1:27-30, 2:5; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6, 59:1-2; Jeremiah 17:5; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:1-3)