Q6: Did God create man thus, wicked and perverse?
A7: No, but God created man good and after His own image, that is, in righteousness and true holiness; that he might rightly know God his Creator, heartily love Him, and live with Him in eternal blessedness, to praise and glorify Him.
1. Gen 1:31
2. Gen 1:26-27
Q7: From where, then, does this depraved nature of man come?
A7: From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in
Q8: But are we so depraved that we are completely incapable of any good and prone to all evil?
A8: Yes, unless we are born again by the Spirit of God.
Read Genesis 1:31; Genesis 1:26-27
a) Explain what humans were like when God first created them.
Read Genesis chp 3; Genesis 5:3; Romans 5:12; Psalm 51:5
b) Explain why humans are bad today.
Read Psalm 14:2-3; Gen 6:5; Job 14:4; Jer 17:9
c) Explain why humans are not able to make themselves good.
Read John 3:5; Colossians 3:10
d) How does God fix the problem of the fall?
Bonus question: Read Genesis 3:4-6
e) Do you think Eve obeyed the serpant’s lie because it was logical, or because it was desirable?