What is our problem?
Adam, the first human, rebelled against God and brought sin into the world, passing that sin onto all humans and tarnishing God’s image in humankind. All humans, except Jesus, inherit a sinful nature, are born rebellious against God in both nature and practice, are alienated from having a true relationship with God and are under the bondage of sin and enslaved to unrighteousness. Thus, humans are completely unable to save themselves from their sinful and lost condition and are completely unable to make themselves right with God through any action or desire, because even one sin results in spiritual and physical death. A human’s inability to save themselves places them under the wrath, condemnation and righteous judgment of God, meaning that a Savior is needed to save humans from themselves (refer to Genesis 3:1-24, Romans 1:18, Ephesians 2:1-3 and Romans 3:23, 5:12 & 19).