Catechism-Part 3

Q 6: Did God create man so wicked and perverse?

A. By no means, but God created man good[1] and after His own image,[2] that is, in righteousness and true holiness,[3] that he might rightly know God his Creator,[4] heartily love Him, and live with Him in eternal blessedness, to glorify Him and praise Him.[5]

[1] Gen 1:31; [2] Gen 1:26-27 [3] Eph 4:242 Cor 3:18; [4] Col 3:10; [5] Ps 8

Q 7: From where, then, does this depravity of human nature come?

A. From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise,[1] from them our nature became so corrupt[2] that we are all conceived and born in sin.[3]

[1] Gen 3; [2] Rom 5:1218-19; [3] Ps 14:2-351:5

8. But are we so depraved that we are completely incapable of any good and prone to all evil?

A. Yes,[1] unless we are born again by the Spirit of God.[2]

[1] Gen 6:58:21Job 14:4Isa 53:6Jer 17:9Jn 3:6Rom 7:18; [2] Jn 3:3-5A

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