Q 6: Did God create man so wicked and perverse?
A. By no means, 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 glorify Him and praise Him.
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, from them our nature became so corrupt that we are all conceived and born in sin.
8. But are we so depraved that we are completely incapable of any good and prone to all evil?
A. Yes, unless we are born again by the Spirit of God.