Man's Nature

God created man in His image on the sixth day of creation (Genesis1:26). He was created in the image of God, in that he possessed God’s characteristic holiness. He also became a “living soul”, which is the eternal part of man. Man was given one moral law in the Garden of Eden, which he disobeyed and thereby lost his holy estate. Disobedience to God’s law caused sin to enter into what was intended to be a paradise for man. Man was driven out of the garden, lest he eat of the Tree of Life and live forever in a sinful condition. With the garden closed to man, there would be no possibility of a physical state of paradise on earth. Therefore, all of Adam and Eve’s procreation would be born in the image of Adam’s carnal nature and not God’s nature of holiness.