Adam and Eve transgress God's commandment and
caused the fall of man from the grace of
God. The peaceful relationship between God
and man was disrupted. His right and privilege
to deify God is lost, and consequently, his
right to an endless life.
22.A1 What has befallen the human race
since the fall of Adam? To what precarious state has it been
The Holy Scripture tells us:
The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God.
They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.
(Psalms 14:2-3, NKJV)
is the sad situation of mankind in the sight of God, since the fall of Adam.
22.A2 Did man conform to the purpose of God
in creating man, that man should be holy?
In Romans 3:10-12, this is written:
As it is written: "There is none righteous,
no, not one;
there is none who understands; there is none who seeks after God.
They have all gone out of the way; they have together become unprofitable;
Man did not conform to the purpose of God, that
man should be holy.
Since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of
Eden, man has fallen further to a precarious
state. They have all turned aside, They
have together become corrupt; There is none who
does good, No, not one. Man did not conform to
God's purpose in creating him, that man should
be holy and blameless.