Let's Talk: What Does The Bible Say?

Humans are Special by God’s Design

Man (Mankind, all people) is the special creation of God, made in His own image. God created people male and female as the crowning work of His creation; the gift of gender is part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning, Man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice, Man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan, Man transgressed the command of God and fell from his original innocence. Because of this, all people inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin—as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring people into fellowship with God and enable people to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident—God created Man in His own image, and Christ died for Man. Every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Here are some important truths about Man from the Bible:

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:5,7,18-22; 3; 9:6; Psalms 1; 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Matthew 16:26; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18,23; 5:6,12,19; 6:6; 7:14-25; 8:14-18,29; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19,21-22; Ephesians 2:1-22; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11.