Biblical View of Human Nature

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, which means:

We have intelligence and reason – we are self-reflective and can engage in moral reasoning;
We have individual freedom – we are moral agents, capable of heroism, sacrifice, and virtuous living;

We are social beings – we are designed to be in relationship with others, and families are the fundamental building block of society;

We are embodied persons – all humans have body and soul, with an eternal destiny; public policy must recognize more than just the physical needs of citizens.

We have both rights and obligations – every right that we enjoy is matched by an obligation to ensure that right to others;
We are good but fallen – because of Adam’s first sin, we all share in having a sinful nature. We are capable of great good and good evil, which is why we need government and law to help us. Yet those in power are also fallen, which requires limited government.

However, in God’s divine plan, He came to earth as a man (Jesus Christ) who led a perfect life on earth, was crucified to pay for our sins, rose from the dead three days later, and will one day judge the world. Man can only overcome his sin nature by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and striving towards sanctification in Him.