WindCity’s Doctrinal Statement
Man is the special creation of God and made in God’s image. Man was created without sin but did sin by his free choice and caused all generations afterward to live within the curse of sin. God’s redemptive plan of bringing man out of that curse and back into right relationship with Him is the Good News of Jesus Christ. Apart from God man can do nothing and has no goodness.
Additional Insights from the Baptist Faith & Message Doctrinal Statement
He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus 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 whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin.
Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under
Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
God Made people so that we would come to know, love and serve Him as His children. Being Marred by Sin, we lost relationship with our Father. Being Mended by Christ, we can be re-connected to God the Father through the God-Man, Jesus Christ the Son.
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.