We believe man was created to bring glory and honor to God
"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
-1 Corinthians 10:31
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
and to display and demonstrate His grace.
4- But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
5- even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
6- and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
7- so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Man was originally created to have dominion over all the earth and its creation. However, the transgression of God’s law precipitated man’s fall into sin, resulting in the sinful nature of all mankind,
12- Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—
13- for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law.
14- Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.
15- But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.
16- And the free gift is not like the result of that one man's sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification.
17- For if, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
18- Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.
19- For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
20- Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
21- so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
leaving him totally incapable of glorifying God without the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit which is bought by the atoning, blood sacrifice of the savior of mankind; Christ Jesus.
10- as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;
11- no one understands; no one seeks for God.
12- All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good, not even one."
13- “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14- “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15- “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16- in their paths are ruin and misery,
17- and the way of peace they have not known.”
18- “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
19- Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
20- For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
21- But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—
22- the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction:
23- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,