We teach that man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. 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 (Adam and Eve) 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 and death, spiritually and physically into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed God's command and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherits nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Adam’s sin has been transmitted to all men of all ages. 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.