We believe in THE CREATION AND FALL OF MAN: that the universe and man were both directly created by God in six literal days, apart from any process of evolution and that in no sense is man the product of an animal ancestry, but made in the divine image (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7;18-24; Matthew 19:4; 1 Thessa- lonians 5:23); that by personal disobedience to the revealed will of God, man became a sinful creature and the progenitor of a fallen race (Genesis 3:1-24; 5:3), which is universally sinful in both nature and practice (Ephesians 4:18; Romans 3:23; 5:12), alienated from the life and family of God (Ephesians 4:18; John 8:42-44), under the righteous judgment and wrath of God (Romans 3:19; 1:18), and have within themselves no possible means of recovery of salvation (Mark 7:21-23; Matthew 19:26; Romans 7:18).