Creation and Sin:
We believe God created the earth, the universe, and all that is. Humanity is the pinnacle of God's Creation, made in the very likeness of the Creator. God made creation good and put humanity in charge of keeping it good. With this charge to care for creation came power, the power to obey God and take care of the world He Created and the power to disobey God and destroy His creation. The first humans chose to go against God and it really messed up Creation, themselves, and their relationship with God. We call this choosing to disobey God "sin."