Did our first parents continue in the estate wherein they were created?

Our parents, being left to the freedom of their own will, fell from the estate wherein they were created, by sinning against God.[1]

The preacher in Ecclesiastes 7:29, said: “Behold, I have found only this, that God made men upright, but they have sought out many devices.”[2]

God created our first parents (Adam and Eve) upright and perfect; however, Satan using the subtlety of the serpent, seduced Eve to eat from the knowledge of good and evil, and she ate; she in turn seduced her husband Adam, and he willfully transgressed the commandment of God.[3] God permitted our first parents to fall from the original state of righteousness in which he created them.[4]



[1] The Shorter Catechism, 13.

[2] NASB.

[3] Genesis 2:12-13.

[4] The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, 6:1-2.