In the fall of 2007 Greg Strand, the director of EFCA biblical theology and credentialing, taught an 11-week series through the newly adopted Statement of Faith (which was at that time a Proposed Revision), beginning with an introductory lesson, followed by a lesson on each article. This series is available for you to use in your small group or Bible study.
This is the lesson for Article 3 of the current EFCA Statement of Faith adopted in 2008.
The Human Condition
3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.