Created in the “image of God” -both male and female- man is the pinnacle of creation, created to bring glory to his/her creator through our fellowship with Him. Man is, by nature, sinful and estranged from God yet subject to His governance. Depraved by his/her very nature, man is at enmity with God. Fallen, sinful people, whatever their character or attainments, are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ alone. Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, man becomes the object of God's grace, mercy and affection.