The Fall of Man We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in holiness, under the laws of His maker.  But by voluntary transgressing, he fell from that holy and happy state.  As a result of that fall, Adam and all mankind became alienated from God.  His nature became totally corrupt and of himself;  totally unable to know God and unable to change his lost position.  It is through grace alone mankind can be saved.