Man was originally formed after the image of God. His understanding was
adorned with a true and saving knowledge of his Creator, and of spiritual
things; his heart and will were upright, all his affections pure, and the whole
man was holy. But, revolting from God by the instigation of the devil and by
his own free will, he forfeited these excellent gifts; and in the place thereof
became involved in blindness of mind, horrible darkness, vanity, and
perverseness of judgment; became wicked, rebellious, and obdurate in heart and
will, and impure in his affections.