The best way to explain man’s natural condition is: total depravity. Simply put, man is born with a natural hatred for God and for his fellow man. Our sinfulness is our own doing through Adam. This article is an explanation of Lord’s Day 3 of the Heidelberg Catechism. The only hope for man is in being regenerated. Why is this the only hope?
Source: Standard Bearer, 2010. 2 pages.