The total depravity of man through the Fall.
Evil or sin originated from the free choice of free moral agents, and that since the Fall-a real, historical event described in Genesis 3-all men are by nature spiritually blind, dead, and therefore helpless.53 Eph. 2:1-2
We reject the idea that the human soul, after the Fall and before Conversion, has any spiritual life or powers whatever.
Sin was brought into the world by the devil, who was once a holy angel but fell away from God, and by man, who of his own free will yielded to the temptation of the devil.54 Sin is breaking the Law.55 Sin pays off with death.56
On account of original sin, man is by nature lost and condemned, ruined in body and soul. All men have sinned, including every Christian and the greatest of “saints.”57
53 Ephesians 2:1-2.
54 I John3:8; Rom. 5:12; Gen. 3:1-7. "The Removal of the Devil from the Old Testament by Modern Lutheran Theologians," Raymond Surburg, CNE, 263; "The Biblical Doctrine of the Angels," by Raymond Surburg, CNE, p. 3010-3012. CN. April 17,1989CN. This entire issue is devoted to Satanism.
55 1 John 3:4.
56 Romans 6:23.
57 1 John 1:8; Eph. 2:3; Romans 5:12; Romans 6:23. "The Seven Deadly Sins," "Sloth," "Pride," "Gluttony," "Lust," "Anger," "Greed," "Envy," by Kurt Marquart, CNE, pp. 1568 1570.