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Q. What are we by nature?
A. We are part of God's creation, made in the image of God.

Q. What does it mean to be created in the image of God?
A. It means that we are free to make choices: to love, to create, to reason, and to live in harmony with creation and with God.

Q. Why do we live apart from God and out of harmony with creation? 
A. From the beginning, human beings have misused their freedom and made wrong choices.

Q. Why do we not use our freedom as we should? 
A. Because we rebel against God, and we put ourselves in the place of God.

Q. What help is there for us? 
A. Our help is in God.

Q. How did God first help us? 
A. God first helped us by revealing himself and his will, through nature and history, through many seers and saints, and especially through the prophets of Israel.

Source: An Outline of Faith in The Book of Common Prayer