Adam, the first man, abused his freedom by disobeying and rejecting God’s care. He wanted to search for happiness in his own way. This, coupled with the sin of Eve, was the Original Sin.
God created man in a state of holiness, but man abused his freedom as a result of Satan’s temptation. He defied God and sought happiness apart from Him.
Man was the highest achievement of God’s visible creation. Of all God’s creatures on earth, man alone could return to God the love which God first gave him. God wanted man to be a part of His family. He wanted man to be united in love to Himself and to one another. God wanted nothing to harm this family—no sickness, death, ignorance, or weakness.