What went wrong?
Though there is still much goodness and beauty in life, there is also much chaos, evil and suffering. When we look inside ourselves, we see the same: virtue on one hand, and deep selfishness on the other.
The Bible teaches that things have gone wrong because we have failed to honour God our Creator.
Instead, we have devoted ourselves to things like money, pleasure, ambition, family and security. These are all good in their place, but when we devote ourselves to them rather than God, we are guilty of a grave moral evil, or sin.
As a consequence, we experience separation from God, broken relationships with each other and the breakdown of harmony in the natural world.