Tempted by the devil, Adam and Eve fell into sin. They lost for themselves and for all their descendants the righteousness in which they had been created. As a result all people are sinful and corrupt by nature. We are conceived and born as enemies of God. We are subject to the wrath and punishment of God and to physical and eternal death. Our natural fallen condition is called “original sin.” As a result of this lost condition, we commit actual sins in our thoughts, words, and actions.