However, the first humans, Adam and Eve, disobeyed God's will. They chose to rebel against Him. They wanted to be the god of their own lives. This rebellion is called sin and it severed our relationship with God. As a result sinful humanity was cast out of God's presence and all of creation was brought under the curse of sin. Now, every human is born into depravity and are at enmity with God. As a result, we are deserving of God's judgement where we will be separated from Him for all eternity in hell. Seeing that we have sinned, we can no longer work our way back to God. We are helpless to merit His forgiveness.
Genesis 3; John 3:36, Romans 3:23, 6:23;