Q. 6: Did God create man thus wicked and perverse?
No, but God created man good, and after His own image, that is, in righteousness and true holiness; that he might rightly know God his Creator, heartily love Him, and live with Him in eternal blessedness, to praise and glorify Him.
Q. 7: Whence then comes this depraved nature of man?
A: From the fall and disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, in Paradise, whereby our nature became so corrupt, that we are all conceived and born in sin.
Q. 8: But are we so depraved, that we are wholly unapt to any good and prone to all evil?
A: Yes; unless we are born again by the Spirit of God.