Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). However, by Satan's tempting and a voluntary act of will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first act of disobedience, sin, had several consequences. Man was removed from the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced on creation and man (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17), and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). This spiritual death as a result of sin, separated all mankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man in a sinful or depraved condition (Romans 3:23).