Bound stated in one of his posts the following: This brings up a most important issue that needs to be discussed by itself. It is a belief by most if not all Arminians and Calvinist I do believe, that man was created righteous. I see this as a fundamental misunderstanding in the nature of what constitutes righteousness and a fundamental error in understanding the created state God birthed Adam in. Can righteousness be an inherited state of man, or is righteousness the results of the forming of right intents and subsequent actions? Can righteousness be imputed to any man, including Adam, without even the formation of an intent of faith on the part of the individual?