Mankind is the group of creatures that were created by God in His image,compared to other animals. It was created to be a companion to God, and has been charged with the care of the earth and all life thereof. Originally, it was a perfect representation of God's creative genius and power; however, it fell from perfection when it acted independent from God, which broke the Adamic Covenant. This action has come to be known as the Original Sin. Ever since, humanity has struggled with God, and has entered several Covenants with Him. Because of humanity's selfishness and materialistic attitude, these Covenants have been broken. However, God made a new Covenant with humanity, that removes one's personal involvement in the atonement process, replacing it with a single sacrifice made by an intercessor to act on humanity's behalf.