The Westminister Confession of Faith represents a theological consensus of International Calvinism. There we read that the "death in sin" of Adam and Eve is conveyed to all of their posterity by original generation: "They (Adam & Eve) being the root of mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed, and the same death in sin and corrupted nature conveyed to all their posterity, descending from them by original generation" [emphasis added] (The Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter VI., Number 3). Therefore, according to the Calvinists all people are born "dead in sin," or born spiritually dead. However, The calvinist's have no rational answer to the fact that Paul calls the Ten Commandments the "minisration of death": "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones" (2 Cor.3:6-8). Of course it is the Ten Commandments which are described by Paul as the "ministration of death." Since the "life" spoken of in the same passage is in regard to "spiritual" life then it is evident that the "death" is in reference to "spiritual" death. Since a person must be alive "spiritually" before he can die "spiritually" then common sense dictates that no one comes out of the womb spiritually dead. However, the idea that all people are born spiritually dead is the heart and soul of the Calvinist's teaching on "Original Sin." We can see that Paul speaks of the same "spiritual" life and death in the following passages: "For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me" (Ro.7:9-11). Since Paul was alive "physically" when he wrote those words the words "death" are referring to a "spiritual" death, especially when we consider what Paul said at 2 Corinthians 3:6-8. Over and over we see the Scriptures declaring in no uncertain terms that "death" comes as a result of a man's own sins and not as a result of Adam's sin: "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" (Jas.1:14-15). "For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death" (Ro.7:5). Despite all of this Scriptual evidence the Calvinists teach that the "death in sin" of Adam and Eve were "conveyed to all their posterity, descending from them by original generation." The Calvinists say that an infant comes into the world "spiritually" dead but they cannot explain how anyone can die spiritually as a result of their own sins because a person must first be alive "spiritually" before he can die "spiritually."