12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Paul attributes death directly to sin. Paul claims that sin is the "wages of death" (Rom. 6:23). Paul claims that the bondage of corruption that reigns over the natural world was not due to any willingness by creation to be subjected to it but it is due to sin entrance into this world and can only be removed by redemption: Rom. 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Paul is even more specific how sin entered this world. It does not enter this world by the sins of many but "by one man sin entered the world and death by sin." "By one man's disobedience were many made sinners." Sin entered this world and death by that particular sin when Adam violated Genesis 2:17: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. This is the only Law given directly from God to man that attributes death to sin and therefore death between Adam and Moses cannot be attributed to the violation of any other law: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, No such law of conscience can be found between Genesis 2:17 and Exodus 20 that attributes death to the violation of conscience or where even such a law is mentioned between Genesus 2:17 and Exodus 20. Remember, Paul is proving that sin entered the world by one man and death by sin, not by many men or many sins. Hence, this proves that death came into the world not through many sins by many men but "by one man sin entered the world and death by sin, so that death passed upon all" because of one man's disobedence "many were made sinners." This is proven by the fact that death is inflicted upon all incapable of willful sin (infants, mentally impaired) proving that sin was not a consequence of their individual acts of sin but that "by one man sin entered into world and death by sin, so that death passed upon all" even over them that had not sinned after the likeness of Adam’s transgression, who is a figure of him that was to come. - Rom. 5:14b 1 Tim. 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. This is what Paul means because he does not go on to accredit death and condemnation to MANY SINS by MANY SINNERS but repetitiously accredits the death and judgement of many TNE MAN'S SIN. 15 But not as the offense, so also is the free gift. For if through the offense of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded to many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offenses to justification. 17 For if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offense of one judgment came on all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came on all men to justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. This is precisely what Paul means because it is by ONE MAN'S OBEDIENCE that righteousness is obtained by many. If the Arminian argument that death comes to individuals only by individual sins rather than by ONE MAN'S SIN then Life would come to individuals due only to individual obedience rather than by ONE MAN'S OBEDEDIENCE. Paul is clearly teaching both federal headship and representation by ONE MAN. Adam as the sinless unfallen representative of the human race acted in behalf of all humanity, and in addition the entire human nature existed and consisted in ONE MAN acting in unison willfully violating Genesis 2:17 and so by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin, so that death passed upon all men FOR (Because) all men have sinned (Aorist tense). All humans come into this world in the most raw form of total depravity, totally selfish, self-centered and must be disciplined to control their selfish behavior. We are born sinners by nature as the sin nature is passed down equally as all other aspects of human nature are passed down through generation.