Calvinists are always arguing that we all deserve death and hell because of the fall and our inherited sin nature and therefore we have no right to even question their soteriological claims that God would condemn men who never were given the ability to respond in faith to God's solution, the powerful gospel message. But I have a question that I'm still studying through myself... Are men judged based because of their fallenness or are they judged for their response to the word? Jesus said, "He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him--the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day." (John 12:48) It appears to me from this passage that men are condemned at judgement not for their inherited sin nature, but instead for their response to Christ's words. Thoughts?