Many of those who hold to "original sin" teach that our Maker makes us "wholly" inclined to all evil and opposite to all good: "From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite to all good, and wholly inclined to all evil, do proceed all actual transgressions" (The Westminster Confession of Faith; VI/4). And then when man does exactly what he was designed by God to do he is punished severely: "...the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds...unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil" (Ro.2:5-6,8-9). The teaching of Original Sin portrays God to be a cruel taskmaker who makes a man "wholly" inclined to all evil and then punishes him for doing exactly what he was designed by God to do! Despite this, there are some who defend the statement which I provided from The Westminster Confession of Faith, including Ruiz: So evidently he thinks that it is just for God to make a person "wholly" inclined to all evil and then punish him for doing exactly what God designed him to do. Of course he gives us a reason for doing so: "For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law" (Ro.2:12). Of course he believes that idea because that is the teaching of Calvinism but the Scriptures state that death comes as a result of a person's own 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). That is why Paul calls the Ten Commandents the "ministration 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). here Paul is making a contrast between "life" and "death" and since the "life" is in regard to a "spiritual" life then the death is in regard to a "spiritual" death. If a person is born dead in Adam and Eve's sins then it is obvious that he cannot become dead as a result of his own sins. That is because a person must first be alive spiritually before he can die spiritually. No one said that Adam's sin only impacted him because the Scriptures make it plain that it did (Gen.3:17-24). But if the idea of Original Sin is right then we must believe that Abel bore the iniquity of his father Adam. However, the Scriptures declare in no uncertain terms that that will not happen: "The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son" (Ezek.18:20).