1. Death came into the world by one man and passed from that one to all men for all die - Rom. 5:12 2. That one man - Adam - died in the day he ate of the forbbiden fruit - Gen. 2:16 - but did not physially die for another 900 plus years. 3. Ephesians 2:1 teaches that spiritual death precedes physical death as the Ephesians were physically alive but were made alive - quickened - in some other way than physically. Hence, Adam died spiritually in the day he ate followed by physical death. 4. The wages of sin is death - Rom. 6:23 - death in its fullest sense - spiritual, physical, eternal 5. Spiritual death is SEPARATION spiritually from God or "alienated from the life of God" (Eph. 4:18) and thus spiritual life is spiritual union with God. 6. All sinners are spritually dead = spiritually separated from God regardless if they live before or after the cross. 7. Death = spiritual separation from God which results in physical separation from the human spirit which results in eternal separation from God spirit, soul and body = second death. Hence, the first death has to do with the present temporal (spritual and physical) while the second death has to do with eternity.