There are people who say that “We are NOT born sinners. It’s unfair for God to punish us for Adam’s sins”.
Friends you are NOT punished for Adam’s sins or even for your sins. Jesus is the one that bore your punishment and Adam’s sins.
The only punishment comes when you reject this substitutory death and his open arms of forgiveness.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
He wants to. He always wanted to. We on the other hand must be willing.
As such please note sin is not a crime. It is a sickness. It resulted in alienation from God in our minds and thereafter death.
Since it is a sickness we die because it is Adam who infected us with this disease. Jesus is our healer of this sin.
Please note that the Law demanded we who sin be stoned because that was how that sickness is stop. So it was the Law that made this sickness a crime.
That’s what Paul meant when the Law came in, it brought a trespass.
The Law could never healed sin. It merely made it worse.
It was never healed.
On the cross, he took our sins away. He also took on our sicknesses and disease. Including sin. He also took the Law away. That’s how he also took the condemnation away.
Hence in Christ, we no longer die. We sleep.