Sin also effected the entire human race. When Adam sinned, he sinned as the representative of the human race. Thus, when he chose to sin, he chose on behalf of everyone. As well, because Adam is the progenitor of the entire human race, his sin nature is inherited by all.
- Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned - Romans 5:12
- For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. - Romans 5:19
While a woman has a sin nature, she does not pass it down to the next generation. This is why the virgin birth of Jesus is foundational. If Jesus had a sin nature, then He could not have been the spotless sacrifice required to appease God’s wrath against sin.
- Kurt Strassner, Opening up Genesis, Opening Up Commentary (Leominster: Day One Publications, 2009), 36.