The state of man Romans 3:10, 23 (As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God); In Romans 3, Paul uses the old testament quotations to show that the whole of a persons’s inner being is controlled by sin: the mind, the heart, and the will. Measured by God’s righteousness, no huuman being is sinless in any way.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—, Adam was given dominion over the whole creation; he sinned, and he lost his kingdom. Because of Adam’s sin, all people are under condemnation and death.
This lost by Adam brought the whole mankind under an influence, Ephisians 2:1-3 ..1 Before, your *spirits were dead. You were doing wrong things and you were not obeying God. 2 You were doing the same kinds of wrong things as other people in this world do. You were like all the other people in the world who do not obey God. You were obeying the *spirit who rules the *spiritual *powers in the air. That *spirit is working now in everyone who refuses to obey God. 3 In past times, all of us were like those other people. We did whatever things our own bodies and minds caused us to want. God was angry with us, as he was angry with everyone else. And, as a result, he would have had to *punish us.,
psalm 51:5 For I was born a sinner-yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. The bible declares man as simple and falling short of God’s glory. Sin lead to death-eternal condemnation. Romans 6:23, Rev 21:8.
The unbeliever is not sick; he is dead! He does not need resuscitation; he needs resurrection, mother earth is one vast graveyard, filled with people who are dead while they live.
Three factors can now influence man, the natural man, because of his fallen state.
=The world, or world system, puts pressure on the natural man to try to get him to conform to the pattern, lifestyle or mentality originating from the pit of hell, the natural man begin to see nothing wrong in somethings because everybody is doing it.
= Satan The devil influences the lives of all unbelievers in 2 Cor4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. That explain why some times unbelievers rejects our message about Christ.
= Sinful nature is man’s natural content.