Original sin seems so foreign. I didn’t commit it, why should it affect me? We’re even ready to judge God on the matter. “I’m not in Adam! I’m on my own — a free agent!” Yet we’re uncomfortable with this too — as we should be, since God does not say we’re free agents. He says in Adam all died.
I listened to a sermon yesterday where the pastor stated that “we were born into captivity”.
Adam became a slave (to sin). Thus all his children are born in slavery. The children of a slave are the property of the slave’s master.
We already need a Redeemer when we’re born, not just when we commit our first sin.