Paul clarifies to us the mystery of death, showing that our sin is the reason for our destruction. Our first parents began their rebellion against God, and they reaped the sentence of death, drawing all creatures into their corruption, for we are of the same race. Since that time, death reigns over all creatures, even over the lawyers and the godly of the old covenant, for sin has appeared visibly, and the sentence of death has become lawful ever since the appearance of the law.We all die, because we are sinful. Our human world has no eternal life. We proceed gradually to death, because we carry the seeds of death in us. However, God gives us time to repent that we may accept the Savior, and be introduced to the new life through our Christian faith.