Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.
This verse specifically speaks about the sin of one man affecting the whole of the human race. Sin entered the human world through one man, Adam, thus death spread to all men. Young Earth Creationism misuses the text Romans 5:12 by linking it to God's global judgement of death and destruction caused by Noah's flood. This verse has nothing whatsoever to do with Noah's flood. It was not Adam's sin that caused God to destroy Noah's world, but the wickedness of people living during the time of Noah. (Genesis 6:5)
Romans Chapter 5 is all about the powerful truth of universal reconciliation of all men through Jesus Christ, and this chapter has nothing at all to do with Noah's flood. (Romans 5:18-19)
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