Re: Are we born spiritually alive or dead?
We are born without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, so in that sense, we are spiritually stillborn; however, we are born morally neutral--innocent. We inherited the flesh from the first Adam. We inherit the Spirit of Life from the last Adam. Since we are born as fleshly, but sinless creatures, our nature dictates that all will sin before being born again. Even though God has included us in Christ's crucifixion, each of us experiences death of the old man before we experience life in Christ.
Sunset remembers Eden...sunrise prophesies its return.