Dead in Sins: What does it mean?
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
(Ephesians 2:1 NIV)
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;
Isaiah 59:2 NIV
But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
1 Timothy 5:6
Some view the expression, dead in sins, in Ephesians 2:1 to mean that humankind is like a dead corpse in the death chamber of a funeral morgue—still, motionless, and cold to the touch. Consequently, it is impossible for the dead sinner to respond to the gospel message, anymore than a dead body in a cemetery can respond to the cries of the loved ones who are left behind.