1 Corinthians 15:22 "For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive."
The words are plain; the words are simple. When seen in the light of the rest of redemption, the story for salvation is clear. We are born dead in our sins, and we look to Christ to be made alive. The wages of sin is death, but all shall be made alive who have the spirit of the living God within them.