2021 Annual Meeting. Elder Chris McCool gives us the real meaning of the word “dead” in sins. How dead is dead? There is no ability to participate, engage, act, or exercise the will in the realm to which one is dead. Therefore, if one is dead in trespasses and sins, there is absolutely no ability for the sinner to come unto Christ to believe in him and gain eternal life. When we understand how dead in sins natural man truly is, the only answer for salvation must be the sovereignty of God in giving life to those who are dead.