The Fall of man in the garden of Eden had a profound effect upon man’s will resulting in a natural state where as Jesus put it in John 3:19, men love darkness rather than light. By birth, man’s will is bent towards loving darkness and inclined away from God. Man voluntarily chooses in accordance with the freedom of his will, to rebel against God. Thus, man is responsible for his actions.
This is universal. Paul says in Romans 3:11, “there is none that seeketh after God.” Thus, man’s only hope is to be regenerated by the Spirit of God, at which point he who is dead becomes spiritually alive.
A dead man can do nothing but stink, and until God gives life, man’s will opposes truth and he stinks before God. Jonah declared, “Salvation is of the Lord” and until God saves a man, that man’s will is free only to do what his sinful nature desires.