Consider the fall of man. Then think on another who makes use of the language of the fall. How does another who speaks in this way speak of the world? Well, another’s world would surely be a fallen one—which could not be ‘cleansed by baptism’. Either another speaks in a way which discloses a fallen world and experiences the fall again-and-again or another does not speak of the fall authentically—like God himself, that entity the fall would pervade the world.
Perhaps the fallen world is disclosed in a resentful remark toward bad influence in one’s teenage years—or in a remark regarding the corruption of politicians. The fall serves as an explanation in both casescases; further, it serves as a reason for an attitude.