Comment: Totally incapable

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Totally incapable

Prior to being born again, I had no freedom to choose what is right. My heart was wicked not able to discern right from wrong and not able to act upon that righteous path.

Nothing in me was capable to choose God. I was like that dead body stuck in the muck at the bottom of some lake. I wasn't even treading water at the surface to even raise my hand for help. Dead, to what life really is about or who God is. God saved me by His loving grace and mercy. He lifted me up and out of the lake not because of who I was nor what I may have done to please Him. He saved me simply out of His good reason or pleasure. He has blessed me in this current life and an everlasting life here after.

I would recommend examining the doctrines of the bible explained in a catechism or creed. Read the questions and answers of the Heidelberg catechism for example:

Otherwise, see the conflict of man's flesh and spirit in Romans I-III. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. God sent his son to redeem us, to pay for our sins. This is the love of God (the tyrant to evil doers). By our faith, God establish the law having carried out its justice in punishment through Christ. We are now sinless, made righteous before God.

Laws of tyrants are unjust. The laws of God are holy, and the commandment holy and just and good. I would prefer the judgement of God upon me rather than the judgement from any man.

Note, to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. So, being justified by our faith, we have peace with God through Christ.

The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
And those who have not heard shall understand.