For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
If we would all be honest with ourselves, we would have to admit that, there are many things we do that we wish we never did or ever started doing.
No theory can explain this, and even the knowledge gathered from the fact that, \’hate-filled experiences from a person\’s past, have the power to send them on a quest to find love in the wrong places\’, isn\’t enough to keep us from indulging in acts that leave us dirty and with regrets.
The Word of God tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that, \”Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.\”
What does it mean to become a new creature? It means that we are transformed from one \”form\” to another: from a steel pin to a piece of wood (immune to any magnetic force.) The new change is powerful enough to keep us from being drawn to \”magnets\”. That is the power of the born again experience.
His grace teaches us to say no to ungodliness and worldly passions. His grace shields us, and as we are told in 1 John 4:4, \”Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.\” The god of this world has no power over Christ: the new creature.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, [and if we humble ourselves to receive an abundance of His Grace] who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 KJV)