Before I start, one thing needs to be made perfectly clear…
Without Christ, man is totally depraved.
Why do I say this?
Romans 8:5-8 (NASB)
“For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”
I need to emphasize the above two, bolded characteristics of someone who is according to the flesh. Such people are hostile toward God and do not subject themselves…
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