Does Romans 7 say we are still sinners?

The Grace Base

Hebrews tells us Christ ‘did away with sin’ on the cross.

Paul tells us our righteousness is a free gift.

Jesus says we have been set free from the prison of sin.

If Jesus has set us free, why do we want to lock ourselves up again?

In Romans 7 Paul points out that he can’t stop himself from ‘doing what he does not want to do’ – but he finishes that passage with

Who will save me from this body of death? Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Paul is saying only Jesus can save us – we cannot save ourselves.

But Paul isn’t finished there.

In Romans 8 he explains

You, however, are not led by the sinful nature if the Spirit of God lives in you.

Paul also tells us

The law of The Spirit of Life has set us free from the law of sin…

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