The very nature of unredeemed man is corrupt and under the power of satan. Satan is the god of this worldly system (2 Cor. 4:4) and the unredeemed, no matter their current moral condition, is ruled by the devil and unable to partake in God’s Divine Nature
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4
Until we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour and freely choose to follow Jesus, our nature remains corrupt and cannot be rehabilitated.
“Marvel not that I (Jesus) said unto you, You must be Born Again.” John 3:7
Until we are born again, baptized into Jesus Death which allows the Holy Spirit latitude to create in us a new creature, our old creature (nature) remains corrupt.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Cor. 5:17
The majority of the church does not understand the sin nature of which we are all born with due to Adam’s fall and goes about applying humanistic psychology cloaked in Scripture to rehabilitate this corrupt nature. If we are not a new creature IN Christ Jesus through faith in His finished work, our old nature remains and is controlled by satan.
“12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His Name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13
Marvel not that you must be born again.
-Donna Clark Warren