Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 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. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 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.
The deep anguish cry of desperation found its answer in Romans 8:2. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. The only force that can encounter and stop and neutralize the force of death is the law of life which is in Christ Jesus. The governing principle of life brought into being and made available to all people through and in Christ Jesus, is the only force in the universe to eliminate the law of sin and death activated and brought into being through Adam’s transgression. Both laws are active on earth and affect and control eveything done on earth.