Just as Lazarus could not "come forth", neither can we without Christ. [Again], there is NOTHING we can do about this wretched state. All that the world, the flesh, and the devil does and can do is COUNTERFEIT. (Selah)
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.