Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. 9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. There are only two possible states of existence (1) in the flesh or (2) in the Spirit There are only two possible alternatives (2) in the flesh or (2) in the Spirit You are either in a lost state "in the flesh" and "none of his" OR you are in a saved state "in the Spirit" meaning "the Spirit of God dwell in you" Those "in the flesh CANNOT PLEASE GOD" and it is impossible to please God without faith (Heb. 11:6). Hence, faith is only possible "in the Spirit." To be "in the Spirit" one must be "created in Christ Jesus" in direct connection with faith not as a prerequisite but as a simeltaneous act with regeneration (Eph. 2:6, 8, 10a). There is no THIRD state of existence, or THIRD alternative. Arminianism requires a THIRD possible state of existence and a THIRD alternative which describes a condition that can please God by faith and yet not be "in the Spirit" but rather the prerequisite to being "in the Spirit". Do you know the meaning of "pre-requisite"? It means it is something required BEFORE you can obtain something. The only thing PRIOR to being "in the Spirit" is to be "in the flesh" and it is impossible to please God "in the flesh" (Rom. 8:8). Arminians demand that there is a third alternative, a third condition that stands between being "in the flesh" and being "in the Spirit" and they call it a "conviction" state of being where repentance and faith exist BEFORE being "in the Spirit". It ain't so! To be "in the Spirit" one must be "created in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:10) in direct simeltaneous relationship with faith (Eph. 2:6,8,10) rather than a prerequisite to quickening.