Rom 7:5 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in [fn]the members of our body to bear fruit for death. not in the flesh. Rom 7:15 For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. in the flesh? Rom 7:16 But if I do the very thing I do not want to do, I agree with the Law, confessing that the Law is good. Rom 7:17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. Rom 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; for the willing is present in me, but the doing of the good is not. Rom 7:19 For the good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. Rom 7:20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not want, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me. . Not perfect... Phl 3:12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on [fn]so that I may lay hold of that [fn]for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Perfect... Phl 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; Should Paul be labeled a lunatic? Should he be given an excuse for contradicting himself? Did he contradict himself? Can you reconcile those comments so they are not a contradiction without changing words, and still be consistent with the rest of Paul's messages? NOTE: You should look up and study Greek HISTORICAL PRESENT, before commenting. I dunno why I would say that, I know few will. But it's the only hint you will get.