When I am perfect in faith, I shall be perfect in everything else. I should always fulfill the precept if I always believed the promise.
Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God, Romans 7:4
The true Christian “escapes the corruption in the world caused by evil desires” (1:4). Counterfeit Christian, “promise . . . freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity, for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him” (2:19). The true believer is escaping corruption, while the counterfeit believer is mastered by it.