"In the gospel, God declares that
he delights to adopt us as his children, and in doing so, he frees us
from Satanís snare and from the tyranny of sin. But there are very few
who will accept this gift when it is presented to them, because of their
cursed captivity to sin; they seem to prefer to be subject to their
own carnal appetites, rather than to yield in obedience to God and walk
in complete liberty."