But was that not Paul's dilemma in Romans 7. Since he was giving explanation to being dead to the law and being alive to God. That would mean to me that he was trying to explain that even though the law still was there, it had nothing to do with his relationship with God. The only thing that had anything to do with his relationship with God was Christ that lived in him. I don't know, maybe I'm not saying it right, but that is what I get out of it anyway.