7 Because [dioti] the carnal [sarx] mind [phronema] is enmity [echthra] against [eis] God [theos]: for [gar] it is [hupotasso] not [ou] subject [hupotasso] to the law [nomos] of God [theos], neither [oude] indeed [gar] can be [dunamai]. KJV-Interlinear
7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. ESV
The carnal life is also referred to as the fleshy life. Living in the carnal sphere, you are living outside the will of God, and therefore hostile or in opposition to God, because you are not following Gods plan.
The carnal life, in effect rejects Gods plan, which rejects Gods law, and therefore does not see itself as being accountable to God, or righteousness, or justice, or truth, or to anything but itself.
Life without God is incapable of functioning on its own. God is the glue that holds everything together. Rejecting the glue, rejects the very foundation of creation.
Rejecting God, means you are in effect rejecting everything including yourself, including your own belief.
Rejecting God, means by default, that you presume you can do everything on your own, which you cannot.
Gods plan is Jesus Christ, who does all and is all. Rejecting Gods plan means rejecting Christ, which also means rejecting Gods plan.
Rejecting God also means rejecting truth, which means accepting lies, which is obviously the dumbest thing that anyone can do.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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