Overwhelmingly the failed view of Romans 7 has been that Paul was describing his current state in Christ.
It’s simple and requires no study to knee-jerk believe that Paul was continually living in sin.
Therefore everyone can say, “I have an out! Paul, the super apostle could not live the life, so God can expect nothing from me!”
Whose explanation does that sound like? Satan’s or God’s?
Since contradictions are not God’s way, we cannot have it both ways.
We can believe that we’re virtually always defeated, throw in the towel, and slop around continually in the mud till death.
Only over-comers are demonstrating faith in a God Who says, “Be holy, for I am holy.”