The Scriptures are a clear cut message on how humans seem to turn from God and operate in ego/lower consciousness instead of the Divinity we have been ordained for. It is in spiritual maturity that we grow into the likeness of God by being accountable for our own made up illusions. The way to freedom is forgive the human condition and the deceptions we have put before God, and exchange it for truth. Salvation is now, not in the future or past.
13 I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward.
15 So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind andhold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also.