2 Chronicles 30:8 (NIV) Do not be stiff necked It is impossible for the carnal man to submit to God's law or will. A man cannot appreciate who Jesus Christ is unless the Holy Spirit enables him to. Everything about the unregenerate nature is antagonistic to God's will and purpose. The carnal mind is also hostile to God and refuses to be renewed by the Holy Spirit. The carnal man would rather spit on God than bow down to Him. On the contrary, a saint is malleable and pliable in God's hands. It has to be remembered that a saint only bows down to God and all ordained authority, not to tyranny or evil.