There are no quick fixes in the Christian life, when it comes to becoming Christlike. The "victorious life" teaching -- that there is a special mindset of submission to Christ that produces an instant experience of victory over every temptation -- produces a proud, judgmental attitude toward other Christians who struggle against temptation. When a Christian is wrestling with the spiritual-warfare reality described in Romans 7, that doesn't mean that person don't love the Lord. The Romans 7 believer concurs joyfully with the Law of God in his or her inner self (see Romans 7:22), and the Law's number one commandment is to love the Lord. Victory over sin takes faith in Christ, combined with diligent effort over time.
Jack is the teaching elder of Ironworks Pike Community Church. He is a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary http://www.ciu.edu.