We are wrong and in a sinful nature which is destine for self-destruction.
What a paradox the Apostle Paul saw when he knew that he was a wretched man.
The salvation we found by grace through Jesus Christ we must accept and that state of acceptance starts as a decision.
The seed of that decision gives fruits to repent which yields crops towards baptism and a relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Through this merit we are found saved and established into the light as Sons (& Daughters) of God.