Robert Lewis Stevenson's exceptional 1868 novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a sobering tale of good and evil raging war within the body of a kind and curious doctor, Henry Jekyll. Its impact was such that Jekyll and Hyde became an English idiom. Everyone knows what it means.

The story is shaded almost entirely by Stevenson's reading of St. Paul's writing in Romans 7. Unfortunately, however, he didn't read quite far enough, leaving his readers bereft of hope.

What he got right, though, he got really right. Paul and the witness of all Scripture would agree: If you are a human being, you simply cannot hide from Hyde.