Joh 3:20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed
Men by nature hate God, their hearts are hardened hating everything it should desire. This is to say that those who love darkness are dead, and cannot be naturally drawn to light. Not even the amounts of trials can fix it because we are all disqualified, Rom 3:9-18 “9…For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; 11 no one understands; no one seeks for God. 12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” (ESV)
Man may cage evil but not eradicate it. Men may be imprisoned but that does not change their hearts. The hard sin loving heart can only be surgically removed and replaced with a new heart. This is God’s job, it’s an inside job. He says (Mark the “I’s” in these verses), “26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules” (Eze 36:26-27). A new heart will have new desires. It will love the light it once hated and hate the darkness it once loved. This is a supernatural work, this is an inside job.