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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by annsni, Apr 6, 2012.
Yes....He has it exactly right .....
This should be common knowledge to all believers:thumbsup::wavey:
Yep but we know not everyone has common knowledge. :laugh:
OPaul is teaching us in Romans 7 that when we are quickened to a spiritual life, we do not lose our fleshly desires, and therefore we have a constant warrfare going on inside of us, Fleshly desires warring against the Spirit. When we were but natural men before God has quickened us, we had only one nature and that was our fleshly nature, but when we are born again we have two natures, our fleshly nature and our spiritual nature. James 1:13-15, James is addressing his brethren in verse 2, telling them to count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience; Verse 13-15, Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man; But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and inticed; Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (death is a seperation, and in this case is a seperation from God's fellowship), not everlasting punishment.
I agree. As new Christians we grieve because of the continual struggle
in the inner man over sin and the seeming inability to achieve totalo victory over it in our lives. When we get older in the Lord we realize the power over sin is not found outside of the power of God obtained through fervent prayer and submission to the Lord as we seek Him to deliver us from evil and to lead us not into temptation.
Victory in the war is not found by might nor by power of man's determination (or else Peter never would have denied the Lord), but by the Spirit of God doing for us what we cannot do for ourselves.