20 But ye have not so learned Christ; 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; Verses 20-21 introduce the subject of discussion for verses 22-32 to be SAVED persons. 1. Lost persons have not "so learned Christ" 2. Lost persons have not "heard him" 3. Lost persons have not "been taught by him" So verse 22 is addressing the kind of man that has "learned Christ" and has "heard him" and has "been taught by him" - SAVED PERSONS Only the saved person can "put off concerning the former conversation of the old man" as the lost Person IS in totality such an "old man." Only the saved Person can "be renewed in the spirit of your mind" as the lost man "minds the things of the flesh" and not the things of the Spirit. ONly the saved person CAN SERVE GOD WITH THE MIND (Rom. 7:25) as the Lost man has the "carnal mind" which is enmity against God and is "not subject to" the Law of God. The whole following exhortations from verses 24-32 is addressed to ONLY SAVED PERSONS. Skandelon argues that these verses describe the transition between the lost and saved condition when that is an IMPOSSIBLE intepretation if common sense is used to read and understand verses 20-21.