One of the arguments put forth recently against the idea that a Christian can receive negative rewards at the judgment seat of Christ seems to hinge on the fact that Christians have been created a new creature. The argument goes something like this: I will not suffer in any way for sins committed in the flesh, even as a believer, because those were committed by the old man, while it is the new man that will appear at the judgment seat of Christ to receive only rewards. I don't believe that this is a reasonable argument. It sounds good at first, but it leaves a lot more doctrinal problems than it 'solves' (assuming that reward according to works is a problem to be solved). What is the nature of the 'new man'? Is the new man a separate entity from the old man? Can the actions of one man reasonably be ascribed to another man? Any thoughts?