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The Sinful Nature

These statements are so clear that you do not need anyone to explain them to you, simply read them, beleive them, and then live them:

The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our  salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here.

So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and  put on the armor of light.

Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.

Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and DO NO THINK ABOUT HOW TO GRATIFY THE DESIRES OF THE SINFUL NATURE -- Romans 13:11-14

Galatians 5:16-26:

Live by the Spirit, and you WIILL NOT GRATIFY THE DESIRES OF THE SINFUL  NATURE.

For the sinful nature desires what it contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious:

*sexual immorality

*impurity and debauchery

*idolatry and witchcraft

*hatred

*discord

*jealousy

*fits of rage

*selfish ambition

*dissensions

*factions and envy

*drunkenness

*orgies

*and the like

I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this WILL NOT inherit the kingdom of God.

But the  fruit of the Spirit is:

*love

*joy

*peace

*patience

*kindness

*goodness

*faith

*gentleness

*self-control

Against such things there is no law.

Those who belong to Christ HAVE CRUCIFIED the SINFUL NATURE WITH ITS PASSIONS AND DESIRES.

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires -- Romans 8:5.

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A person reaps what he or she sows. The one who sows to please his or her sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life -- Galatians 6:7-8.

Ephesians 2:1-9:

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you USED TO LIVE when you followed *the ways of this world *and the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.

All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its  desires and thoughts.

*Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath.

But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions -- it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:9-15

* See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

* For in Christ all the fullness of  the  Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, having been buried with Him in baptism and raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead.

Romans 6:3-14:

* All  of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death. We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

* The death He died, He died to sin Once For All;  but the life He lives, He lives to God.

* In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. *Therefore DO LET SIN REIGN IN YOUR MORTAL BODIES so that you obey its evil desires.

* Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.

* For sin SHALL NOT BE YOUR MASTER, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT UNDER LAW, BUT UNDER GRACE.

Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires that war against your soul. Live such good lives among the unbelievers that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us -- 1 Peter 2:11-12.

John 3:16 click here

If you think that you are born again you need to understand what it means to be born again click here   for information about being born again.

And then it would benefit you to find out who you are in Christ, what you have in Christ, and what you can do in Christ click here to find out

An Invitation: If you haven’t accepted God’s free gift of forgiveness yet, but you would like to experience the New Life He promises, simply pray this prayer: “Jesus Christ, I choose to believe you are the Son of God and God’s only sacrifice for the forgiveness of my sins. I admit it, I’m a sinner, please forgive my sins, and I ask you to come into my life, I want to be born again. Save me Jesus. I don't understand it, but please save me Jesus. Please show me how real you are! Also baptize me with your Holy Spirit; I want everything you have for me. Thank you for accepting me.”


If you’re a skeptic you can pray a prayer like this: “God, if this is true about Jesus Christ and a new life, please help me understand so that I can accept your gift of eternal life that you purchased for me by the sacrifice of Your Son.”



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