You Did Not Lose Your Physical Nature at the
Time of Your Spiritual Birth
|A.||That is obvious because you are still alive!|
|B.||You now have two natures.|
|1.||Old nature: physical, sinful, in Adam's image|
|2.||New nature; spiritual, perfect, in God's image|
|C.||Both natures are present constantly. The one that will control you is the one you feed the most (Colossians 3:5-10; 2 Corinthians 4:14-18; Ephesians 4:22-32; Romans 6).|
|A.||Will I sin after I am saved?|
|Yes, you still have your old sin nature (Romans 7:25).|
|B.||How does my sin affect my relationship with my Father?|
|God does not kick you out of His family. When you sin, He disciplines you as a son (Hebrews 12:5-11).|
|C.||What should I do when I sin?|
|Confess it and trust the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse you (1 John 1:6-10; Proverbs 28:13).|
KEY MEMORY VERSES
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned" (Romans 5:12)
Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3).
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
In many churches today, some popular teachings are:
|1.||All mankind is part of one, large family of God.|
|2.||All mankind must earn their way to Heaven.|
|3.||All mankind can get to Heaven through any way they choose.|
|4.||If there is such a thing as sin, it must be confessed to another man or a church leader.|
From the Bible principles taught in this lesson, you should understand that these teachings are false, and why.
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