Lesson Two

Salvation

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).

 

 Basic Questions

 

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).

 

ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS

 

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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