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New Nature

When you become saved, you receive the new nature which comes from the Holy Spirt as a deposit of your future redemption (Ephesians 1:13-14 KJV) In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.) The Holy Spirit gives you a new nature that is now in opposition to your old nature, called the flesh which was your Body and Soul. This warfare between the two means the old isn't reformed because we are now a new creation. This is why as babes, we should desire the sincere milk of the word of God to grow our new nature. Having studied, memorized and fellowshipped around the word, we mature into Christians that can now study the meat of scripture. This allows us to put on the whole armor of God and use the only offensive weapon you have been given, the sword - which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:13,17 KJV; Hebrews 4:12 KJV) God has provided us grace to account for the flesh winning battles in our behavior but we should always strive for Christian self government to bring honor to God in our ambassador status with Christ.


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January 1, 2020

New Birth

Probably no argument has been waxed longer or louder than the one over “Once saved, always saved.” Some have said that this belief honors Christ’s work on the cross; others say that it is a license to sin. “If I...
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May 15, 2018


Why do God’s people sometimes do bad things? Most of us know someone who used to walk in the Spirit (as best as we could tell) and now they are openly walking in the flesh. Since most religionists think people...
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Feeding the Wrong Man

By the time you read this, the election results will be history. The New Religious Right will be happy or the liberal left will be happy. Actually, the results will be whether we increased or slowed down our plummet into...
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October 15, 2007


Paul spoke of the “simplicity” in Christ. “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 God made...