|Forum: Coffee Break|
| Topic: Bulletin Board|
|Re: Bulletin Board [message #12676 is a reply to message #12675 ]
||Tue, 21 May 2019 11:45
Registered: April 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Decision Making Words Starting with the Letter C found in Romans 7&8 |
First the commandments of God (law) are made known unto a person so that one knows what is sin (lust and concupiscence) verses 7&8
Then with the knowledge and definition of sin conviction comes as one sees the internal struggles and hopelessness of oneself to overcome and obey. v10&11
Leading to conversion (turning to Jesus in repentance)
With this new life comes conflict as the 'new spiritual man' seeks to follow after righteousness, while the 'old sinful fleshly man' seeks to continue to follow the flesh and it's lusts. v15-19
Paul describes in verses 20 through 23 the gut wretched struggles that every follower of Christ experiences in trying to understand the spiritual war within our minds...and the condemnation the enemy bombards us with.
But then comes the answer, Jesus Christ. Paul explains throughout chapter eight our position in Christ and the household of God and encourages our faith and delivers hope.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."