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does Paul say of the carnal mind?
"Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed
can be." Romans 8:7.
is the carnal mind enmity?
"Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not
subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be." Romans 8:7.
one please God while he is carnally minded?
"So then they that are in the flesh cannot
please God." Romans 8:8.
will those receive who remain in that state?
"For to be carnally minded is death; but to
be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:6.
way may this condition be changed?
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did
beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to
God." 2 Corinthians 5:20.
How was this
reconciliation brought about in the case of the wicked Ninevites, when
Jonah prophesied their destruction?"But
let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God:
yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the
violence that is in their hands."
"And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and
God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and
he did it not." Jonah 3:8, 10.
repentance and confession still essential to reconciliation?
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of
the Lord;" Acts 3:19.
"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.
work effected independently of the sinner's action?
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the
death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by
his life." Romans 5:10.
How is the
carnal mind destroyed?
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him,
that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not
serve sin." Romans 6:6.
work on the part of the sinner has been thoroughly done, how complete will
be the change in him?
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old
things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2
How may we
know whether or not one has experienced this change?
"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know
them." Matthew 7:20.
If one has
a spiritual mind, what fruit will he bear?
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law." Galatians 5:22,23.
the first result of justification?
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:" Romans 5:1.
complete is the justification of that person who becomes reconciled to
"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth
us from all sin." 1 John 1:7.
reconciled to God, how will the individual stand?
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."