Did the Apostle Paul Struggle With The SinFul Nature?
Rom 7: 18 – 24 ( This passage is often quoted by those who advocated that Christian still have the Sinful Nature in them )
vs 19 “For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not do, that I practice.”
vs 20 “Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me”
vs 21 “I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who will to do good”
vs 22 “For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man.”
vs 23 “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members”
vs 24 “O wretched man that I am ! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”
The advocates of “Sinful Nature” will stop here and declare that even the Apostle Paul struggled with “Sinful Nature”. They stop at the Struggle but they did not carry on reading to see the Deliverance.
Who will Deliver Me? The Answer is Jesus Our Lord !
vs 25 “I thank God – through Jesus Christ our Lord! ( I wish I could highlight this) So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin”
Rom 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
vs 2 ” For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death”. Hallelujah “In Christ” , I have been “made free from the law of sin and death”.
Knowing the “Truth” will set us Free !