Does A Christian Still Have A Sinful Nature (My View) Part II

Does A Christian Still Have A Sinful Nature?

This is such an important topic that I would like to take this discussion further. Right Believing will result in Right Living … but conversely Wrong Believing will result in Wrong Living. Your believe on the Sinful Nature will determine whether you will live a Victorious Christian Life or a Defeated Christian Life. It will determine whether you will live a life of Freedom or a Life of Struggle and Bondage.

My Position:
As Christians, We No Longer Have The Sinful Nature Residing In Us.  

My only defense for taking this position is “The Redemptive Work Of Christ On The Cross”. I will show from Scripture why the Sinful Nature No Longer Reside In a Believer. The Redemptive Work of Christ on the Cross, dealt not only with the Penalty of Sin but also the Power of Sin.

romans

The Letter To The Romans from the Apostle Paul

In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul gave a very comprehensive exposition on the Gospel of Salvation.
An Out-Line on the Book of Romans

  1. Introduction — the gospel of God — 1:1-17
    1. Promised in the Holy Scriptures — vv.1-2
    2. Concerning Christ — vv.3-4
    3. Received by the called ones — vv.5-7
    4. Proclaimed with eagerness and partaken of by faith — vv.8-15
    5. The power of God’s salvation — vv.16-17
  2. Condemnation — 1:18–3:20
    1. On mankind generally — 1:18-32
    2. On the self-righteous particularly — 2:1-16
    3. On the religious specifically — 2:17–3:8
    4. On all the world totally — 3:9-20
  3. Justification — 3:21–5:11
    1. The definition — 3:21-31
    2. The example — 4:1-25
    3. The result — 5:1-11
  4. Sanctification — 5:12–8:13
    1. The gift in Christ surpassing the heritage in Adam — two men, two acts, and two results with four reigning things — 5:12-21
    2. Identification with Christ — 6:1-23
      1. Identified — vv.1-5
      2. Knowing — vv.6-10
      3. Reckoning — v.11
      4. Presenting — vv.12-23
    3. Bondage in the flesh by the indwelling sin — 7:1-25
      1. Two husbands — vv.1-6
      2. Three laws — vv.7-25
    4. Freedom in the Spirit by the indwelling Christ — 8:1-13
      1. The law of the Spirit of life — vv.1-6
      2. The indwelling Christ — vv.7-13
  5. Glorification — 8:14-39
    1. Heirs of glory — vv.14-27
    2. Heirs conformed — vv.28-30
    3. Heirs inseparable from God’s love — vv.31-39
  6. Selection — 9:1–11:36
    1. God’s selection, our destiny — 9:1–10:21
      1. Of God who calls — 9:1-13
      2. Of God’s mercy — 9:14-18
      3. Of God’s sovereignty — 9:19-29
      4. Through the righteousness which is out of faith — 9:30–10:3
      5. Through Christ — 10:4-21
        1. Christ, the end of the law — v.4
        2. Christ, incarnated and resurrected — vv.5-7
        3. Christ, who is near — v.8
        4. Christ, believed in and called upon — vv.9-13
        5. Christ, proclaimed and heard — vv.14-15
        6. Christ, received or rejected — vv.16-21
    2. The economy in God’s selection — 11:1-32
      1. A remnant reserved by grace — vv.1-10
      2. The Gentiles saved through Israel’s stumbling — vv.11-22
      3. Israel restored through the Gentiles’ receiving mercy — vv.23-32
    3. The praise for God’s selection — 11:33-36
  7. Transformation — 12:1–15:13
    1. In practicing the Body life — 12:1-21
      1. By the presenting of our bodies — v.1
      2. By the renewing of the mind — vv.2-3
      3. By the exercising of the gifts — vv.4-8
      4. By the living of a life of the highest virtues — vv.9-21
    2. In being subject to authorities — 13:1-7
    3. In practicing love — 13:8-10
    4. In waging the warfare — 13:11-14
    5. In receiving the believers — 14:1–15:13
      1. According to God’s receiving — 14:1-9
      2. In the light of the judgment seat — 14:10-12
      3. In the principle of love — 14:13-15
      4. For the kingdom life — 14:16-23
      5. According to Christ — 15:1-13
  8. Conclusion — the consummation of the gospel — 15:14–16:27
    1. The Gentiles offered — 15:14-24
    2. The communication between the Gentile and Jewish saints — 15:25-33
    3. The concern between the churches — 16:1-24
    4. The concluding praise — 16:25-27

Through the book of Romans, I will show that God has not only delivered us from the Penalty of Sin but also the Power of Sin.

… to be continued