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The Old Man is Dead!!! Part 6 "Is The Law A Cause of Death?"

13 Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.  14 For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold [a]into bondage to sin.  Romans 713-14 NASB

This is the awesome news! It is not our fault that we die! Yes we make a choice to sin daily, we cannot help how sin effects our flesh...The wages of sin in itself is death. It's the sinful nature within us that needs to die.  God made us all different, but sin is sin is sin is sin!!!  Like I said in a previous post you cannot use sin as a crutch saying its just in your personality...

What about character, where does it come into effect? Character is our internal qualities. That is who we genuinely are deep inside that needs to come to the surface!!!   God did not intend that we be his puppets. He made us all differ…

Brief Break from Romans

Hey readers, I am going to continue to do my blog posts from Romans. just going to take breaks here and there. A lot of these scriptures speak for themselves. I would never in anyway want to add or subtract from the Bible.  I am just blogging. It is not like I am a actual preacher or a in-depth theologian. I am sure you can tell! Ha!!!  For that matter we all are preachers of the Gospel I believe, so if that is the case I will just preach on!! If my blog points people to have a living relationship with Jesus then I have done what I felt like is right in His sight.  I strive to be a humble servant of His gospel message.   In fact the blogs on the book of Romans are about to get really interesting. I hope you are enjoying what has been posting so far.. If you have anything to comment on please feel free to do so. I want to learn and am not a know it all. I can respect anyone's views.  

God Bless,
Richard

The Old Man is Dead!!! Part 5 "Is The Law Evil?"

What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except [a]through the Law; for I would not have known about [b]coveting if the Law had not said, “You shall not[c]covet.”8 But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me [d]coveting of every kind; for apart [e]from the Law sin is dead.9 I was once alive apart [f]from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;10 and this commandment, which was [g]to result in life, proved [

The Old Man is Dead!!! Part 4 "Is The Believer Under Law?"

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Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives?2 For the married woman is bound by law to her [a]husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law [b]concerning the husband.3 So then, if while her husband is living she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress though she is joined to another man. 4 Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.5 For while we were in the flesh, the sinful passions, which were aroused by the Law, were at work in [c]the members of our body to bear fruit for death.6 But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in n…

The Old Man is Dead!!! Part 3

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"Shall We Continue to Sin" (Continued) Romans 6:15-23

15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be!16 Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin [a]resulting in death, or of obedience [b]resulting in righteousness?17 But thanks be to God that [c]though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,18 and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.19 I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, [d]resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, [e]resulting in sanctification.

The Old Man is Dead!!! Part 2 "Shall We continue to sin?"

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What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase?2 May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it?
Obviously, Paul was preaching to Christians who were born again. More than likely living in the same sins they had committed before they accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  They did not know any better until they got the revelation of this message.  Some of us are the same and like our sin and do NOT WANT to let it go!!!   How many of  us can relate to carrying our old pet sins? That is what is wrote in the margins of my old Ryrie Study Bible many years ago and I believe it holds true in this case. "What is a pet sin you might say?" It is exactly how it sounds. and no, it has nothing to do with your dog or cat!  Your old unregenerate sin or "pet sin" is sin we attempt to hold onto and treat them like a pet.  You cannot tame your sin like a pet! You cannot feed it, or cuddle it. You cannot tame a sin, just like you canno…