Scripture Reading: Romans 6:1-6
"To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because THE CARNAL MIND IS ENMrIY AGAINST GOD: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. SO THEN THEY THAT ARE IN THE FLESH CANNOT PLEASE GOD" (Romans 8:6-8). So many warnings throughout God's Word; so few who properly heed them! The believer has been sufficiently enabled to resist the temptations of the worldly elements. His problem is that he neglects to maintain his focus upon the Person of Jesus Christ, thus lowering himself to the plane of the carnal creature of whom the psalmist says, "[He] will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts" (Psalms 10:4).
Rather, the believer should follow the example expressed by David: "Search me, 0 God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts" (Psalms 139:23). "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).
"Know ye notthat the friendship of the world is ENMITY WITH GOD? Whosoever therefore win be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4). These are strong words, but they deal with a strong issue! The great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ performed a redemptive work the magnitude of which is inconceivable to our meager capacity of understanding. But the significance is made perfectly plain to us through holy writ. "[Christ] His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness ... being made a curse for us" (I Peter 2:24, Galatians 3:13).
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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