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There is only one way that the human being can properly address "SIN".
WHAT IS THE "SIN NATURE"
Knowing This, That Our Man Is Crucified with Him, That the Body of Sin Might Be Destroyed That Henceforth We Should Not Serve Sin Rom 6: vs 6
As Paul -uses the word “sin" here, he is actually; speaking ·of “the Sin Nature.” He tells us here that when we accepted Christ “the body of sin (Sin Nature) might; be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve the sin nature.”
The word in Greek is “kataigeo,” which means to make; ineffective.”
So, at conversion the sin nature was not obliterated; but rather was made ineffective.
WHAT IS THE SIN NATURE
At the fall man’s nature became that of sin. In other words, everything that the unredeemed person does is toward sin, and of every description.
The Gospel declares that man is absolutely ruined by SIN and wholly unable to restore himself to Gods favour by his own ability and strength.
A False Gospel Teaches that man is not wholly ruined, that by self-culture he can merit God's favour and secure his own happiness.
There is only one way that the human being can properly address SIN.
Pure and simple, he must die.
That’s why Paul said, "for he who is dead is freed from sin” (from domination by the Sin Nature [Rom. 6:7]).
This "death” occurs at the Cross of Calvary, hence the Apostle saying, "Our Old Man is Crucified with Him.”
The death of which we speak can occur no place else.
This is the reason the Cross is so very, very important, actually, the only means by which this horrible problem can be properly addressed.
This "death" is obtained by the Believer simply evidencing Faith in Christ and what Christ did at the cross.
The “Old Man” then dies, which, refers to what we were before Salvation, with a “New Man” then rising with Christ in "newness of life."
Unfortunately, unredeemed man tries to address the sin problem in many and varied ways other than the Cross.
He tries to address it with education, money, government, etc. all to no avail!
Worse yet; many believers attempt to do the same thing.
They try to address the Sin Nature, i.e., the problem of sin, by ways other than the Cross.
It simply cannot be done.
Some try to address the Sin Nature by denying its existence.
Others try to address it by struggling with it on a day-by-day basis, all to no avail.
The Sin Nature was conquered at the Cross, and it remains conquered, but only as we maintain Faith in Christ and what Christ did at the Cross. We were crucified with Christ, and in that the Sin Nature was Made Ineffective.
We were raised with Christ in newness of life. That position is maintained by continued Faith in Christ and the Cross, and by no other means.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READING
The Sin Nature Hardcover shopjsm.org