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Re: 1 Corinthians 15:47-49
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 02:52:46 PM »

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I think that the scripture 1 Corinthians 15:47- 49 is directly referring to bearing the image of our earthly body's now, before bearing the image our heavenly body, during the resurrection.

It wasn't about the conflict of the old and new nature, as I had written.
 Yet I cross referenced it in because it is relevant and seeing at a different angle.

For God does want us to live by His Spirit and reap the blessing and for the sake of the gospel and the whole world . Therefore living by our new nature and new image, although this is not yet a new body.

For God called Christians to be the Salt of the world and without the salt the world loses its flavour. Matthew 5:13

You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his flavour, wherewith shall it be salted  It is therefore good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

The whole of creation needs Christ, to keep it running smoothly.

Also to reap the blessings of now and the future promises, for the whole world and for them as individuals. As a redemption.

Even though our earthly body in the present condition of the world, is causing us all to groan.

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.  For we know that the whole creation groans and labours with birth pangs together until now.  Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees. But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Romans 8:20-25

'The first man is of the earth, earthy:
the second man is the Lord from heaven.
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy:
and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy,
we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.'

(1 Corinthians 15:47-49) 

Hi @Christianna,

I agree that we bear the image if the earthy now, but will bear the image of the heavenly at the resurrection.
Agree also that we receive the new nature when we are born from above, through which the Holy Spirit works within us.  It is a Divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4):-

'According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.'

(2 Peter 1:3-4)

* This is why it (the new nature) is said to be 'perfect', and unable to commit sin.  In 1 John 3:9, 1 John 5:18-19, the new nature is personified and spoken of in the masculine gender:-

'Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin (as his fruit); for His seed(the new nature) remaineth in him:
and he (the new man) cannot sin, because He (or 'it')  is born of God.'

(1 John 3:9)

'We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not;
but He ( ie., the new man) that is begotten of God keepeth Himself, and that wicked one toucheth Him not.
And we know (as a matter of fact) that we are of God, and the whole world lieth  in (the power of) wickedness (or 'the evil one).'

(1 John 5:18-19) 
* It cannot refer to the believer as a whole; for, if we say that 'we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us' (1 John 1:10): and our sins are provided for in 1 John 2:1-2. 

'My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.'

(1 John 2:1)  

* But the new nature is born of God and does not sin: and does not lie in (the power of) the evil one.  The new nature, therefore, being 'spirit', and being begotten or produced in the believer by the power of the Holy Spirit, is Divine.  So is called 'The New Man' (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10).

Thank you
In Christ Jesus

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