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The Two Natures in The Child of God
« on: December 05, 2017, 06:23:20 PM »
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Hello there,

I was given this booklet (linked above), by an elderly gentleman,(a former Minister of the Church of England) to whom I had opened my heart concerning the inner turmoil I was experiencing over my state.  I knew I was saved by grace, but was under constant conviction over the lack of change within.  I saw only my failure.  This booklet was given to me to read, and it literally changed my life.  For it explained the turmoil and helped me to understand the fact of the indwelling within the believer of two natures.  That of the New Nature received when I came to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Old Nature which I was born with, and would be with me until death.  The presence of these two natures is the cause of the turmoil.  However the very knowledge of their existence takes the turmoil away, and gives reassurance.  For it is this turmoil which is the greatest evidence of the change that has in fact taken place within us.  For the unsaved have no new nature, and therefore no inner conflict.

Take a look and see what I mean.  Each aspect of the Old and New Nature is looked at Scripturally, and the responsibilities we have towards both is made clear.

In Christ Jesus
Cariad


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Re: The Two Natures in The Child of God
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 01:20:10 AM »
Excellent - God speaks - this must be why we must put on the new nature @ https://www.1faith.co.uk/?topic=8771.msg68040;topicseen#msg68040  @Cariad
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Re: The Two Natures in The Child of God
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 09:08:26 AM »
Hello @Tes Johnson

Your surname informs me that your ancestor was,  'a son of John'.  You bear that name every day, it proclaims your ancestry without another word being spoken.  Your old nature, the one you were born with, is the culmination of the combined influence of all of your forebears, genetically.  Facial expressions, your walk, talk, etc., all bear testament to your ancestry, in one form or another

Yet, something has happened to you which has set you apart from what you received at birth, hasn't it? For by God's grace, on the basis of the sacrificial work of Christ, you have been born from above, and now bare the name of Christ your Saviour.  His Spirit is within you, and his nature will be manifest through you, fed and nourished through the Word of Truth, by the Holy Spirit.

Praise God!

In Christ Jesus
Our risen and glorified,
Saviour, Lord and Head.
Chris


PS:
This is a reckoning of faith, based on the testimony of Scripture; as in (Romans 6:11)





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Re: The Two Natures in The Child of God
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 10:22:33 AM »
'That which is born of the flesh is flesh;
And that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.'

(John 3:6)

The flesh is what we were born with, as descendants of Adam. We were born with His fallen nature (Gen.5:3), which cannot please God. (Romans 8:8 ) It profits nothing (John 6:63), and in it dwells no good thing (Rom.7:18)

We need to be born from above. To receive the Divine nature, which is perfect and unable to commit sin. (1 John 3:9 KJV).

'Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin;
for His seed remaineth in him:
and He cannot sin,
because He is born of God.'


* This refers to the new nature and not to the believer as a whole. For, if we say we have not sinned we lie (1 John 1:10), but God has made provision for our sin (1John 2:1-2).

Praise God!


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