YOU MUST CHOOSE WHOM YOU WILL OBEY!
We have a personal responsibility for the choices that we make. Otherwise, God would be blamed for all the wicked deeds of the many so-called Christians.
We must choose whom we will obey ...
"Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
Rom 6:16 (KJV)
When we are tempted to sin, WE MUST CHOOSE TO OBEY GOD. Then, the Holy Spirit enables us to do so. Please soberly consider this warning of the apostle Paul to the Christians at Rome:
"For if you live according to the flesh you will die, BUT if by the spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live." Romans 8:13.
Question: Who are those who "live according to the flesh"?
Answer: "For those who live according to the flesh SET THEIR MINDS on the things of the flesh." Rom 8:5
Question: How do you recognize a mind that is set on the flesh?
Answer: "For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; IT DOES NOT SUBMIT TO GOD'S LAW." Rom 8:7
Question: What will happen to the mind that is set on the flesh and will not submit to God's law?
Answer: " To set the mind on the flesh IS DEATH." Rom 8:6
Here is a summary of what Paul said about carnal Christians: Those who live according to the flesh are those who do not submit to God's law and their end is eternal DEATH!
"If by the Spirit you [Carnal Christians] put to death the deeds of the body you will live." Romans 8:13
Paul said: If by the power of the Holy Spirit, The Carnal Christian will put to death (stop completely) the sinful deeds of the body his end will be eternal life.
As we examine those words of Paul, we must acknowledge that the carnal Christian will perish on judgement day. Paul offered no hope to the Christian who did not cease from sin.
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