Old Man, Nature and Flesh

Old Man, Nature and Flesh The biblical terms old man (or old self), nature and flesh often used interchangeably when they need to be clearly distinguished. The Bible says we were dead in our trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1) and “. . . were by nature children of...

Dr. Neil Anderson’s Blog – April 2013

4/1/13 – The Three Tenses of Sanctification 4/2/13 – A New Person in Christ 4/3/13 – No Longer Slaves 4/4/13 – A Right Standing 4/5/13 – Peace with God 4/8/13 – Old Man, Nature and Flesh 4/9/13 – A New Nature 4/10/13 – Self-Perception and Behavior 4/11/13 – A New...

Peace with God

Peace with God “When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, ‘The Lord is with you,’ mighty warrior” (Judges 6:12). “The angel of the Lord” was probably a theophany (a manifestation of God) or a pre-incarnate appearance of Christ. Like Moses, God had...

A Right Standing

A Right Standing Israel had a covenant relationship with God, which was conditional. Had they trusted God and been obedient, they would have enjoyed prosperity in the promised land. The Lord said to His covenant people, “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my...

No Longer Slaves

No Longer Slaves Slavery in the United States was abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment on December 18, 1865. How many slaves were there on December 19, 1865? In reality, none, but many still lived like slaves. Some did so because they had never learned the truth that...

A New Person in Christ

A New Person In Christ The apostle Paul wrote in Rom. 6:6 that our old self was crucified with Christ. This was a decisive and definite act in the believer’s past. In Col. 3:9,10, Paul exhorts believers to stop living in the old sins of their past life, “Since you...

The Three Tenses of Sanctification

The Three Tenses of Sanctification I mentioned earlier that salvation for the believer is past (Eph. 2:8; 2 Tim. 1:8,9), present (1 Cor. 1:18; 2 Cor. 2:5), and future tense (Rom. 5:9,10; Heb. 9:28). In other words, we have been saved, we are being saved, and someday...