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  • Galatians 5:16-21
    So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses.When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division,envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
  • Romans 8:4-9
    He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you.( And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)
  • Ezekiel 36:26-27
    And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.
  • 2 Corinthians 5 17
    This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
  • 1 Corinthians 6 17
    But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.
  • Ezekiel 11:19-20
    And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart,so they will obey my decrees and regulations. Then they will truly be my people, and I will be their God.
  • Job 25:4
    How can a mortal be innocent before God? Can anyone born of a woman be pure?
  • Job 14:4
    Who can bring purity out of an impure person? No one!
  • Romans 8:13
    For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.
  • Ephesians 2:3
    All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
  • 1 Corinthians 15 47-1 Corinthians 15 50
    Adam, the first man, was made from the dust of the earth, while Christ, the second man, came from heaven.Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man.Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man.What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever.
  • Genesis 6:12
    God observed all this corruption in the world, for everyone on earth was corrupt.
  • Colossians 2:11
    When you came to Christ, you were“ circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision— the cutting away of your sinful nature.
  • Romans 7:18
    And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t.
  • John 1:13
    They are reborn— not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
  • 1 John 3 9
    Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.
  • Psalms 51:10
    Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.
  • Galatians 5:24
    Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there.
  • Romans 7:25-8:1
    Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
  • Romans 7:5
    When we were controlled by our old nature, sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced a harvest of sinful deeds, resulting in death.
  • Genesis 5:3
    When Adam was 130 years old, he became the father of a son who was just like him— in his very image. He named his son Seth.
  • Genesis 6:5
    The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth, and he saw that everything they thought or imagined was consistently and totally evil.
  • Job 15:14-16
    Can any mortal be pure? Can anyone born of a woman be just?Look, God does not even trust the angels. Even the heavens are not absolutely pure in his sight.How much less pure is a corrupt and sinful person with a thirst for wickedness!