The Practicality of Redemption - the Believer's Sinful Nature

  • It is imperative for the Christian to understand how profoundly and in what way the Fall, one's sinful past, and our sinful nature affects us. If we do not have a good grasp on these truths — we will be severely limited in our ability to live the Christian life.
  • Our sinful nature is the source of a good deal of our trouble. Every true believer understands Paul's frustrating experience.
    I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do... For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do — this I keep on doing. Rom. 7:14-19 NIV
  • In His redemptive work the Lord Jesus made a provision for us so our sinful nature may be "paralyzed." This is one reason why the gospel is "Good News" to the honest and struggling believer.