Looking again at the Book of James. Spirit, Soul, and Body. When Christ comes into our lives, we are totally transformed and have a new spirit. Born Again. There is no such thing as being a “partial” Christian. And yet, how often is that taught or preached.
“Your Old Man is acting up.”
Listen, Scripturally, this is incorrect. There is no Old Man once you become a Christian. The one place people have gotten confused particularly is Romans 7, where Paul talks about doing what he doesn’t want to do and doesn’t do what he wants to do. You have to read the whole portion to understand its context. Even at the end of those verses, Paul asks, “Who will recuse me from this struggle…” He responds by declaring Jesus Christ! Read the beginning of the chapter, and you will see, this struggle is the struggle of living under the law. Let the law be put to rest by the grace and finished work of Jesus Christ, then you are a TOTALLY new person. The spirit is totally new! It is the soul (mind, will, and emotions) that need to be transformed.
You will see this theme in different portions of the New Testament. We read the term “soul” often in New Testament, and if you let Scripture interpret Scripture, as well as do a bit of research into the original Greek, you will see that some verse that have been taught to be about eternity or saving of the person, actually have to do with the mind, will, and emotion. Not the spirit realm, which is the realm that we become Born Again when we become Christians.
The book of James is a great book that discusses some of these truths. Let’s continue with this section section of video.