Reconciled to God
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Paul say of the carnal mind?
"The carnal mind is enmity against
God..." Rom. 8:7.
Why is the
carnal mind enmity?
"For it is not subject to the law of God, neither
indeed can be." Rom. 8:7.
please God while he is carnally minded?
"So then they that are in the flesh cannot please
God." Rom. 8:8.
those receive who remain in that state?
"For to be carnally minded is death." Rom.
In what way may
this condition be changed?
"We pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God." 2
How was this
reconciliation brought about in the case of the wicked Ninevites, when Jonah
prophesied their destruction?The king of
Nineveh said, "Let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry
mightily unto God: yea, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and
from the violence that is in their hand." "And God saw their works,
that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that He had
said that He would do unto them; and He did it not." Jonah 3:8, 10.
and confession still essential to reconciliation?
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted
out." Acts. 3: 19. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John
Is this work
effected independently of the sinner's action?
"For God so loved
the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in
Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16. "For
if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life." Rom. 5:10.
How is the
carnal mind destroyed?
"Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we I should not serve sin."
When the work on
the part of the sinner has been thoroughly done, how complete will be the change
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Cor. 5:17.
How may we know
whether or not one has experienced this change?
"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." Matt. 7:20.
If one has a
spiritual mind, what fruit will he bear?
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance."
Gal. 5:22, 23.
What is the
first result of justification?
"Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ." Rom. 5:1.
How complete is
the justification of that person who becomes reconciled to God?
"But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship
one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all
sin." 1 John 1:7.
reconciled to God, how will the individual stand?
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Rom. 8:1.