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  1. I like it. "As we walk and grow in the maturity of the Lord we understand what a great man of God once said, "I sin less, but repent more" Yes we need to exercise our faith. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. Hebrews 5:14 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. 1 Tim 4:7 The more we exercise our faith the more it become part of our thought process. If we fail repent start over.
  2. Renewing the Mind. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5 Wow, bringing every thought, is that even possible. I wish to throw out a hypothesis of mine. As I see it, we have a present conscious that we live in moment by moment, and a self-conscious that is a mystery. The sub-conscious mind has its roots in the past (old man) it triggers responses that we may or may not be aware of. Have you ever awoken from a sleep with a song in your head that sometimes sets the mood for the day (secular or Christian)? I was a drug addict and we called some of these thought stinking thinking or triggers. In short this has been my thoughts on this. Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” This is one of the first verse I memorized (some 44 years ago) I believe there is an intellectual understanding of the Word and a transforming understanding of the Word the latter is transforming, reaches the subconscious. It changes the heart which changes the will but is every thought even possible? I have much thought on this but what are thought of others?
  3. An except from Arthur Custance library https://custance.org/Library/SOTW/Part_III/chapter21.html#Page20 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: This body, being prepared in Mary's womb, had to be both truly of Adamic origin and adequate to allow the Lord (who through all eternity had only a divine nature) now to express Himself also in truly human nature. While it therefore contributed nothing to the reality of his existence as a person, it temporarily placed certain new conditions and limitations upon Him. It caused Him to experience physical fatigue to the point of falling asleep in a boat on a storm-tossed sea, to be physically weary enough to rest at a well in the heat of the day, to suffer the physical agony of thirst on the cross, and in a hundred other ways to experience those "vulnerabilities" such as are common to man (like weeping at the grave of a friend) and, in the end, tasting death itself. This vulnerability made his crucifixion possible (2 Corinthians 13:4). Now each man's spirit is a unique creation. The created spirit can be thought of as being given a form or a structure unique to itself. The body which it is to indwell and through which it will find its fulfillment must presumably also be providentially constituted to allow the spirit to express itself in keeping with its specific nature. * The Lord of Glory was not a created spirit. But even as all other created human spirits perform the function of animating every newborn child, so He created for Himself a human spirit (so Augustine, Letter #164) to complete his human nature. And this extraordinary fact required that the vessel which was thus prepared for Him should have an appropriate form in order that He might be free to express both his divine and his human natures without the contamination of original sin. For this reason I believe we must assume that a perfect human body was the only kind of body which could possibly fulfill such a tremendous role. * Adam's body, as first formed, was structured by the creative providence of God as a first step towards the provision of this body. Had it been God's intention, even Eve's firstborn could have been a perfectly appropriate body for the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ to enter as its animating principle. The Word might indeed have been made flesh and dwelt among men at the very beginning. Had Adam not fallen, no virgin† conception would have been necessary. Then the purpose of the Incarnation would not have been to redeem man, but to reveal God. In any case, a truly Adamic body would have been a fit abode for the Son of God at any time in history, provided it was supernaturally conceived. * The contamination of the soul by the natural born body was recognized by the Jews: "Only in the last centuries (B.C.) did the soul-body dualism and the concept that the soul was an independent substance joined to the body gain general credence; the soul originates in heaven and descends to earth joining a material body at the moment of conception or birth and losing its original perfection." [Standard Jewish Encyclopedia, edited by Cecil Roth, New York, Doubleday, 1962, under Soul, p.1743]. Hence the need of virgin birth. This view was generally adopted by the Church and was widely held by theologians (Augustine, Hugo St. Victor, AnseIm of Canterbury, Stephen Langton, Anselm of Laon, Ulrich Zwingli, Peter Martyr, Martin Chemnitz, Zacharius Ursinus, Andreae Hyperius, Benedictus Aretius, Bartholomew Kerkerman, Francois Turretin, Amandus Polandus, Johannes Wollebius, J. H. Hottinger, Samuel Endeman). It is still widely accepted that the spirit is corrupted by the body. † The seed of unfallen Adam, united with the seed of the woman, would have naturally produced a body as perfect as Adam's body when first created. That body would have served as perfectly for the incarnation of the Lord as the body which was prepared in Mary's womb by supernatural conception. The necessity of supernatural conception was occasioned by the fact that fallen Adam's seed would have communicated to it the defect of his own body. It was not that a human body per se would have been an unsuitable habitation for the Person of Jesus Christ, but only that a defective human body would have been unsuitable.
  4. When Adam sinned, He conquered Adam who was ruler of the earth and now reside as ruler. Ephesians 2:2 is the prince power of the air and sets the course of this world. “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” Ephesians 6:12 states rulers of darkness, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. There is a hierarchy where Satan angels (fallen) are over certain geographical areas Daniel 10 depict a war spiritual battle of evil angels and Gods angels. It took Daniels prayer 21 days for answer. 10:10-12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Michael the archangel watches over Israel Daniel 12:1 Humans are till accountable for their own behavior (sins) look at what happened before the flood. God allows Satan to have an agenda until the coming of our Lord. It's only going to get worse.
  5. Not being made after the law", means that Jesus was not born with an Adamic Nature He was not born with a fallen Adamic nature. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: After the fall the Adamic nature was the nature all men acquire that of a sinner Gen5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: In 1st Corinthians 15:45-47 states he was the Second Adam and Last the Adam with the original nature of the 1st Adam. Only other True human to walk this earth.
  6. Yes, it was given to the Nation for structure to understand how to live before a Living God. If they disobeyed the were guilty of sin. Verse 19 of that same Chapter says the Law was added because of transgression until Christ comes. Now that He has come we (Gentiles included) are justified by faith. The Law it not abolished but it was fulfilled by Christ by faith.
  7. I am in agreement here Jesus did not come to abolish it but to fulfill it. Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. (Matthew 5:17) As is my point in my original post Jesus fulfilled the Day of atonement need for a yearly sacrifice. His sacrifice is the only one needed once and for all.
  8. Jesus was not created. Hebrews 7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life. This is an inference to the seed of the woman which carries the original DNA of the 1st Adam. The Greek is more precise https://biblehub.com/interlinear/hebrews/7.htm
  9. The body was prepared for the Lord. Adam was an immortal until he sinned. This is how death came into humankind through Adams sin. The scriptures states Jesus body was in likeness of sinful flesh. Adam seed brings death. Woman's seed life. The plan of God was to preserve the seed until the fullness of time. The seed was the original unfallen Adam. This is why it was a virgin birth by the Holy Spirit. The body needed to be an immortal body, God could not reside in a body that was going to die, a body of sin that all of Adams children have. Jesus gave up his authority as God and depend on the Father. Philippians 2:7-8 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
  10. In agreement.... typo on my side I quoted Romans 3:29-30 it should have been 3:19-20
  11. I don't understand your point but I could have added these verses. The point being the Law was given to acknowledge sin and the guilt of man before God. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 3:19-20
  12. Sorry want to delete this one but don't know how
  13. How was the law abolished? I have read many answers on this subject on this post all satisfactory answers but I’d like to go deeper, I will attempt to answer this question with bullet point but understand in depth answer would be lengthy. · The law was given in order to make known transgressions, to compel men to acknowledge their guilt. Roman 3:20 · The Law was put in place till the promise seed arrived Galatians 3:19 · The promised seed is Jesus promised to Adam in the Garden after the Fall Genesis 3:15 · This seed is the Second and Last Adam 1 Corinthians 15:45,47 · God preserved the unfallen nature of Adam in the "seed of the woman" this is why Jesus is called the Second and Last Adam the only other True human. Genesis 3:15 · All born of Adam are fallen humans and bear the image of Adam therefore sinners. Genesis 5:3 Romans 5:12 · This is the reason for the Virgin Birth to bypass Adam’s corrupted seed. Isaiah 7:14 · The Law of Atonement required the Lambs to be without blemish. Numbers 29:8 · Law of an eye for an eye for justice to be served demanded a reciprocal payment. Exodus 21:24 So, Jesus the Second and Last Adam was the fulfillment of this Law. He was the Lamb without blemish able to abolish the Law making payment by His death on the Cross. But you say wouldn’t the sacrifice only apply for Adam since its an eye for an eye. Yes, I would but the was no ordinary man this was God in the flesh, so HIS SACRIFICE was sufficient for all. There is so much more to this, I can go on and give you more implication more golden apples but this is enough for now. I have started a post in Soteriology labeled The Cross where I will be continuing this line of think as well. I have a blog and in there is an article written by me titled The Forgotten Atonement with a different insight. My profile has the web address look under “more” on home page.
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