new nature

The old has gone, gone, gone

October 17, 2019 // 5 Comments

If there’s one thing I have learned from the movies, it’s that there is no problem that can’t be solved by faking your own death and fleeing to South America. Think of a wiseguy who is part of a crime family. He is under pressure from his superiors to risk his life by engaging in criminal activities. At the [...]

Why was the Seventh Day Holy?

June 1, 2012 // 87 Comments

When God made the heavens and the earth, everything He did was good. And yet none of the six days of creation was considered holy. “And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy” (Gen 2:3). Have you ever wondered about that? God made the stars and planets and it was good – but not holy. God made the [...]

Do NIV Readers Have a Sinful Nature?

September 4, 2011 // 118 Comments

Here are two verses that seem to say contradictory things about our sinful nature: 1. In him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, (Col 2:11) 2. So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to [...]