Date: August 31, 1997
Series: “Christianity 101” Essential truths for a new life
Speaker: Steve Hixon
Romans lesson #9
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“What a wretched man I am!
Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God - through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
3 Views: Who is Paul describing here?
What is the “flesh” (“sinful nature”)?
“There are teachers who teach that this passage in Romans 7 is something a Christian goes through but once. Then he gets out of it and moves into Romans 8, never to return to Romans 7 again. Nothing could be further from the truth! Even as mighty a man as Paul went through it again and again. This is a description of what every believer will go through many times in his experience because sin has the power to deceive us and to cause us to trust in ourselves, even when we are not aware we are doing so. The law is what will expose that evil force and drive us to this place of wretchedness that we might then, in devotion of spirit, cry out. "Lord Jesus. it is your problem; you take it.” - Ray Stedman