Archive for June, 2011

#050 The Two Natures

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on June 23, 2011 by thatsinthebible

One of the great keys to understanding both yourself & others, as well as key parts of the New Testament, is an understanding of the doctrine of The Two Natures.  Today we will take up a study on that very subject. Right-Click Here To Download

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The Two Natures

1. The Natural Man

The term “the natural man” is introduced in I Cor. 2:14, But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. This verse shows us that the natural man is an unsaved man.  He does not receive the things of the Spirit of God and they are foolishness to him. This is man in his natural condition.  By nature, man is a sinner.  His ways are contrary to God.  He is lost and has a sin nature.  He inherited this sin nature from his earthly father, who inherited it from his earthly father and so on back to Adam.  (See Rom. 5:12) Because of this, by nature, man is spiritually dead and not a child of God.  Ephesians 2:1-3  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: {2} 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: {3} Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.This spiritually dead nature is attracted to the dead and sinful pleasures of the world, the flesh and the devil, and it is repulsed by the spiritual things of God. All lost people have only a sinful nature. Continue reading