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Old 04-24-2018, 12:47 AM   #53
A little brother
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Default Re: Now's good

Originally Posted by Evangelical View Post
Brett Burrowes explains how the idea of an autonomous, independent sinful nature/self is possibly wrong:

F. F. Bruce, the well-known British evangelical scholar, writes in his commentary that this means that those who sin have their spiritual source in the devil. So the origin of all sins (and not just Adam’s!) is in the devil himself and not in a defective or corrupted human nature.

Now I think about it, the bible does not say "resist your sinful nature", it does say however "resist the devil, and he will flee". (James 4:7).
Nice to have different opinions. From the link:

Humans do not operate themselves, since Paul says that we are either operated by the spirit of sin which indwells us, “it is no longer I but sin” (Rom. 7:17, 20), or we are operated by the spirit of Christ

Let me ask you a question, how did Adam operate before he commit the first sin?
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