Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Spirit and the Flesh

Some accused Paul the Apostle of being "soft" on sin, because he taught that salvation was by grace and faith alone...that the law or good works could not save men from Hell, and anything added to salvation by faith alone was taking away from the true Gospel.

In Galatians Paul proves again that he is not soft on sin, as he specifially names many (but not near all) of the sins of the flesh. Paul's opponents would claim the concepts of grace and being led by the Spirit lead to unrestrained sin. Paul claimed the complete opposite--that only by the Spirit can we suppress the desires of the flesh and lead a life worthy of God.

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