Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tim Keller Says That The Old Desires Can Be Reformed. Wrong!

This is more false teaching. Ephesians 4 emphatically states we are to put OFF the old man and it's sinful desires, not get them IN LINE with another one. The old man and its desires have a difference source of origination (of sin and the world) than that of the new man and new will (created in Christ by Christ) This is a Reformer denying the doctrine of mortifying sin. He isn't calling for the death of sin's desires, but a reformation of them. HUGE difference.

Eph 4:17 So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, 
Eph 4:18 being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;
Eph 4:19 and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.
Eph 4:20 But you did not learn Christ in this way,
Eph 4:21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, 
Eph 4:22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, 
Eph 4:23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
Eph 4:24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Pe 2:24  and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed. 

Rom 8:5  For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 
Rom 8:6  For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 
Rom 8:7  because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 
Rom 8:8  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 
Rom 8:9  However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 
Rom 8:10  If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness

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