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Rom 8:14 Sons Led by the Spirit

Discussion in 'Exposition & Bible Study' started by bcbsr, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. bcbsr

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    Sons Led by the Spirit

    Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

    Notice the context. Being led by the Spirit of God is associated with putting to death the deeds of the body as he also says in Gal 5:16-18 "So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law." And he goes on to speak about behavior. Concerning sinful behavior he says, "those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God." Gal 5:21b and godly behavior, "Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires." Gal 5:24

    This behavior is an identifying mark of believers, and thus a basis for one's assurance of salvation. For "we know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands" 1John 2:3 and consequently "this is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother." 1John 3:10 For the grace of God "teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age" Titus 2:12

    Children of God are identified by their behavior. How is the Spirit leading you?

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  2. Micaiah-Imla

    Micaiah-Imla New Member

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    Sadly many do not use this biblical formula to test who are the true believers, that truly follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Many are hearers only, and not doers.

    They are doers and believers of men's traditional doctrines, not the uncorrupted word of God.
     
  3. Sunshinee777

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    It's the most important thing for christians to have in them, the Holy Spirit. Because we can't be holy as we are by our own, we need God's helps with that.
     
  4. Micaiah-Imla

    Micaiah-Imla New Member

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    Holiness cannot be achieved in the flesh.

    And to many the idea that God just assigns holiness/righteousness to you, even if you are not doing righteous works, is appealing to them, because they refuse to go through the suffering that crucifying the flesh produces.

    God tells us what must be done.

    It's up to us to obey in order to be holy as he is holy.
     
  5. Sunshinee777

    Sunshinee777 Member

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    You are righteous through grace (God's gift) , but you can't be holy without Holy Spirit. Two different things. Being holy means being perfect in the eyes of the Lord.
     
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