Chapter # 7 Paragraph # 3 Study # 8
May 8, 2007
Lincolnton, N.C.

<310> Thesis: The problems of being deceived. Introduction: In our study last week we looked into the declaration by Paul that one cannot look for any good to come out of the flesh because no good dwells in our flesh. We saw that Paul was not writing about our physical bodies when he used the terms "in my flesh". Rather, he was writing about that aspect of us that derives from a purely Adamic connection. That our bodies are derived from Adam is not the critical issue; the critical issue is what resources are within that body that empower and direct its actions. The "flesh" is the issue of those "resources". All resources derived from Adam are worthless for the production of good. Only what comes with the Holy Spirit is of any value to the issue of godly behavior. This evening we are going to look into Paul's "conclusions" regarding the absolute dominion of Sin over the flesh so that we may function as he did.