Defeating the Flesh

Colossians, Thoughts, Walking in the New Nature
Paul makes clear in Colossians chapter 2 that legalism in the church has the appearance of wisdom but in reality is "of no value against fleshly indulgence" (vs 23).  So how do we approach our struggle with the flesh and how do we win? Our victory over sin is expressed throughout the New Testament as a laying aside the old self and putting on the new.  "In reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self...and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth" (Eph 4:22,24). That is why it is so crucial that we understand the new man; understand the new creation we are in Christ.  The New Testament writers constantly refer…
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