A New Nature

When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you received a NEW NATURE.

You no longer have a sin nature.  You have a righteous nature.  You no longer have a propensity toward sin.  Your new nature is wired for righteousness.

Does that mean a believer cannot commit sin?  No, no, no.  We still have a capacity to sin.  But the propensity toward sin, our helpless default mode to sin, is gone.  Big difference between propensity and capacity.  And when we do sin, we have an advocate, Jesus Christ, who gave Himself as the payment for our sin.  But that is another post for another day.  For today, let’s focus on the new nature.

“For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.”   II Peter 1:4

“No one who is born of God practices sin, because God’s seed [God’s nature] abides in him.”   I John 3:9

“By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.”   I John 4:17