Sinful Nature and Prophecy Fulfilled

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Reflection Paper 1: Sin Nature and Prophecy Fulfilled February 13, 2014 This paper will be my reflection of our sinful nature and the fulfilled prophecy. Sinful nature is something we are born with, everyone is guilty of sin at birth. Fulfilled prophecy is one of the strongest arguments for the Christians that God is real because no man can tell the future. Sinful nature is essentially the desire to do evil. Because of Adam and Eve disobeying God they lost their original righteousness (disposition to do right) which has traveled down through the generations all the way to you and me. To “counteract” our sinful nature we must go through justification. When we trust Christ and establish a true working relationship with God and he declares us righteous and we express this faith in God, this is justification. It’s not just saying the words and continuing as you were before, you must feel it in your heart and soul and with Christ’s help we can overcome sin and temptation. Romans 8:4, 5 states “in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.” (NKJV) Meaning the requirement of the law of God is those who live to serve him and do not live to serve themselves will do things for the Spirit and not worldly things for themselves. To serve God completely feels impossible sometimes because it is in our human nature to sin, to give in to our fleshly desires. Romans 8:12,13 “ Therefore, brethren, we are debtors-not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”(NKJV) This does not mean that we

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