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  • Eric on John 3:30
    The carnal man focuses more on carnal things than spiritual things. Carnal things lead to all manners of woe and strife, yet the carnal lusts may remain, yea, even grow stronger as the carnally minded man does not always learn from his follies, and in many cases does not wish to, being hard-hearted. Christ on the other hand speaks to us of spiritual truths that lead to holiness and blessedness when incorporated into our lives, as well as the need to repent from the "I" that desires carnality and sin (literally to DENY oneself) in order to slowly but surely begin eradicating the temptation to sin (to be delivered from evil). If the heart of man is desperately wicked, it is because it is focused on wicked things. Therefore, to accomplish seeing and entering the Kingdom of God, we must seek first righteousness and be as little children (teachable and trusting in the verity of the words of the Good Teacher). Jesus IS the embodiment of righteousness and truth, therefore HIS commandments, precepts, indeed all that Jesus IS must therefore continually increase in our lives, and the carnal "I" must decrease. How else can you expect to win the race set before your soul except to prepare rigorously, as Paul exhorts us, believing AND FOLLOWING the words of our Good Shepherd and Teacher?


 


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