Old and New

Old Adam - New Adam, Jesus is New Adam, sanctification
"To educate the old Adam is to make him doubly dangerous. To polish him is to render him far more deceptive. To make him more religious is to leave him tenfold more the child of hell." ~Vance Havner

“'The first man, Adam, became a living person.' But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit ... Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man. Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man." 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 NLT

Believers are in process of becoming like Christ, moving from earthly to heavenly. 
  • We can't do it through education apart from God's Word (Psalm 19:7-11). 
  • We don't need polishing - we need refining (1 Peter 1:3-9). 
  • We don't need religion - we need relationship (John 17:3).
We set the pace for our process of transformation. God longs for us to move quickly away from our old self, but we set the pace.

Let's do something today to move faster toward that goal.

Need some help in transformation? These might help:
4 Obstacles to Discipleship
Let's Get to Work

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