joh 03v06 Flesh Is Flesh



John 3:6


The grace of God does not change our old nature. Grace gives us a new, spiritual nature; but the old nature is unchanged. Flesh is still flesh, undiluted evi1, just as evil as it was before God saved us. Old Adam is still old Adam, even though Christ is in the heart. Grace conquers Adam, and grace rules Adam; but grace does not change Adam. "The flesh lusteth against the Spirit." This struggle between the flesh and the Spirit must continue, until at last grace wins the victory, the flesh returns to the earth, and we are received up into glory. We do not excuse the evil of our flesh, nor do we deny it. We confess it, acknowledge our sin, and trust Christ alone.