Are You Spiritual, Natural, or Carnal?
1 Corinthians 2:14, 3:1
I want you to take your Bibles please and turn to First Corinthians. You know, the devil doesn't like a Bible carrying Christian and he especially doesn't like a Bible-believing Christian. You know, there are several places that are a good place for the Bible. The home is a good place for the Bible; the hand is a better place for the Bible; the head is a better place for the Bible; the heart is the best place for the Bible. I hope you have yours in all of these places and you bring your Bibles to church.
I don't know whether you're use to going to church where we just take the Bible and go right on through verse by verse, but we enjoy doing it here and you'll always get more from the message if you'll bring a Bible with you. We're studying now the book of First Corinthians and we are now into chapter two, beginning in verse fourteen. ''But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.''
And then chapter three, verse one. ''And I brethren could not speak unto you as unto the spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. And I have fed you with milk and not with solid food or not with meat,'' as some have it, ''for to this time ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal, for wherein there is among you envying and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?''
Ladies and gentlemen, there are three classes of people present this morning. They are described in these verses. You may be a natural man, you may be a spiritual man, or you may be a carnal man, or for the ladies sake we may say you be a natural person, or you m ...
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