The Cure for Carnality
Dr. Adrian Rogers
I Corinthians 6
Would you take your Bibles please and turn to First Corinthians chapter 6 as we're continuing our journey through First Corinthians. Our text today is a well-known text, well known because of the truth that it has for us and the implication for our lives. First Corinthians chapter 6 beginning in verse 19. We're speaking on this subject, "The Cure for Carnality." "What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God's."
You will remember that already we have preached that there are three classes of men. There is the natural man. "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, neither can he know them." The natural man is an unsaved man, a man without Christ, without God, without life, without hope, without heaven. He's a natural man and he's just doing what comes naturally.
And then there's the spiritual man. This is a man who has been saved, filled with the Spirit, controlled by the Spirit, walking in the Spirit. His life is a supernatural life, not a natural life, but a supernatural life, so he's not doing what comes naturally. He's doing what comes supernaturally.
But then there's another class of persons. This time he's a very strange person. He has been saved, he's been born again, he has received Christ into his life, he has been made a partaker of the divine nature, when he dies he's going to heaven. But he's not filled with the Spirit, he's not living a victorious life, because he's what the Bible calls a carnal man. He has received Christ but he's still a babe in Christ.
I'm afraid he is an average Christian but not a normal Christian. Remember there's a vast difference between the average and the normal. The normal is what we ought to be, the average is what probably most of us are. He's ...
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