The As A State Of Being Essay

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Flesh, in the greek is the word sarx. The first definition is, “a soft substance of the living body, which voters the bones and is permeated with blood of both man and beasts.” (BLB). The next definition found was, “the flesh, denotes mere human nature, the earthly nature of man apart from divine influence, and therefore prone to sin and opposed to God.” (BLB). Through reading and studying these verses, I have come to a conclusion five categories of use: A state of being, a rule/guide, actual flesh/a person, the world, and referring to earthly desires. I will explain each category and then explain what I believe the word “flesh” means in the context of Romans 8:1-17. The first category is a state of being. There are many passages that use the word flesh in this way including: Romans 7:5, 8:3, 9:8, 13:14; and Galatians 2:16, 3:3, 5:13. Romans 9:8 states it best in saying, “That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are regarded as descendants.” (NASB. It depends on what you are a child of, the flesh or God. Being a child of flesh is a state of being. Romans 13:14 also depicts there being a state of the flesh, “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” (NASB). This verse is explains being in the state of a mind connected to Jesus instead of being a mind connected to the flesh. A state of being in the mindset of the flesh will lead into the earthly desires of the
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