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For Wednesday evening services, the Lord has lead me to do a Bible study for practical Bible verses in Romans. Please come back to these Bible lessons in order to review them and learn them. Whenever we have learned the meaning of Bible verses and think about them throughout each day, we will be in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). Not only that, but when we are in a situation in our daily lives and are tempted to sin, we can think back to what we have learned from the Bible and say to ourselves, "The Bible says to not do what I am tempted to say, think, do, and/or desire right now, so I am going to refuse to give in to this temptation." This is what Romans 12:2 means, and it says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." This is also the pattern that Jesus used when the devil tempted Him to sin in Matthew 4:1-11.
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1Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? 2For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. 3So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. (Marriage is a life commitment. The only exceptions are when a person's spouse dies, commits adultery (Matthew 5:32) (Forgiveness is a must, even if divorce happens; bitterness and hatred shouldn't happen. On the other hand, divorce doesn't have to happen at all.) or leaves because they abandoned the Christian faith or refuses the Christian faith (1 Corinthians 7:15). The Bible does allow someone to separate from their spouse if they are being abused or threatened, but they shouldn't get divorced or seek another relationship (Mark 10:11-12, Matthew 5:32, 1 Corinthians 7:15). Luke 16:18 adds that someone who has been divorced, shouldn’t remarry, except for the reasons covered in Matthew 5:32 and 1 Corinthians 7:15. Also, a man shouldn’t marry a woman who has been divorced (Matthew 5:32), except for the reasons covered in Matthew 5:32 and 1 Corinthians 7:15.)
4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God. (Being married to the law (trying to obey the Old Testament law without being a Christian) produces no ability to please God and do good works for Him. (live a lifestyle similar to the one explained in chapter 39 of the pdf file book featured at this website - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com) But, once someone becomes a Christian, that relationship dies: They're freed from that fruitless effort and are able to please God and do good works for Him.) 5For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. 6But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. (Once someone becomes a Christian, the Holy Spirit produces the fruit of the Spirit. When a Christian displays the fruit of the Spirit (see the fruit of the Spirit explained in chapter 21 of the pdf file book featured at this website - www.areyousureyouaresaved.com) they obey God's law and serve Him.)
7What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. 8But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead. 9For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died. 10And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death. 11For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me. 12Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
13Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful. (Someone who hasn't became a Christian doesn't have the Holy Spirit living inside them, and the power of sin easily arouses evil desires within them. (Everyone has various evil desires lurking within them. James 1:14 explains, "But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.") For instance, when a non-Christian learns that they shouldn't covet, the power of sin attacks by encouraging their evil desires and convincing them to want to firstly possess another man's car, then his money, or maybe his wife. (Romans 7:8) This can lead to the sinful actions of physically trying to take those things. (Romans 7:5; James 1:15) Sin used God's commandment, which is holy and right and good (Romans 7:12) to cause this person to become a slave to sin, which leads to eternal separation from God. (Romans 7:11; Romans 7:13) 14For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. (Even though the power of sin uses the law for evil purposes, the power of sin wouldn't be able to use it against us if we didn't have a sin nature. (see note for Romans 7:13) 15For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
The following is an explanation for Romans 7:15-23: Christians continue to be at war with sin, because their sin nature remains but isn't as over-powering. (see note for Romans 7:13) When Christians try to do good and try not to sin, their sin nature successfully persuades them to do the opposite if their guard isn't up and aren't living in the power of the Holy Spirit, who's also living in them. When Christians aren't enjoying the things of God and focusing on Him, their sin nature is likely to cause them to sin. When this happens, Christians should be upset for failing the Lord and want to do better in the future. (Hebrews 12:5–11) If not, something is wrong. (If you have prayed or made a decision to become a Christian, but this doesn't describe you when you sin, please follow this website - http://chriswaug5.wix.com/howtogotoheaven) During these circumstances, they have a way to gain assurance of their salvation. The problem isn't them; it's their sin nature.
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