Resolving Misunderstandings of the Exchanged Life - Revised and Expanded Second Edition

From new chapter, “Can There Be Total Freedom and Victory?”

According to God’s Word, in Romans 6:6-7, all doubts and fears regarding total freedom are completely false.[1] But these lies are served up to our logical thinking and fearful feelings in such a palatable way that our Enemy secures us as with an invisible hammer-lock. The lies are so disguised that we do not recognize the source, the pit of hell.

No army wins a war if they believe defeat is inevitable. (p. 17)

[1] Reginald Wallis, The New Life (Pigeon Forge, TN: Grace Fellowship International, 2003), pp. 34-35; and Steve McVey, Grace Rules (Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1998), pp. 172-173.

From new chapter, “Shouldn’t Grace Be Balanced With Law?”

Paul was aware of such a problem [that some will take grace teachings as a license to sin] (Galatians 5:13). But he’d shudder at the thought of handling the problem with a “balance” of law and grace. Instead he handled the danger with his teaching on our identity as being those who are no longer servants to sin (Romans 6:1-14). He also combated it by warning of the enslaving character of the power of sin (Romans 6:15-23) and of its self destructive consequences (Galatians 5:14-15). (p. 37)

From new chapter, “Is There Really a Distinct Human Spirit?”

Verses such as Galatians 2:20 and Romans 6:2-10 clearly state that all believers were co-crucified with Christ. If we do not have a discernable human spirit, we won’t be able to discerningly understand what actually happened to us at conversion. At the cross, in union with Christ, our spiritual death was a literal, though not physical, reality.

Some people have trouble seeing the reality of the “old man” dying with Christ (Romans 6:6) because they have a two-part concept of man and try to fit a concept based on a three-part man with a spirit into their two-part mold. Did we literally die with Christ? “No,” if we don’t have a distinct spirit. “Yes,” if we do! (p. 46)

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