Using the Old and New Man in Sanctification
Why do Christians sometimes sin? What part of you is a sinner? Does Psalm 119 speak to your Old or New Man? Who is your New Man? How do we interact with our Old Man? Does everyone have an Old and New Man? Why do we do what we do not want to do? What tools does God give us to understand our lives of sanctification? All of these questions can be answered with a correct understanding of the biblical imagery of the Old and New Man. God gives us this useful imagery of the Old and New Man so that we can understand ourselves and others better and so that we can help them in their spiritual lives. The imagery of the Old and New Man, when properly applied, can assist in living lives of sanctification which properly focus on God and his grace. This thesis studies the key passages for understanding the Old and New Man and then evaluates proper and improper applications of the teaching.