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Ryan,

It seems as though we are engaged in a tautology, meaning that this dialogue is simply going around in circles. You made a lot of statements that I would deem inaccurate; yet, because you made them you would think that they are correct, which is understandable. I have attempted to engage this dialogue using a consistent flow of scriptures to support my stance; yet, up to now I have not heard any scriptural refutation regarding the passages used. So I would like to directly address various passages in hopes to bring clarification.

You said, “From what I’ve read, it seems that the Evangelical regards natural things as incompatible with supernatural things. The natural is believed to be evil or bad and the supernatural good… Supernatural is not at odds with the natural, rather it must govern the natural.”

I have not, and would not word it as you have stated, for the bible uses the words Spirit and flesh–but you are right in concept. Because this is so, and it is something that you do not believe, please exegete the following scripture for clarification sake

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; FOR THESE ARE IN OPPOSITION TO ONE ANOTHER, so that you may not (cannot) do the things you please” (Galatians 5:16-17).

You said that “human nature governs human acts” in which I would wholeheartedly agree. With that in mind please exegete this following passage, and tell me if the same thing can be spoken of for an unregenerate person.

1 John 3:8 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he CANNOT SIN, because he is born of God.

Also, please explain as to why this person cannot sin. Finally, please explain what John means in declaring that God’s seed is in him.

Thank you,

Brian

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