Old Nature vs. New Nature

In Ephesians 2:1-10, Paul contrasts our old nature with our new nature in this way:

Old Nature

New Nature

Separated from Christ United to Christ
Disobedient Obedient
Ruled by spiritual evil Sharing Jesus’s rule over spiritual evil
Objects of God’s wrath Objects of God’s affection
Brings vague uncertainty about sin Brings specific awareness of sin
Walking in sin Walking in good works
Destined for hell Seated with Christ in heaven

– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in ChristThomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 73


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