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Corruption in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Peter tells us that through God's power we've been given precious promises that will help us avoid the corruption that causes sin.

Sinful in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Paul writes in Romans that our sinful nature overpowered what the Law was capable of doing; therefore, God sent Jesus to fully condemn our sinful nature. In this way, we actually do fulfill the Law and are able to live by the Spirit.

Works of the flesh - a Christian perspective
The works of the flesh--that is, of our sinful nature--are obvious by their wickedness. This passage lists out behavior that characteristic of a godless life. They have no place in the life of a Christian.

Sinful nature - a Christian perspective
Our basic human nature isn't innocent and pure; it's sinful and incapable of doing anything good on its own. This sinful nature is what Christ replaces when He offers us forgiveness of our sins.

"Flesh" in the Bible: Romans 8:1-12
Even after we become Christians, our lives are defined by a continual struggle to resist "the flesh"--that is, our sinful nature and desires. Christ alone makes it possible to find victory over our impulse to sin.

Colossians 2:11-15 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Identified in and with Christ! When we come to Christ, we are identified in Him, circumcised, and baptized spiritually, so our sinful nature becomes less and He becomes more.

Romans: 5:12-21 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Our heredity of sin! This is the passage that tells us about the universal sinful nature of humanity: Original Sin. We placed ourselves under sin,