6-30-2017 The Natural Man

Paul wrote: “no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1 Corinthians 2:11-13 NKJV). Only a person miraculously inspired by the Holy Spirit could make the claim “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV). The Apostles of Christ who wrote this New Testament were thus endowed. Everyone else who is uninspired would be “the natural man [who] does not receive the things of the Spirit of God” (1 Corinthians 2:14 NKJV). “Natural men” must read and study the inspired New Testament for the Holy Spirit’s help.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.