Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Born of the flesh
For whilst we were under the thraldom of our earthly natures, sinful passions-- made sinful by the Law--were always being aroused to action in our bodily faculties that they might yield fruit to death.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus;
1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man is a man of earth, earthy; the second man is from Heaven.
2 Corinthians 5:17
So that if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new state of things has come into existence.
This then is what I mean. Let your lives be guided by the Spirit, and then you will certainly not indulge the cravings of your lower natures.
Among them all of us also formerly passed our lives, governed by the inclinations of our lower natures, indulging the cravings of those natures and of our own thoughts, and were in our original state deserving of anger like all others.
In Him also you were circumcised with a circumcision not performed by hand, when you threw off your sinful nature in true Christian circumcision;