THIS IS WAR [NO HOLINESS VIA THE LAW!] ROMANS 7:12-25
ï‚§ DE-GEN & RE-GEN
ROMANS 7:12 ~ Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good.
ï‚§ ROMANS 7:14-25
Life after pardon
o Passage rendered in present tense almost entirely
o Executive Summary:
(1) Our Christian Life is a war! (Verse 23)
(2) Our Christian Life is both despair and triumph! (Verses 24-25a)
Live-stream of RE-GEN's week
o Verse 14 ~ For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin.
o Verse 15 ~ For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.
o Verse 21 ~ I find then a law, that evil is present in me, the one who wills to do good.
o Verse 24 ~ O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?" Three Questions for RE-GEN
 What is your view of the law today?
ROMANSâ€¬ 7:14â€¬, 16 22
 What is your view of that sin today?
ROMANS 7:15, 19, 25
 What is your view of yourself today?
ROMANS 7:14, 17, 18, 24
One Instruction for RE-GEN
o A war going on inside you (ROMANS 7:23)
o Your opponent = "sin that dwells in me" (ROMANS 7:17, 20) aka "remaining sin"
o He will keep attacking you (ROMANS 7:23) and he is far stronger than you (ROMANS 7:15 & 18)
o Your only hope of triumph: ROMANS 7:25a!
Sanctification is the work of God's free grace whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness. Baptist Catechism Q38