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Scripture: Human Self Born of Flesh

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Self Must Be Born Again of Spirit


New Testament Scripture on Being Born Again

“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” —Matthew 26:41 

“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” —John 6:63 

So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” —Romans 8:8 

“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” —Romans 8:13 

“That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” —Romans 9:5 

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.” —I Corinthians 15:50 

“Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” —Galatians 3:3 

“But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.” —Galatians 4:23 

“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” —Galatians 5:16-17 

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,” —Galatians 5:19 

“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” —Galatians 5:24 

“For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” —Galatians 6:8 

“Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” —Ephesians 2:3 

“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” —Philippians 3:3 

Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:” —II Corinthians 5:6 

“We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” —II Corinthians 5:8 

“For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” —I Timothy 4:8 

“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” —Jude 1:23 

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” —I John 2:16 

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;” —I Peter 2:11 

“That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.” —I Peter 4:2 

“For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.” —I Peter 4:6 

“But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.” —II Peter 2:10


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