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Old Man Syndrome

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  1. soul man

    soul man Well-Known Member

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    Philippians 3:5,7

    5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
    7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

    Paul being the pattern for the church has opened up his gut, he has let everyone see what made him tick as a religious man. He lists and talks about everything that made him who he was. There was not a thing Paul mention's that really amounted to a hill of beans, accept to him. Now what Christians should pay close attention to here in this verse is how Paul is being honest. Paul is a very honest man and there is reason he is giving these fine points of his previous life is for us. For the first 35 or so years of Paul's life was spent being deceived. Paul doing what he thought was right, doing what he felt was God service under the law. Now the man opens up and lets the world know and see he was decieved all those years.

    The little words "I was wrong" gained Paul more ground into the things of God than anything else he could have done. The hardest place you will ever be in is when you cannot admit your wrong and feel you are always right. It is a disease that plagues humanity and is carried over into Christianity. You can lie to yourself but you cannot lie to your father. He knows what made up mankind from the beginning, he knows the lieing spirit that came to Adam as they disobeyed him in the beginning. Your honesty will always begin with you, in you your honesty begins. We still try to hide under a fig leaf of deception, when in all actuality you are very much free from the old man lieing spirit. So like everything else it is a mind issue that has to be renewed.

    You are a new creation, that creation does not lie. If you want to check your walk in Christianity you can start by "am I living honest." If yes then you are expressing the new creation (Christ in you), if no, then you need to dig in and dont allow the old way of living trap you. Why is the old man syndrome so easy to live, because the flesh will always have an affinity for the downward pulls of this life. It is like gravity it will always be there, as long as your alive you will deal with flesh. Everything in the world will pull you, for example; you are on a diet and walk by a refridgerator you will more than likely open it. Any number of hishaps that have caused you to struggle through at times will always be there but you can overcome the world, the flesh, and the devil, by acknowledging Christ as life.
    Those will always be adverse to you as you journey through this life as a Christ person.
     
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    Old Man Syndrome? I think of dat as being old people being stiff necked and proud, or waxing old and stiff,
     
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    You sure nailed me on that stiff necked and the waxing old and stiff part. My neck has been stiff and giving me pain all of the time for a number of years now. I'm used to it now, so I only mention it even to my wife when it is especially bad which happens every now and again. On the proud part I have worked hard against that one, but our God is able. He can help us all in that respect... for especially if we have been well blessed by Him it is very tempting at times to take the credit ourselves instead of giving Him the glory!
     
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    I have heard the expression fig leaf's, but only as in the form of excuses!
    If I say I have never lied, then I am a Lier, My Dad was very big on honesty, But the Father of all Creation, and Our Savior are DEAD serious about it!
    You are right about this very thing, I would never let anyone receive correction for my mistakes, and to lie, well that just cuts me in the innermost! Yes it begins with being honest to ourselves first, then putting it into practice when dealing with all other's!
    Lying, has a domino effect!
     
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    soul man Well-Known Member

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    Lol yes it does
     
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    soul man Well-Known Member

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    Oh I know these body's go haywire at times. Getting old is not for sissy's that's for sure.
     
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    Even so... The good thing is that we have the new man who need never get old and die.
    Give God the glory!
     
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