That’s exactly what the Devil wants people to believe. To the contrary of popular belief…Christ “can” deliver a man from the Old Adam. Note I said, ” can deliver” a man from the Old Adam. If you don’t believe Christ can do it, He won’t.
Sin is not a problem for the Christ of our Salvation and Sanctification. He died to forgive. He rose to sanctify. He sent His Holy Spirit to deliver men from a still existing Old Adam, even after you’re saved. Frustration is the Old Adam. Aggravation is the Old Adam. Flying off the handle is the Old Adam. Bad habits are the Old Adam. Unrest and inner disturbance that robs men of peace is the Old Adam. Lack of love or having ill will for someone of race, color, or social status are results of the Old Adam. All these things are behavior things that appear in people’s lives even after Salvation.
These characteristics promote the Old Man and not the new man. they reflect and old nature and not a new nature. This behavior is not a light that shines but a darkness that overshadows the name of Christ. The Old Adam is an inner conflict with the outer circumstances of life. Christ wants to deliver men from this bondage.
You can be delivered from the Old Adam and it’s as easy as being forgiven. How? Christ was prophesied to be a sanctifier. A sanctifier does more than forgive or Justify. A Sanctifier burns up the Old Adam.
Ezekiel 36:26-27…A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
Christ can rid man of the bondage of produced by the Old Adam. I speak of being “purged” or “purified” with fire. I speak of an act performed by Christ with the make-up of mans character. I speak of deliverance that defies the Devil and the Old Adam. A deliverance that only comes from above. A deliverance that deals with the Old Adam not the act of committing sin.
Jesus overcame the Devil and can purge man from the Old Adam. Don’t let tradition, human opinion, false teaching, or erroneous doctrine tell you otherwise. Jesus wants possession of the “whole” man not just part of him.
If you have problem with the Old Adam and know it, “will you trust Him to deliver you from the problem?”
Hebrews 10: 14…For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
You can be sanctified in this life and delivered from the Old Adam. Christ is not limited to the acts of sin only. Christ can destroy the root of sin. Christ is a baptizer and a sanctifier. Christ can deliver you – and remove the Old Adam completely. No struggle for Christ. It is written. It was promised. Christ doesn’t have to be mauled over by people that are uncertain.
Don’t be deceived into believing half truth. The whole truth is the “full Gospel”. The whole Gospel is enough to deliver man from the Old Adam. Bring honor to Christ by living a life where Christ rules you. Where peace rules you. Where the new nature rules you. Where the light shines and expels darkness. When the Lord puts you across the line, takes away the Old Adam you will at all times:
Philippians 4:5…Let you moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.