Paul’s words to the church in Ephesus clarify the state of the Christian before and after salvation in Jesus. Focusing on life prior to salvation, Alistair Begg describes the diagnosis of those who have not experienced the divine remedy that is found in Jesus Christ. When we are confronted with the harsh reality of our sinful nature, it is uncomfortable at best, but it is only by recognizing the gravity of the human condition that we can fully appreciate the gift of God’s grace.
1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body1 and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.2
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