Freewill and Natural man

Genesis 2:17

but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you may not eat, for in the day of the eating of it, dying you shall die.

Genesis 3:4-8

4 And the serpent said to the woman, Dying you shall not die,

5 for God knows that in the day you eat of it, even your eyes shall be opened, and you shall become like God, knowing good and evil.

6 ¶ And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that to the eyes it was to be desired, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

7 And the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed leaves of the fig tree and made girdles for themselves.

8 And they heard the sound of Jehovah God walking up and down in the garden at the breeze of the day. And the man and his wife hid themselves from the face of Jehovah God in the middle of the trees of the garden.

Comment

Jehovah said “Dying you shall die” Spiritual death came after they ate and the process of physical dying began.

Now natural man is running and hiding from the biblical God; creating gods from his own fallen imagination.

Spiritual death is simply proven by all of Adam’s descendants becoming liars by nature.

Satan is the father of all lies. (John 8:44)The Serpent lied by calling God a liar and alluded that God was holding back knowledge because he didn’t want them to become like Him having the knowledge of good and evil.

The Serpent was insinuating that “knowing” and becoming like God would give them freedom to choose by having the knowledge of good and evil …. but that was a lie also because Adam and Eve knew good experientially being covered by God before the fall; but now spiritually dead became naked, knew evil by becoming evil by nature after the fall because only God is good by nature. God is not free to be sinful because it is not in his holy righteous nature.

Natural Man attempts to be good outwardly but fails to discover that goodness flows from motives in the heart which are now corrupt by nature being void of the spirit….. Jesus said ….in Matthew 7:11, Luke 11:1

Then if you being evil know to give good gifts to your children, how much more the Father out of Heaven will give the Holy Spirit to the ones asking Him.

So it appears giving good gifts to your children doesn’t mean the natural man is good

Being spiritually dead means it is impossible to please God ….which the scriptures below will demonstrate.

Romans 9:16

So, then, it is not of the one willing, nor of the one running, but of the One having mercy, of God.

Psalms 14:1,2,3

The foolish one has said in his heart, No God! They acted corruptly; they did abominably in deeds; Not one is doing good.

Comment

The Natural Man says in his heart there is no Biblical God and none seek Him. He makes up in his imagination his own gods… but says no to the Sovereign Lord in the Bible.

Isaiah 44:8-11,Habakkuk 2:18, Jeremiah 10:14-15,Leviticus 19:4, Ephesians 5:5,

1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Exodus 20:4-6,

2 Corinthians 11:4, 1 Corinthians 15:1, Galatians 1:8,9

2 Jehovah looked down from Heaven on the sons of mankind, to see if there was one considering and seeking God:

3 all have turned aside; together they are corrupt; not one is doing good, not even one!

Matthew 7:16-18

From their fruits you shall know them. Do they gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

17 So every good tree produces good fruits, but the corrupt tree produces evil fruits.

18 A good tree cannot produce evil fruits, nor a corrupt tree produce good fruits.

Comment

God is Spirit (Father,Son,Holy Spirit) and only God is good; therefore the Holy Spirit is all that is good… Since Natural Man is void of the spirit, he is evil by nature falling short of the glory of God

Luke 18:19, Romans 8:8,9, Romans 3:23

Proverbs 12:10

The righteous one knows the life of his animal, but the mercies of the wicked ones are cruel.

Comment

Everything the natural man does even his mercies are cruel in the eyes of God because he doesn’t know the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ and the unrighteousness of natural man

John 3:19,20

19 And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the Light, for their works were evil.

20 For everyone practicing wickedness hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, that his works may not be exposed.

Romans 8:5-8

5 For the ones being according to flesh are mindful of the things of the flesh. And the ones according to Spirit the things of the Spirit.

6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace.

7 Therefore the mind of the flesh is enmity towards God; for it is not being subject to the law of God, for neither can it be.

8 And the ones being in the flesh are not able to please God.

Romans 6:17-20

17 But thanks be to God that you were slaves of sin, but you obeyed from the heart a form of doctrine to which you were given over.


18 But having been set free from sin, you were enslaved to righteousness.


19 I speak as a man on account of the weakness of your flesh. For as you presented your members as slaves to uncleanness and to lawlessness unto lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness unto sanctification.


20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free to righteousness.

John 6:44

44 No one is able to come to me if not the Father, the One having sent Me, draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day

John 6:65

65 And He said, Because of this, I have told you that no one is able to come to Me if it is not given to him from My Father.

Luke 6:45

The good man brings forth the good thing out of the good treasure of his heart. And the evil man brings forth the evil thing out of the evil treasure of his heart, for his mouth speaks out of the abundance of his heart.

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to be pleasing to God. For it is necessary for the one drawing near to God to believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder to the ones seeking Him out.

Proverbs 15:8

The sacrifice of the wicked one is a disgusting thing to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright one is His delight.

Comment

The religious activity, prayer and good works or sacrifice of the wicked in belief of false gods is a disgusting thing to the true God

Jeremiah 13:23

Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? Then you also may do good who have learned to do evil.

Romans 7:5

For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sin were working in our members through the law for the bearing of fruit unto death.

Ephesians 2:1-5

and you being dead in deviations and sins,

2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience, among whom we also all conducted ourselves in times past in the lusts of our flesh, acting out the wills of the flesh and of the understandings, and were by nature the children of wrath, even as the rest.

4 ¶ But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5 even we being dead in deviations, He made us alive together with Christ; by grace you are having been saved,

Comment

To be made alive by Christ is to believe the Gospel of Christ

2 Corinthians 4:3,4

But if even our gospel is being hidden, it has been hidden in the ones perishing,

4 in whom the god of this age has blinded the thoughts of the faithless ones, so that the illumination of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine on them.

Comment

Satan is able to blind the thoughts of the Natural man because he doesn’t have the spirit of Christ to discern spiritual things proven by the fact he doesn’t love the cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18), he thinks it is foolishness. He doesn’t know that Christ effectually accomplished and secured the salvation of his people when he said “ it is finished” (John 19:30) all that he came to save will be saved; none will be lost (John 6:37-44)… it is impossible for the people he came to save to be lost because there is no such thing as freedom from God or free will

Ephesians 4:18

18 having been darkened in the intellect, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance which is in them because of the hardness of their heart,

1 Corinthians 2:14

But a natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

God’s Sovereignty

Job 23:13

But he is in one mind,and who can turn Him? Yea, His soul desires, and He does it.

Psalm 115:3

But our God is in Heaven; He has done all that He has pleased.

Isaiah 46:9,10

Remember former things from forever, for I am God, and there is not any God besides, even not one like Me,

10 declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past those things which have not been done, saying, My counsel shall rise; and, I will do all My desire;

Romans 9:11-15

11 for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of the One calling,

12 it was said to her, “The greater shall serve the lesser”; Gen. 25:23

13 even as it has been written, “I loved Jacob, but I hated Esau.” Mal. 1:2, 3

14 ¶ What then shall we say? Is there not unrighteousness with God? Let it not be!

15 For He said to Moses, “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will pity whomever I pity.” Ex. 33:19

Romans 6:20

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free to righteousness.

Colossians 2:13

And you, being a dead one in the deviations and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made alive together with Him, having remitted all your deviations,

Colossians 1:21,22

And you then being alienated and a hostile one in your mind by evil works, but now He reconciled

22 in the body of His flesh, through death, to present you holy and without blemish and irreproachable before Him,

1 John 4:9,10

By this the love of God was revealed in us, because His Son, the Only begotten, God, has sent into the world that we might live through Him.

10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be a propitiation concerning our sins.

John 1:12,13

But as many as received Him, to them He gave authority to become children of God, to the ones believing into His name,

13 who were generated not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but were generated of God.

Comment

God must regenerate your spirit and give you a new heart unto belief of the Gospel of Christ that salvation is solely conditioned on His Sovereign work on the cross shedding his blood and his perfect life lived in thought word and deed imputed or charged to the people’s account that he represented . John 3:3-8 Ephesians 2:8-10, Romans 3:20, John 6:29, Ezekiel 36:26, Romans 3

Blessed is the man in whom the Lord does not impute sin and imputes righteousness apart from works. Romans 4:3-8

John 8:44, John 5:24

Comment

Freedom or freewill was the delusion offered by the Serpent in the Garden of Eden and given to natural man after Adam and Eve failed to trust God above all else

There are 2 kinds of people unsaved and saved… some believe the truth and some believe the lie

2 Thessalonians 2:9,10

9 His coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and miraculous signs and lying wonders,

10 and in all deception of unrighteousness in the ones perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved.

2 Corinthians 4:6

Because it is God who said, “Out of darkness Light shall shine,” the One who shone in our hearts to give the illumination of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Isa. 42:6, 7, 16

God commands all to repent and believe the Truth ....Acts 17:30,31, John 14:6

Comments, Highlights, Italics, Parentheses and Underlining added…

Scripture verses from KJ3 Jay P Green Literal translation

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4 thoughts on “Freewill and Natural man

    1. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4…KJ3 … But if even our gospel is being hidden, it is being hidden in the (ones) perishing, in whom the god (Satan) of this age has blinded the thoughts of the faithless (ones) (so that) the illumination of the Gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, (should) not shine on them
      Blocked isn’t probably the best synonym for “blinded the thoughts”
      How is Satan able ? Not sure but the scripture says he has blinded their thoughts

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      1. The scripture above says the ones that Satan is able to blind the thoughts of are the faithless which means they have not received from God regeneration of the spirit John 3:3-8 and given a new heart Ezekiel 36:26 … In 1 Corinthians 2:14 …. But a natural man does not receive the things of (the) Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he is not able to know (them), because they are spiritually discerned verse 15 But the spiritual (one) discerns all things, but he is discerned by no one.
        Since the natural man has not the spirit, This might be how Satan is able to blind the thoughts of the faithless

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