When you were saved into your new life, it was required (not recommended) that you leave your old life behind. Many times along their wilderness journey, Israel was given specific warnings about entering their new life, the Promised Land. Destroy every remnant of pagan worship, idolatry and sexual temptation, or IT WILL come back to haunt you. They were ordered to remember Egypt, from where they came, and to consider Canaan, where they were going. The mandate: “DO NOT do what those nations do in any way!”
For Christians, the mandate is the same! You must “no longer live the rest of your new life in the lusts of the flesh, but for the will of Yahweh. You have spent enough of your old life in doing the will of the Pagans—so, if after you have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Y’shua, you are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end will be worse for you than the beginning. It would have been better for you not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then turn away from God’s holy commandments.
Pick a life — go back to the same flood of dissipation or live by the Spirit!
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