Why put to death the flesh when we have redemption; the forgiveness of sins? If we live according to the flesh we will die (Romans 8:13), and we will not have an inheritance if we practice certain sins, known as sins that lead to death (Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:5-7, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
We have to put to death the deeds of the body by the Spirit in order to live, which is known as sanctification by the Spirit (2 Thessalonians 2:13, Romans 15:16-19). We reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7-8), and therefore if we sow to please our flesh we will reap corruption, but if we sow to please the Spirit we will reap everlasting life.
The shocking part about this question is that “sanctification by the Spirit” is a part of the Gospel (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, Romans 15:16), and so every Christians should already know these verses, but most of us don’t because no one is preaching a complete Gospel in this country. I’ve got a video on the Gospel verses that we don’t preach in this country, in case you think there is someone left who preaches it. If you find one, please let me know so I can join.
This one video could very well save the souls of many Christians today (James 5:16-17), who believe that all is well, but they are unknowingly headed in the wrong direction because darkness blinds our eyes (John 12:34).
My prayer is that God will open the eyes of everyone who watches this video so that they can make a conscience decision to either accept or reject the scriptures that I have mentioned. May the Lord have mercy on us all including me.
If you believe these scriptures in your own Bible, and have a question, please ask. If you do not believe your own Bible, I won’t be able to help you. So, please test the things I have said against the scriptures first and then speak. Farewell