Florida Bible Institute
Level One
Lesson Eight
Answer Key

I.        A New Creation

1. II Corinthians 5:17 assures us that if any man be "in Christ" he is a "new creation", i.e., a "new creature".

2. II Corinthians 5:17 assures us that "all" things have become new in the life of a Believer.

3. To be a "new creation" (creature) means that through the "new birth" by being "born agin" the Believer
    has by the grace of God become a "new person.

4. The phrase "all things are become new" means that, in Jesus Christ, through the new birth, our desires,
    emotions, practices, habits, likes and dislikes are progressively changing.

5. With respect to Romans 6:6 and following our old "sin nature" has ben put to death, co-crucified with
    Christ Jesus and as a "new creation" we have become "partakes of the divine nature". (2 Peter 1:4)

6. Galatians 2:20 reveals the same truth as Romans 6:6, in a more expressive, expanded way!

II.       The New Nature (II Peter 1:4)

1. According to the scriptures the Believer has been made a partaker of the Divine nature!

2. It is the nature of a thing to reveal by its actions, attitudes, reactions, and lifestyles what it is and to
    reproduce after its own kind.

3. Romans 6:16-18, and II Peter 1:4 assures us that we as Believers are empowered by Christ Jesus to
    live the life we are instructed to live.

4. We will sin, (I John 1:8) but, the one who has truly been "born again" has the "seed of God" in them
     and will not - cannot go on indefinitely in a known lifestyle of sin and rebellion against God.

    Both (1) and (2) are self explanatory in the lesson itself.

5. The Believer does not have to commit any sin that they have time to think about and consider before
    they actually comit the sin.