Originally Posted by CovenantInBlood

If the old nature is already completely dead & gone, why Paul's exhortation in Col. 3:5, "Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth"?


I'm not saying I agree with it, but I think the point that was made in the Sunday School class that spurred this thread was that the old nature is dead and gone but a remnant of sin remains that must be struggled with. I suppose (speculation on my part) the SS teacher would argue that we are putting to death this remnant of sin and not the remaining old nature since it is not present.

I guess the issue is whether the remnant of sin is coming from a remnant of the old nature that is still present or whether it is a remnant that is of itself.