Second Save

Romans 6:12-14 English Standard Version

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

The second type of salvation is being saved from the power of sin over our lives. We no longer have to respond to sin’s temptations.

Romans 8:12-13 English Standard Version

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Having been given the Holy Spirit as a guide to righteous choices, we no longer have to respond to the flesh and can choose to believe the truth and live for Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

When we follow Jesus He leads us to victory over sin, the temptations of the flesh.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

And there’s the rub, we must endure sin in the world because we are still flesh and bone.

Perhaps that has something to do with my confusion about when I was saved.

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