• Why did God promise to give a new heart of flesh to His Old Testament people? Question and Answer

    Ezekiel 36:25

    Our natural condition is to have a heart of stone, which means we’re dead to the things of God. When we’re reborn by the Holy Spirit, that which was stony now is flesh—it’s alive. That’s problematic because in the New Testament the term “flesh” is a synonym often for our sin nature. So, God is not saying in the Old Testament, “Someday I’m going to give you a sin nature”—you already have that—but rather He’s saying that He will change the disposition of the heart. The Bible makes it clear that people in the Old Testament were born again by … View Resource