Lecture 9, Sanctification, Part 2:
In our last lesson, we began studying sanctification, which is very much a part of the gospel Paul preached (Rom. 6:19). Those who are justified become slaves of righteousness in glad submission to Christ and in the power of His resurrected life. However, we must not see sanctification as a steady succession of victories completed in weeks or months, but as a constant battle against sin in this life. In this lesson, Dr. Waters opens up Paul’s teaching on this struggle in Romans 7, which finds connections to Paul’s teaching on the battle fought between the flesh and the Spirit (Gal. 5:17) and in the armor of God (Eph. 6) and his own personal fight for self-discipline (1 Cor. 9:27). We come, then, to consider this battle for ourselves and will do so in light of Paul’s teaching on the law and remaining sin.