EDWARD D. ANDREWS (AS in Criminal Justice, BS in Religion, MA in Biblical Studies, and MDiv in Theology) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He has authored seventy-five books and coauthored and updated and expanded five books, as well as over 200 articles. Andrews is the Chief Translator of the Updated American Standard Version
However, because of our fallen condition, there is also 'the law of sin, which is in our members.' This 'law in our members of our body, wages a war against the law of our mind and can make us a prisoner of the law of sin.'―Romans 6:12; 7:22, 23
Nevertheless, not all is lost, because Paul also tells us that we can 'be renewed in the spirit of our minds.' (Eph. 4:23) We can 'put off the old person with its practices and have put on the new person. We will then be renewed in knowledge according to the image of our Creator.' We will be transformed by the renewing of our mind, so that we may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.'―Colossians 3:9-10; Romans 12:2
We are 'baptized into Christ Jesus we are baptized into his death. Our old self is crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Nevertheless, while we are in an imperfect condition, the law of God is in our inner being, but in our members, is another law waging war against the law of my mind and making us captive to the law of sin that dwells in our members. While we serve the law of God with our mind, with our flesh we serve the law of sin.' (Rom. 6:3-7; 7:21-25) The premise of this book is quite simple, how do we take off the old person and put on new person? In addition, what must we do, to keep on sustaining that new person?