Truly born again believers always have this question, “How can I have a victorious Christian life?” To help toward answering this, I wanted to share a portion of our booklet, “Dead unto Sin Alive unto God.” This booklet deals with the vital subject of a Christian’s abiding life in Christ, the victorious Christian life, which requires Faith–and an accurate scriptural balance. What does God tell us in His Word about how to live victoriously in Him?
Many excellent books have been written on this subject by tried and proven saints throughout church history. The greatest book, of course, is the Bible itself, especially the New Testament epistles. The powerful thesis in Romans 6-8, written by the apostle Paul, stands as one of the most vital teachings for believers desiring a victorious Christian life. After we are born again, what could be more important than learning how to have this life?
“The apostle Paul, writing under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, describes the victorious Spirit-filled Christian life in Romans 6-8. In these chapters, he tells us how we, as believers, are to walk in Christ’s strength and not our own. In Romans 7, Paul describes how a person, probably himself, struggled in his Christian walk and was defeated. This defeat occurred through his trying to live the Christian life by obeying God’s law in his own strength.