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  1. The carnal mind is at enmity against, or in hatred against, God’s will (Romans 8:7).

  2. Sin—enmity, jealousy, hatred, envy, anger, covetousness, etc., dwells in the mind.

  3. Sin first exists in the mind, then takes place in the actions of the body.

  4. The Great Controversy is between good and evil; between truth and error, right and wrong.

  5. The carnal mind is fit only for destruction; it cannot be reconciled to God in any fashion and it will be abolished.

  6. God gave Himself for our sins (Galatians 1:3).

    1. This involved an exchange—He exchanged Himself for our sins.

  7. The carnal mind can be destroyed in one of only two ways:

    1. The destruction of the whole body without possibility of resurrection or eternal life.

    2. Or, within Christ as He took upon Himself our nature with the possibility of falling.

  8. God could have allowed Adam (and thus the entire human race) to die when he sinned:

    1. Would have been just because it sustained the Law of God.

  9. Grace permitted Adam to be placed on probation when Christ immediately stepped between the sin and the punishment:

    1. Was just because it sustained the character of God.

    2. Was just because Christ took the punishment upon Himself as the Second Adam.

  10. All humanity was in Adam when he sinned:

    1. If he had died for his sin, then all humanity would have died in him without resurrection or eternal life.

  11. All humanity was in Christ when He overcame:

    1. Because He died as the Second Adam, the human race’s debt to the Law is paid (2 Corinthians 5:14; Romans 5:15, 18).

    2. Because He lives, the entire human race is given life ( 2 Corinthians 5:15; Galatians 2:20; DA 660).

  12. Because Christ succeeded in overcoming sin, He abolished the carnal mind in His flesh, then took that mind to the Cross and crucified it, thus destroying it forever (Romans 8:1-4; Ephesians 2:13-16).

  13. We may have His mind as our own (Philippians 2:5; Romans 12:1-2; 8:6, 14).

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