wqhat do you mean Its not just the carnal mind# expound some?
It's not just the carnal mind. We believers in Christ are going to live forever--he has given us eternal life.
Therefore, we do not have to live in fear of death anymore, because he has conquered death for us.
You seem to focus only on this life and only on the carnal mind.
I'm not even sure what you mean by the carnal mind.
We Christians have already moved beyond it though, I think, because there is now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus...
We walk by faith, not by sight.
we are already walking after the Spirit.
And, when this life is over, we will live with him forever.
No Molly as we move Death unto Life but many are not really sure what death is~ the serpent\satan etc aids in our understanding#
heres a Cand P of study shared with a Brother~
The great red dragon,serpent,Satan, and the devil, These are the natures of the carnal mind. ( earthly counciousness ) Rev. 12. v. 9 and Rev. Chap. 20. v. 2 Genes...is Chap. 3. v. 15 I will put enmity between thee and the woman... Romans Chap. 8.v. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God. Serpent = ( lieing thoughts ) Satan = Allowing your 5 senses to rule you. Devil = accuser ,Father of all lies. Dragon = vehicle or body of evil. Serpent comes from the word ( Nachash ) which means ,serpent or shining one. In this scripture it is used as a symbol of the earthly mind. Also a serpent ( snake ) goes by its 5 senses, A snake has no ears,( Jesus said let those who have an ear ), it goes by feeling the vibrations from his belly. The dust is the religious teachings. Being led by feelings and not by the Spirit. Also google Nachash. Matthew Chap. 23. v. 33 Ye serpents. How can ye escape the damnation of hell ( carnal mind )...Romans Chap. 8.v. 6 For to be carnally minded is Death. ( demons,hate,fear,devils,evil spirits,condemnation,division,WITCHCRAFT,etc. ) .But to be Spiritually minded ( Life and Peace ). Proverbs Chap. 23. v. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.
Satan = 5 senses, In this physical world. We are led by our senses, Example, Fear,drama, greed, hate, division,strife,Mans religion,sickness,poverty,the list goes on and on. This is not the mind of God. Jesus was not led by his sen...ses, He was led by the Spirit. Lets look at the book of Job. He was perfect and upright,and one that feared God. Now we know ,God talked with Satan. Lets look at Job Chap. 3. v. 25 For the thing which I greatly ( FEARED ) is come upon me, and that which I was (AFRAID ) of is come unto me. Job had to come face to face with ( HIS FEAR ) so he could overcome it. Same as we do. Now look at Job Chap. 42 .v. 11 All the evil that the ( LORD ) had brought upon him. Now read Matthew Chap. 16 .v. 23 But he turned and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan thou art an offence unto me, for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Now he called Peter Satan, Because he was being led by his own Intellect. And not by the Spirit. Now read Luke Chap. 22. v. 3 . Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. Judas Was being led by Greed. He was allowing the outward things to rule him. Now read 2 Corinthians Chap. 12 .v. 7 There was ( GIVEN ) to me a thorn in the flesh.The messenger of Satan. v.10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ sake, for when ( I AM WEEK THEN AM I STRONG ). God also uses the carnal mind for purifing. Any time you read about Satan in the Bible, It always fefers to the man of God. Satan is symbolic for the 5 sense realm. What we see,hear,smell,touch,and taste, is the voice for are feelings