micah, another thought on the mind of Christ and our flesh/carnal mind;
brother, if you've been spiritually reborn through being given faith to believe on Jesus as your Savior, then IMO you do have the mind of Christ. I believe we just still have the "natural", or flesh etc. that battles it.
I doubt it was an accident :), but I saw this post just now from Nathan a long time ago, and I clipped a bit of it here. I think it fits very well here;
Here's the post;
"For me, because I am both flesh and spirit, I see that in the spirit, sin can not enter. So when I walk in the spirit, sin is not the topic for emphasis. It's lost it's power over me. It still exists in the realm of the flesh, but for those who pass from flesh to spirit inwardly even while they're in the flesh outwardly, they can live free from the power of sin both inwardly and outwardly.
But as I walk "in" the flesh, then sin abounds. I become consumed by it because I don't "see" through God's eyes. It's not that my flesh becomes immune to carnal things. It's more that the power of carnality has no hold on me so as I mature more and more in Christ, the power of sin has less and less affect.
Spiritually I am perfect... there will stil be days where my flesh not only is tempted, but it willingly sins . . .which remember, simply means I miss the mark . . . What is the mark?? Perhaps it's the will of God for my life "today"? When I walk in the flesh, I step out of his will . . .but even when I step out of his will, I don't have the power to alter his plan. Redemption is already at work in every aspect of my life." - Nathan