This volume is both an anthropological and a biblical study of man as a child of Adam and as a child of God. It is a study of human nature and how it can and cannot be changed.
While a person does become a new creation in Christ, that person is still recognizably the same person. Scripture states quite precisely (using specific terms consistently) what part of our personality is untouched and what part is completely displaced.
Custance delineates these parts by engaging the research in psychology, genetics, and anthropology to illumine Scripture without changing Scripture what-so-ever.
Custance concludes that the experience of new birth actually has, for the child of God, the real effect of re-constituting the individual as a member of an entirely new species—what Scripture terms the ‘Body of Christ’.
The first edition can be read online at https://custance.org/Library/Volume3/index.html
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296 pp, 7 x 10 inch paper back.