The following is a summary of the conclusions of Sam Storms, who writes at Enjoying God Ministries. His take on 1 Cor 3:1-3 is a bit different than we have presented in parts 2 & 3 of this series of posts, but it is also excellent and he also rejects any notion that there exists a “carnal Christian” who is genuinely regenerate but who persists without repentance in a state of sin. I think that you will benefit from this article as well. Here is the link:
This is how Dr. Storms concludes his article:
“From what has been seen, we may now draw four conclusions.
First, there are two senses in which a Christian can be spoken of as “carnal”. (1) As new converts, all Christians are to varying degrees carnal. (2) Among long-time Christians, some may be. The former is expected. The latter is not. However…
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