When person is no born again, he has what I call an unsaved spirit. There are many different ways the Bible describes a non-Christian. The Bible call him an unbeliever, a sinner and an unregenerate person. It is important for you to be aware of the condition of the human spirit.
The heart [unsaved spirit] is DECEITFUL above all things, and DESPERATELY WICKED: who can know it?
(Jeremiah 17:9)
There are people who distinguish between unbelievers: "This is a good unbeliever and this a bad one." But the Word of God makes it abundantly clear that all unbelievers have unregenerate spirits and are capable of great evil.
The terrible spiritual condition of an unsaved man is plainly stated in the book of Romans, chapter one. The Bible says that God’s wrath is being released against the wicked of men.
For the wrath of God is revealed from against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men…..
(Romans 1:18).
The human race has forsaken the living God and therefore God has given them up to become dead and darkened in their spirits.
…..when they knew God , they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, AND THEIR FOOLISH HEART WAS DARKENED.
(Romans 1:21).
God has gone a step further and given up mankind so that they may follow their own degenerate desires and perverted feelings.
Wherefore GOD ALSO GAVE THEM UP TO UNCLEANESS through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves….
(Romans 1:24).
Not only is the spirit of the unsaved man darkened with death but the mind of unsaved human race has also degenerate into a depraved condition.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO A REPROBATE MIND, to do those things which are not convenient….
(Romans 1:28).
As you read further, you will discover that the sinful human race is filled with every conceivable evil. The long list of evil characteristics are there for your reading.
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, conveteousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
(Romans 1:29-31).
This principle that an unsaved spirit is desperately wicked is manifest dround us. God has warned Christians against marrying non-Christians because a non-Christians has an ungenerate spirit and is capable of many evil things.
For example, covenant-breaking is common with unbelievers (Romans 1:31). Most do no stick to their word. They say, "I will" and "I do", but they won’t and they don’t.
It is rare to find an unbeliever who is faithful to his marriage covenant. Many young ladies struggle with their pastors’ caution against marrying unbelievers. God is trying to prevent your heart from being broken by a covenant-breaker!
Believe the Bible! It is the Word of God and profitable for our instruction.
The wicked nature of an unbeliever will manifest sooner or later. Do not be deceived by the dignified appearance of the unbeliever. Shakespeare wrote in Macbeth, "There is no art to find the mind’s construction in face."
Wickedness comes naturally to many little children. Why do children lie, cheat and steal without being taught to do so? It is because the unsaved spirit is at work again. Everyone is born into sin. That is why we sin so naturally and effortlessly even as children. Our spirits are born in sin and wickedness.
Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
(Psalm 53:3).
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags….
(Psalm 64:6).
In secondary school, I couldn’t understand the manifestation of wickedness in some of the students. They devised all sorts of unbelievable punishments. As a form one student, I experienced torture at the hands of senior students. They were no KGB torture specialists; they were just seniors with and unsaved nature.
Where did all their wicked ideas come from? They originated from the depraved and wicked heart of the unsaved man.


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