The Greek word—^uxiko^—for natural man is used six times in the New Testament. In 1 Corinthians 15:44, 46 reference is made to a psuchikos body, an organism adapted to the soul, in contrast to a pneumatikos body, an organism adapted to the spirit. In 1 Corinthians 2:14, James 3:15, and Jude 1:19 the whole self is in view or the natural man's limitations are indicated by means of this terminology. One of the designations used by Paul for the unregenerate indeed is to be found in this term (1 Cor. 2:14). They are described accordingly as unchanged from their original fallen and depraved state. Distinctions must be drawn between the natural man and the spiritual as well as between the natural and the carnal. (See Flesh.)
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