Old Man

Romans 6:6; Ephesians 4:22; Colossians 3:9  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 10
A term used in the New Testament to express a moral condition or order of man which has been superseded for the Christian by the introduction of the new man. “Our old man has been crucified with him [Christ), that the body of sin might be annulled, that we should no longer serve sin” (Rom. 6:66Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (Romans 6:6)). The old man is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and the Christian is appealed to as having put off the old man (Eph. 4:2222That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; (Ephesians 4:22); Col. 3:99Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (Colossians 3:9)). If he has learned this in his soul, “as the truth is in Jesus,” he has to maintain consistency with it, and to act in the character of the new man, which he has put on, and in which Christians are one in Christ Jesus.