A FEW WORDS ABOUT CHARACTER...
Philippians 2:12-16 (KJV)
"Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain."
Carnality is described by GotQuestions as being translated from a Greek word that means “worldly” or “fleshly.” In other words, carnality involves worldliness and a giving in to fleshly appetites.
When we put our faith in Jesus Christ we become born again of the Spirit of God. Old things are passed away, behold all things become new. We are a new creation in Christ...given a new nature, the nature of God.
Romans 13:14 tells us, "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." In fact the entire chapter of Romans 13 instructs the believer how they ought to be living daily...and especially in the last days!
If Godly character is the result of the Holy Spirit’s work of sanctification in our lives, why is it that we can hardly tell the Church from the world today?