To explain: Paul carries some fundamental assumptions from his Pharisaic heritage, namely, that God has created humans as embodied people; and that these people, now fallen, are summoned to a Godward life. In distinction to his Pharisaic heritage, Paul now views this Godward life in conversionist terms, such that coming to faith in Jesus Christ represents a conversion from the realm of the flesh to the realm of the Spirit. Whereas the realm of the flesh is characterised by the entertainment of passions, the realm of the Spirit is characterised by a new way of life. Christ himself is at the heart of this new way of life, such that Christ’s own bodily incarnation, death, resurrection, and future appearing provide the key imagery for believers’ corporeal and corporate renewal. The Old Testament law does not govern this renewal, although it does offer witness and wisdom to those who belong to Christ. The eschatological coming of Christ is anticipated in the inaugurated work of the Spirit, but remains deferred – and so in different senses believers should act as those who belong to this age and the next.